Dylan Walsh races world’s premier class – 3rd Round at MXGP Citta di Faenza

Dylan Walsh races world’s premier class – 3rd Round at MXGP Citta di Faenza

Dylan Walsh races MXGP premier class at Faenza tomorrow, second of triple header at venue and only 3rd line-up on gate for the Kiwi amongst the world’s best 450 racers. Having finished 15th Overall at the weekend- tied with Jeremy Van Horebeek, Dylan has edged upwards in performance with such limited time on new bike.

Dylan Walsh MXGP of Italy Photo Credit: JM Honda Racing

As way of recognizing the level of competition in the premier class, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Jeffrey Herlings claimed his 90th GP win at the weekend, ranking the 3x MX2 Champion and crowned 2018 MXGP Champion amongst the elite of the sport. Holding most prestigious record is Stefan Everts 10x World MX Champions with 101 GP wins.

Racing under 1993 World MX Champion 500cc Jacky Martens Team, JM Honda Racing, Dylan has gained rare opportunity to further develop his career surrounded by expert advice, technical and mechanical support, flexibility to learn and improve within compacted race-time all the while adjusting to racing against well-seasoned racers.

Dylan: “I messed up my start in the first moto. From about 24th I came back to 15th. I rode solid but I used a lot of energy as well. In the second moto I had a really good start again and was riding well until twenty minutes into the race. I could only bring it home without pushing after that’.

Dylan Walsh MXGP of Italy Photo Credit: JM Honda Racing.

‘Fifteenth and eighteenth for P16 overall is an improvement but we want to do better. We’ll prepare for Wednesday as good as possible and I’m looking forward to make more progress.” Courtesy JM Honda Racing.

With change of race format to one day, Free and Timed Practice takes place in morning followed by Race 1 mid-day and Race 2 late afternoon, with only MXGP and MX2 racing. MXGP of Emilia Romagna follows on September 13th at same venue, Faenza before double header at Mantova 2 weeks later.

Header photo courtesy JM Honda Racing.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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