Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Billy MacKenzie moved into second place in the Australian National series after a second place finish in QLD behind Cody Cooper.
Riding smart around a horrendously muddy Toowoomba track, MacKenzie and team-mate Dean Ferris managed to stay upright throughout the four motos and post solid results in each race. The fourth moto was the stand-out race for the team with MacKenzie and Ferris going into the first turn in first and second and then leading the entire race.
Billy showed his trademark speed at Toowoomba as he continued his points claw-back after injury-hampered second and third rounds. The Scot steered his KX450F around the treacherous track in brilliant fashion. While the other riders were cautiously rolling through a deep and dangerous rutted jump on the track, MacKenzie would blip the throttle, launching him effortlessly over the knee deep ruts. Billy managed two race wins from four starts, his 4-1-3-1 results moving him up to just nine points behind Ferris.
“I’m definitely happy with how I rode in all the motos,” says Billy. “I felt like I was charging and pushing that little bit extra. I gained good points on Dean for the championship overall. I’m a bit unhappy with the third and fourth places but I’ll work on some things and come out strong at the next round. I’m happy with the day’s racing. After the injury-affected rounds the results are coming.”
The Monster Energy Kawasaki mechanics are looking forward to a big clean up of the bikes and truck before preparing for the sixth round of the series at Coonabarabran, NSW. on June 19 where the Monster Energy Kawasaki riders will look to increase their points lead in the championship.