Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha’s Bailey Malkiewicz clinched the Motul MXD championship at Coolum, wrapping up an enthralling title fight in the Under 19s development class.
However, it was New Zealand’s Maximus Purvis (Altherm JCR Yamaha) who again proved to be a sand specialist with a dominant 1-1 display around the rough Coolum track. Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha’s Hugh McKay finished the weekend in second overall, with Mason Rowe (KTM) in third.
Malkiewicz jumped to the early lead of the opening race, but Purvis quickly attacked on the second lap and stretched out a 36.8-second lead by the end of the race. Rowe finished third, followed by McKay and Liam Walsh (KTM).
In the second and final Motul MXD moto, Purvis led from gate-drop to the chequered flag, with a comfortable 15.8-second buffer over McKay. Another consistent race saw Rowe finish third, followed by Mat Fabry (Yamaha) and Dylan Wood (Kawasaki).
The top three in the championship were Malkiewcz, Mackay and Riley Dukes (Husqvarna).
1. Maximus Purvis (Yamaha) 70
2. Hugh McKay (Yamaha) 60
3. Mason Rowe (KTM) 60
4. Bailey Malkiewicz (Yamaha) 57
5. Dylan Wood (Kawasaki) 51
6. Jye Dickson (KTM) 48
7. Liam Walsh (KTM) 47
8. Mat Fabry (Yamaha) 44
9. Jayce Cosford (Yamaha) 42
10. Rhys Budd (Honda) 41
Words and images courtesy MX Nationals