Season's best result for Tyla
Rattray at muddy MXGP of Bulgaria
22 April 2014
Published with Permission
Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racings Tyla Rattray
recorded a seasons best sixth overall at round five
of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.
Scoring a seasons best of sixth overall in the MXGP
category, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racings
Tyla Rattray had a highly productive MXGP of Bulgaria. Despite
a bad start in race one, Rattray, who continues to recover
from a pre-season finger injury, steadily worked his way inside
the top ten. Delivering a fast pace throughout the moto on
his FC 350, the Husqvarna rider eventually finished eighth.
With conditions deteriorating in race two due to the heavy
rain, Rattray recorded his best race result of the season.
Starting inside the top ten, he pushed hard to end the race
in sixth position.
Struggling to find his form in race one, Todd Waters was
unable to fair any better than 16th. But with the heavy rain
turning the track into a mud bath in the second moto the Australian
picked up his pace. Fighting his way from 15th up to sixth
position, Waters looked set to secure his best result of the
season until another rider collided with him resulting in
a costly crash. Caked in mud, Waters slipped outside the top
ten. Determined to finish the race on a high he battled his
way back to eighth for 12th overall.
The FIM Motocross World Championship continues with round
six in Valkenswaard in The Netherlands on May 4th.
Tyla Rattray: Im really pleased with
how things have gone this weekend. I feel like Ive made
a step in the right direction. Race one was going really well.
I didnt get the start I hoped for but was making up
places as the race went on. I managed to get as high as seventh
until I ran out of steam and slipped back to eighth. The heavy
rain made race two a bit of a lottery but I got stuck in and
enjoyed it. I found some good lines, stayed out of trouble
and finished sixth. Overall Im happy with my results,
its been a big confidence boost for me.
Todd Waters: Its been one heck
of a weekend. Rain on Saturday left the track with some massive
ruts and it was really technical to ride. I was out of my
comfort zone a little in race one trying to deal with the
ruts but I gave it my best shot. Even though I dont
get a lot of mud in Australia I had a lot of fun in race two.
I got up as high as sixth but then crashed with another rider.
Even though my gloves were caked in mud I kept pushing on
and finished eighth.
Results Motocross World Championship 2014, Round
MXGP Overall: 1. Cairoli (2-1) 47pts; 2. Paulin (1-4) 43;
Van Horebeek (3-2) 40
6. Rattray [Husqvarna] (8-6)
12. Waters [Husqvarna] (16-8) 18
Standings Motocross World Championship 2014 (After
MXGP: 1. Cairoli 222pts; 2. Desalle 194; 3. Van Horebeek 194
7. Waters (Husqvarna) 107
19. Rattray (Husqvarna)
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