Norton Seventh in DHP Debut

By |2018-08-05T20:07:07+00:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|

AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND. Round 9 of the MX Nationals was held at Gladstone, Queensland Sunday 5th August. The hard pack technical track was both mentally and physically demanding for the motocross athletes. Victorian Callum Norton with his new team, DPH Motorsports, aboard his new FC450 Husqvarna qualified in eighth. In the opening thirty minute moto, Norton had a cracker of a start, posted his best lap time on his fourth navigation, sat in fourth place for the opening laps. Series Seventh overall Caleb Ward passed Norton for fourth place. The middle of the race was spent in the fifth place. Dylan Long (series fourth overall) and Rhys Carter (series seventh overall) passed Norton in the closing laps of moto 1 relegating Norton to seventh in race 1. Moto 2 would see Norton have another good start, led to consistently hovering in seventh in the moto.

Callum Norton finished on equal points with Luke Clout for sixth overall (48 points) for Round 9 being awarded seventh overall on a countback and currently sits in twenty-fourth overall (128 points) in the MX1 after 3 rounds.

The MX Nationals heads to Coolum for the final round 11/12 August 2018.

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