BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development team-mates Rhys Budd and Tanesha Harnett have taken out their respective NSW Junior MX State Championships over the weekend in style after winning the final round at Lake Macquarie.
Rhys Budd managed to secure the overall round win on the day scoring a wire to wire win in moto one, while leading moto 2 until the final lap where John Bova would make a last minute pass for the win. Budd would go on to win the final moto of the day with a sizeable gap and in doing so secure the day’s overall, extending his lead in the championship and earning the number one plate for 2017 in the A grade 250cc Junior category.
“It feels good to get this win and keep gaining momentum at the moment,” said Budd.
“The last state title I won was back in 2013 so it has been a bit of a dry spell. The bike worked great today and my confidence is growing each time I’m out there. It’s so good to secure the state title for myself and the BCP Pro Circuit Honda team and I’m really looking forward to keeping this ball rolling into the final round of the MX Nationals in a months time.”
Budd’s team-mate Tanesha Harnett continued her domination of the women’s class with another dominant clean-sweep of her three races on the day on board her BCP Honda CRF250R and wrapped up the NSW state Championship in emphatic style.
“We’ve had a solid year so far and it feels good to secure my home state title,” said Harnett.
“I’m really looking forward to a couple of solid weeks of training before heading down to Victoria for the final round of the State titles down there. There’s only one point between us top two girls for the Vic title so its going to go down to the wire.”
The team now shift their focus to the last half of the season which includes the week-long National Junior Motocross Championships in Horsham, Victoria early in October.
“It’s been a hectic but successful first half of the year,” said team manager Lee Hogan.
“I’m so proud of both Rhys and Tanesha for achieving the first of their goals for 2017 by wrapping up their home state titles. All four of our riders are fit and healthy and ready to tackle the last half of the season which is the business end of the year. We’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing and try to peak come late September.”
The final round of the Victorian Junior State MX titles will be held at the Wonthaggi circuit in two weeks time on the 22nd and 23rd July.