HAMILTON’s Lachlan Davis’ season is finally on the right track as the former Victorian champion currently leads the talent-laden MX1 Pro Class by 6 points in the 2017 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships.
Lachie, who won the A-Lites and Under 19s titles in 2015, has been keen to get back to the top after a disappointing season last year which was plagued with injury. The 20-year-old is also third overall in the Pro Open class.
After two strong rounds at Warrnambool and Mildura, Lachie is ready to sure up his place at the top. “The season hasn’t been too bad. I had a really good opening round at Warrnambool, which was close to home, which was handy. I was pretty stoked to win all three of my races there,” Lachie said.
“Round 2 wasn’t the best of rounds after coming off being sick, but it wasn’t too bad,” Lachie, who won his last race, added. “I’m still leading the points, which is good,” he said.
Lachie is gearing-up for the third round at Maffra-Sale this weekend. “I’ve been doing a fair bit of riding during the week with Ross Beaton,” Lachie replied. On the Maffra-Sale track, he added: “I remember riding there two years ago and it isn’t too bad. It’s always fun to ride.
“The goal is always to win but I’m racing some pretty fast guys so you will never know what will happen,” he said. “I’d really like to maintain my points lead, if possible, and not to drop too far off the pace.”
Lachie is also riding exceptionally well in the 2017 Motul MX Nationals where he is 12th overall (out of 52 riders) in the Thor MX1 class. “I didn’t know what to think when I started. I qualified 14th in the opening round at Wonthaggi. I was super happy with that.
“I’ve been building on that in every round since then. At Horsham, I got a 10th and a 9th to finish 9th overall, which I was really happy with as I was working towards cracking the top ten and I managed to do it before the half-way mark of the year,” Lachie added.
Lachie is so far very happy with how his season has gone. “I had a pretty rough year last year with injuries. It felt like as though I was chasing my tail. I was never where I wanted to be because I couldn’t train very much so it’s good to have another consistent year where I can ride well, which I am stoked about,” Lachie said.
Lachie would like to thank Ross Beaton, Thor, Gas and Mototech and Fist Handwear and everyone who helps him get to the races.
Round 3 of the Victorian Senior Motocross Championships takes place this weekend at the Maffra-Sale Motorcycle Club on June 3-4. To find out more about the Victorian Senior Motocross Championships please visit: www.motorcyclingvic.com.au.