Season's best result for Tyla Rattray at muddy MXGP of Bulgaria
22 April 2014

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IceOne Racing

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Tyla Rattray recorded a season’s best sixth overall at round five of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.

Scoring a season’s best of sixth overall in the MXGP category, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s 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: “I’m really pleased with how things have gone this weekend. I feel like I’ve made a step in the right direction. Race one was going really well. I didn’t 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 I’m happy with my results, it’s been a big confidence boost for me.”

Todd Waters: “It’s 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 don’t 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 5 Sevlievo
MXGP Overall: 1. Cairoli (2-1) 47pts; 2. Paulin (1-4) 43; Van Horebeek (3-2) 40… 6. Rattray [Husqvarna] (8-6) 28… 12. Waters [Husqvarna] (16-8) 18…

Standings – Motocross World Championship 2014 (After Rnd 5)
MXGP: 1. Cairoli 222pts; 2. Desalle 194; 3. Van Horebeek 194… 7. Waters (Husqvarna) 107… 19. Rattray (Husqvarna) 33

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