The BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development Team were hard at it over the weekend contesting multiple state title events in two separate states. Tanesha Harnett continued her perfect season to date locking in another three wins from three starts at the Wonthaggi Round Three of the Victorian Junior State MX Championships.
“It was an important weekend for us as we were racing both days to test and develop our new Showa A-Kit suspension in rough racing conditions. The set up couldn’t have worked any better and I’m the happiest with the bike that I have been in the last two years. It was a bit disappointing that Motorcycling NSW scheduled the NSW State titles on the same day as the Vic titles so I was unable to defend my number 1 plate up there for the first time in three years. But I had to make the choice and there’s so much more involved in contesting the Vic titles being ran over four rounds rather than a title that is just ran over one weekend.”
Team manager Lee Hogan is ecstatic with the current form of Harnett.
“Tanesha is on fire at the moment,” said Hogan.
“She’s having one of those dream seasons and it is a pleasure to work along side her both at the events and in her preparation.”
Harnett’s team-mate Dante Hyam participated in both the Vic Junior Titles and the NSW ‘King of MX’ titles over a three day period with a marathon drive for the family Saturday night that included a 14 hour drive overnight that had the family arrive in Port Macquarie with only a few hours to spare before the start of racing got underway.
Hyam had an impressive day Saturday at Wonthaggi in Victoria scoring a wire to wire win in the first A grade 250cc race, before backing it up with two second places to give him second overall behind Liam Andrews for the day. An extremely muddy and treacherous Port Macquarie track combined with a lack of sleep overnight in transit had Hyam a bit out of sorts for the first of three championship events on Sunday with Hyam finishing back in 5th place after getting stuck in the deep mud. Race two Hyam finished a credible 2nd place after a solid ride through the pack and then backed it up with an immpressive win in the final moto to give him 2nd place overall for the 2018 NSW State Championships.
“Wow, that was a hectic weekend,” said Hyam.
“I’m happy with my speed, but I’m really starting to get sick of finishing in second place. There’s been so many events this year where a second place overall could have easily been a win overall if I hadn’t had a brain fade out there on the track. We’re off to race Mammoth Mountain in California in a few days time and I’m planning on turning everything around with a last half of the season filled with good decisions out there on the track. And hopefully a few good wins along the way!”
BCP Pro Circuit Honda Development rider Kipp Adams showed signs of brilliance at Wonthaggi with a top 5 qualifying time and a top 5 start in moto 1 of the A grade 250cc class. The progress was haltered though after a flat rear tyre early in the race. Race two saw Adams finish back in 8th place overall and 4th in class. The final moto of the day saw Adams finish a solid 6th overall and 3rd in class while battling another rear flat tyre in the closing laps.
The team head next to Ballarat for the final round of the Victorian Junior State MX Titles July 21st 22nd.
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