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Wilson and Long snatch up championship points for the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team at round five

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Dylan Long and Jay Wilson have collected valuable championship points ahead of the mid-season break commencing, at round five of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals at Wanneroo in Western Australia over the weekend.

With Wilson and Long heading in to the round well and truly within the top ten of a talent packed MX1 class, both riders took to the difficult track conditions well, recording consistent results and a top five race finish to boot.

For Long, race one handed himself and the team the best result of the day. Riding his CRF450 Honda machine to an impressive 5th place, before taking 7th and 8th in the following two motos to wrap up the round in 6th overall.

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“I was relatively happy with the weekend – I raced well in the first two motos but in the final race of the day I crashed and that effected my overall result for the day,” Long shared.

“The track at Wanneroo was very rough and deep on the weekend. We had a look at the circuit at the end of the day, and it was crazy to see what we were racing on.

“We are improving every weekend we go racing and I’m fit and healthy, so I’m happy to head in to the mid-season break sitting in sixth in the championship, and looking forward to coming back in the second half of the season swinging.”

For Wilson who will head in to surgery this Wednesday to have his injured wrist repaired, round five delivered improved results. After collecting 8th in race one, Wilson battled to 9th and 7th in the following two motos, handing the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team with 9th overall.

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“Round five was tough for me. The track seemed to have a harder base than the other times that I’ve raced there, and a lot of those sharp edges and braking bumps aggravated my wrist a lot,” he said.

“The goal at round five for me was just to get as many championship points as I could before I head in to have surgery, and we managed to achieve that.

“The mid-season break will be good for us – I need some time to heal up and regroup, and hopefully in the second half of the season I can start getting myself into a better position in the championship and put some better results on the board.”

With the Motul MX Nationals now commencing a five week break from racing, Long now sits in an impressive 6th place in the overall championship standings, while Wilson holds on to 8th position.

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will now head in to the mid-season break, with round six of the Motul MX Nationals being held at Nowra in New South Wales on July 3, 2016.

For more information on the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au

For more information on the MX Nationals, head to www.mxnationals.com.au

Wilson and Long headed West with the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team are gearing up to have their final hit out before the mid season break, with the fifth round of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals set to take place at Wanneroo in Western Australia this weekend.

After a challenging round four of the championship at Murray Bridge less than a week ago, CRF450 Honda mounted riders Jay Wilson and Dylan Long are heading into the fifth round with the hope for improved results.

Long, who’s expectations of himself weren’t met at round four, says he’s looking forward to the sandy conditions of Wanneroo, and shared that he’s prepared for the challenge that the change up in surface is set to bring him and his Honda machine.

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“We’re really looking forward to getting over to WA and racing some deep sand this weekend!” he said.

“Everyone always talks about how crazy the track is at Wanneroo, and I’ve only ever raced on the junior track so it’s going to be cool to experience it all for the first time.

“Having Saturday to practice and learn the track will be real valuable, and then on Sunday we’re just working towards putting some more points on the board and finishing off the first half of the motocross season on a high.”

For Wilson, who will go under the knife to have his injured wrist repaired immediately after Wanneroo, says that he is eager to put on one final performance before the Motul MX Nationals commences the mid-season break.

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“I’m quite keen to get to Western Australia for round five. I obviously had a pretty tough round at Murray Bridge so it will be nice to try and turn that around,” he said.

“I’ve had the chance to ride some sand this week in the lead up to Wanneroo, so even though the wrist isn’t 100 per cent, I’m feeling pretty good.

“Straight after this round I’m off to Queensland for surgery, so the goal is to get a good result under my belt, heal up during the break, and then get in to the second half of the season.”

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will now prepare to head to Wanneroo in Western Australia for round five of the Motul MX Nationals, May 28 – 29, 2016.

To watch all of the racing live from Wanneroo this weekend, tune in via www.nrgtv.com.au

For more information on the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au or for further information on Round 5 of the Motul MX Nationals head to www.mxnationals.com.au

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team salvage championship points at Murray Bridge

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team are looking forward to leaving Murray Bridge behind them, after a tough outing at round four of the Motul MX Nationals yesterday.

Despite heading to the fourth round with adequate training and confidence under their belts, both Honda mounted MX1 pilots Dylan Long and and Jay Wilson, experienced mixed results at the South Australian venue.

In race one for Long, a bad start forced him to have to make his way through the talented field of riders to eventually cross the line in 9th. In moto two, a small crash whilst battling at the front forced Long to drop positions, however recovered to finish in 7th.

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“Round four has been pretty average for me to be honest,” Long shared

“I fought as hard as I could to come back from a bad start in the first race, but with the depth of talent in the class, if you don’t get the start they just get away from you.

“In race two a small mistake cost me – I was running up the front and I just binned it meaning I had to fight back again to finish in seventh.

“We’re still inside the top ten in the championship standings, so we’ll just keep pushing forward and look toward round five in WA.”

Wilson unfortunately experienced his first ever MX Nationals DNF in race one after coming together with a track marker, damaging his front brakes and forcing him to return to the pits. In race two Wilson made the best of a challenging situation, to conclude just outside the top ten in 12th.

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“Round four was not what we were expecting, I hit a marker on the track in the second turn and it damaged my front brake caliper – I had no choice but to pull in because my brakes were locked on,” Wilson explained.

“Due to the problems in the first race I was pretty limited with what I could do in the second one, so I just did the best I could and grabbed what points I was able to.

“I’m just looking forward to putting this round behind me and refocussing on my goals for Wanneroo next weekend.”

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will now begin preparations for round five of the Motul MX Nationals which will be held at Wanneroo in Western Australia on May 28-29.

For more information on the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au

For more information on the MX Nationals, head to www.mxnationals.com.au