More to come from Wonthaggi’s race two victor.
Fresh after claiming a convincing moto victory at Wonthaggi’s Pirelli MX Nationals on Sunday, Todd Waters has revealed he’s targeting to be at 100 percent form by Murray Bridge’s double-header, scheduled for 4-5 May in South Australia.
The popular Queenslander, who suffered a mechanical DNF in race one last weekend after a start straight clash damaged his subframe, believes he’s at just 70 percent of his program, which is designed to ramp up heading into the lengthy mid-season break.
“I’m at about 70 percent of where I’ve set my goals,” Waters declared to MotoOnline.com.au. “My goal is to be at 100 percent around Murray Bridge and take that through the break. A lot of people said I looked like I was just cruising around in the second moto, and I was.
“I’ve got the fitness and can ride for 45 minutes – that’s no dramas – but I’m working on my sprint speed, which won’t come until later – that’s just how the program is set. I’m excited about that because we’re winning races and have a lot left in the tank. A massive part of that is the team around me.”
Claiming victory at Appin’s season-opener, the DPH Motorsport Husqvarna rider has displayed some of the strongest performances of career domestically in the just the first two rounds, which is a direct result from his enjoyable surroundings and the capable FC 450, according to the number 47.
“I’m happy,” he added. “I’m super happy with the bike, with the team and everything around me. My riding is good, and I believe I can win motos – I showed that in the last one. I’m just super pissed with myself in that first one, honestly. The gates were held for a super long time – I didn’t anticipate that – I stuffed the start and that led to crashing and colliding with riders halfway down the straight.
“Unfortunately, I snapped my subframe, which you wouldn’t expect to happen. It’s not good for the championship – it’s very unfortunate – but there’s lots of racing, so we’ve just got to put our heads down and focus on what we’ve got to do.”
Luke Clout (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) earned his maiden premier class victory at Wonthaggi, while Raceline KTM Thor’s Hayden Mellross inherited the points lead. Waters sits fourth in the standings, 19 points shy of P1.