Purvis perfect in Motul MXD

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2018-05-28T11:53:12+00:00 May 27th, 2018|

After winning both rounds of the Motul MXD class at Wonthaggi last weekend, the floodgates have opened for Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing’s Maximus Purvis, as he took a perfect pair of race victories on his way to his third overall on the trot.

The Kiwi didn’t do it easily, though, with Davey Motorsports KTM’s new championship leader Morgan Fogarty pushing him to the line in both races. Hugh Mackay (Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha) rounded out the overall podium placings

After topping qualifying, Purvis stalked Fogarty for the entirety of the opening Motul MXD race before pulling the trigger on the penultimate lap, claiming a 0.6 second win. Mackay finished 12 seconds back in third, ahead of an impressive come-from-behind effort from Riley Dukes (Husqvarna) and former series leader Bailey Malkiewicz (Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha).

Purvis took command of the second race from the opening lap and held on for a hard-earned win, although he was again kept honest by Fogarty all race long. Mackay again finished third after clawing his way from 11th on the opening lap, while Dukes finished fourth and Rhys Budd (Honda) fifth.

Results:
1 Maximus Purvis (Yamaha) 70
2 Morgan Fogarty (KTM) 64
3 Hugh Mackay (Yamaha) 60
4 Riley Dukes (Husqvarna) 56
5 Brodie Ellis (Yamaha) 49
6 Jye Dickson (KTM) 47
7 Rhys Budd (Honda) 44
8 Bailey Malkiewicz (Yamaha) 44
9 Jake Williams (Yamaha) 42
10 Mason Rowe (KTM) 42