Purvis clinches maiden Motul MXD class overall

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AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, GIPPSLAND. Round 3 of the 2018 MX Nationals at Wonthaggi Saturday, 19 May 2018. New Zealand’s Maximus Purvis (Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing) has claimed a memorable maiden Motul MXD round victory after trading race wins with Bailey Malkiewicz (Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha) in another enthralling outing for the development class.

Purvis won the day on count-back from Malkiewicz, while Davey Motorsports KTM’s Morgan Fogarty rounded out the podium.

Malkiewicz took the race honours in the opening MXD race, with Purvis shadowing him across the line just two seconds behind. The pair were in a league of their own all race, with third-placed Jye Dickson (Raceline Performance KTM) finishing 53 seconds adrift, while Callum Norton (Penrite Honda Racing) and Mat Fabry (Bee Firm NRG Yamaha) placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Purvis took the bit between his teeth in the second moto and pulled out a 10-second victory over Malkiewicz, while Fogarty, Hugh Mackay (Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha) and Norton rounded out the top five.

Former red plate holder Riley Dukes (Husqvarna) had a tough day, finishing 12th overall.

Results:

1 Maximus Purvis (Yamaha) 67

2 Bailey Malkiewicz (Yamaha) 67

3 Morgan Fogarty (KTM) 55

4 Callum Norton (Honda) 54

5 Jye Dickson (KTM) 54

6 Hugh Mackay (Yamaha) 50

7 Brodie Ellis (Yamaha) 48

8 Mat Fabry (Yamaha) 48

9 Rhys Budd (Honda) 44

10 Mason Rowe (KTM) 43

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