Dante Hyam back on track

Up and coming motorcross star Dante Hyam made a fantastic comeback in the second round of the East Coast MX championship last weekend.

SUPERB: Young motocross star Dante Hyam has made a winning return to racing in the East Coast MX Championsip after recovering from a broken bone.

SUPERB: Young motocross star Dante Hyam has made a winning return to racing in the East Coast MX Championsip after recovering from a broken bone.

Hyam had been unable to compete in the first round after suffering a fractured humerus bone about seven weeks ago.

The young rider got back on track in round 2, finishing first in the 13-15 125cc class and third in the 13-15 250cc division.

“I was really happy with my results,” Hyam said. “The goal was to stay on the bike, get clean laps and just get some time on the racetrack, as I haven't raced since September last year.

“The track was rough, I felt good on bike and I'm rapt to be back racing.”

The prestigious East Coast series continues to grow into a well-patronaged event, with stacked classes in all age groups.

This makes the results achieved by Hyam even more impressive and a great way to start his season. 

Hyam has a busy year ahead, with the Victorian state titles in two weeks and the MX Nationals the following week at Wonthaggi, Victoria.

The MX Nationals consist of two and three rounds for the 125cc and the 250cc class respectively.

Races are held at tracks in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Hyam said he hopes to gain experience racing on national, professionally prepared tracks as he pursues a career in this tough and demanding sport.

Nowra Motorcycle Club’s next race day is on March 26. Entry is free for spectators, with racing starting at 11am.