With the 2018 Pirelli MX Nationals finishing on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Coolum last weekend, Empire Motorsports in their debut year claimed 9th and 22nd in the championship.
Deakin Hellier was challenged with conditions at Coolum
“The Final round was a super technical track, definitely a harder Coolum than what I had experienced last year racing. Results wise not what I wanted to leave with but I ran some high positions just a few small errors cost me both races”. Explained Hellier
“ I was lucky this year for the MXD class competed at all 10 rounds on the national calendar, unfortunately I didn’t compete in what looked to be the best track of the series Conondale. With that being said the best track I got to ride would have to go Raymond terrace, first time riding there and would have to be the most fun I’ve had on a dirt bike.
All in all my first year in MXD was a blast had great battles, good competitors and can’t wait to start my second year in the class”. Continued Hellier
“I would just like to give a massive thankyou to Tyson Cherry manager and coach, my dad Clint for 1st successful year on the race team and to Mike Landman for all the moral support and always making me feel 100 percent on my bike never had a problem, also The Collective Family, Alpinestars, Maxima, Oakley, Bell Power sports, CSA Specialised, and just everyone who was involved in the empire team this year”. Finished Hellier
Cody Dyce believed that the final round in Coolum served up some of the toughest conditions in his career.
“The final round went good for me, I had a fun weekend riding probably the toughest track I have ever ridden. The entire series went reasonably good we had a couple of bike problems which was out of our control but that’s what happens in this sport, Luckily enough I was still able to get inside the top ten” Explained Dyce
“Their was so many great tracks on this years calendar I’d have to say my favourite track was either Conondale or Gladstone and I really hope to see them both back on the calendar next year”continued Dyce.
“I would really like to thank the whole Empire Motorsports’s team, Mike Landman, his knowledge this year has been invaluable. Everyone else that comes to the races and helps out The Collective Family CSA Specialised Alpinestars, Maxima, Oakley, Bell Powersports” Finished Dyce
Team manager Tyson Cherry was pleased with the boy’s efforts across the series
“I thought the series went really well, we had somereally good rounds with Cody and Deakin and the team put in 100% effort behind the Scenes! Running a new team was awesome we all had a fun year, We as a team are excited for 2019” Finished Cherry
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