Round 6 saw a revitalised Proformance Yamaha Team back together at Nowra. After a mixed first half of the season which saw the team miss Wanneroo WA due to injury, all three riders were mended and healthy, ready to go for Nowra.
In the MXD class, Hugh McKay made it difficult for himself with a bad start in the first moto. He settled into a good rhythm and made up some ground passing quite a few riders, before finishing in 11th place. Hugh’s second moto started off in the best way possible with a holeshot, however that was short lived with the bike going down in one of the early corners.
Once back up, Hugh rode better than he did in the first moto where he made a solid top 10 finish in 9th. Finishing the day in 11th overall was not a bad way to end the day for Hugh.
Lachie Davis and Kale Makeham didn’t have a lot more luck in their first moto. Kale was mid back at the start, making up some good ground before dust halted his progress further through the field.
In the second moto Kale was back with a great start, in fourth after the first corner. After a few laps he was holding his position well, only giving up spots to the championship leaders.
Kale battled local Keiron Hall who also managed to make the pass, however Kale’s experience meant he repassed him before the end of the moto. Kale ended with a very solid 6th amongst a strong field, placing him in 11th overall for the day.
Lachie Davis was having his own challenges further back, where he finished with a 22nd and a better 18th in the final moto where he was able to increase his intensity.
With a decent amount of time off due to injury, the results for the team were solid. The boys, particularly Kale do want to see themselves closer to the pointy end of the field over the second half of the season.