BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development Team rider Tanesha Harnett has continued her unbeaten streak of moto wins at this year’s Victorian Junior Motocross Championships as she swept all three races in the Junior Girls category this weekend at the Outtrim Round 2 of the Championships. Harnett now holds down an 18 point lead in the title chase at the half way point of the series.
“We worked really hard on our starts after struggling to get off the concrete at round one,” said Harnett.
“So it was awesome to come away with three holeshots and three wins for the day. The bike was working so well out there and it was just one of those days where everything clicked.”
Tanesha’s team-mate Dante Hyam was lightning fast in the A grade 250cc class being consistently two seconds a lap faster than everyone all day, however two incidents put paid to a top step on the podium.
Moto one saw Hyam come from outside the top 20 to be challenging for the lead when a freak mechanical issue slowed the #92 rider, dropping back to a distant fourth place. Moto 2 saw a hard charge from Hyam through the pack to an eventual 15 second win. The third a final race of the day had Hyam involved in a big first turn pileup that saw him charge from last place making his way through to third by the time the chequered flag waved, just five seconds off the front two place getters.
“I’m happy with the way I was riding and my raw speed,” said Hyam. “Especially that charge through the pack in the last race.”
“But my starts are killing me. My only start inside the top 10 was in moto two and we had a comfortable win. If I hadn’t had such a bad start in the final moto I wouldn’t have got caught up in that pileup. I’m happy to be spending the next couple of days with Lee (Hogan) to get these starts dialled in.”
The third member of the team Kipp Adams had a solid day out finishing fifth overall and second place on the day out of the younger A grade 250cc riders.
“We struggled a bit in the first moto but I felt a lot stronger and faster in the last two,” said Adams.
“I found that when I got a good start with those guys that I pumped up a bit in those early laps. I just need to relax and know that I belong up there.”
Round three of the Victorian state titles will be held at the Wonthaggi circuit on the 9th and 10th June.