LOCAL motocross rider Dante Hyam has just returned from round one of NSW junior Motorcross Championships with fantastic results.
Hyam competed in Dubbo over the Easter weekend in the first round of the three round NSW junior Motorcross Championship series.
Large entrant numbers in Hyam’s class, 85cc standard wheel, meant that entrants would be required to qualify for the finals through two timed practice sessions consisting of four laps each.
The fastest lap time of each rider was the measure and the top 30 riders qualified for the finals, which were three 10 minute plus one lap races.
Qualifying positions gave the riders their gate pick for the first final.
Hyam qualified in sixth position with his lap times a little off the pace, but still strong in the 30 rider field.
In race one Dante got a great start out of the gate and was in the lead by the end of the second corner.
However this was short lived, with Hyam going down in the fourth corner, getting back up into sixth place, and finally finishing the race in second position.
Race two was started and red flagged for a restart due to an injured rider on the first corner.
Once restarted Hyam was able to get another great start into the lead.
Another misjudgement caused him to go down, relegating him back to 10th position, and with another strong ride he managed another second place.
In race three Dante managed a fourth place start and quickly moved into the lead with no minor errors this time and he managed a perfect race with a solid win.
“It’s a good first round result for me towards the championship with only three points from the lead and hopefully I can win the next round,” Hyam said.
“Big thanks to all my sponsors Jobson Motorsport, Southern Highlands Motorcycles, Integrity Real Estate, Jim’s Building Inspections, East Coast Fire and Safety, JD Transport, SRJ Constructions and Druce Dp.
“I also want to thank nan, grandad and dad, Sarah and my little brother, Cohen for all their support.”
This weekend Hyam will head back down to Victoria for the second round of the Victorian state series at Swan Hill.
The next round of the NSW State Titles are to be held in June at Port Macquarie.