In the energy-sapping sand of WA's Wanneroo track, Hurley backed up from his SX round win the week prior and was triumphant in both motos, the kiwi attributing part of the success to his improved fitness under the tutelage of trainer, Stephen Gall.
In the Pro Lites, defending champ Cameron Taylor (Serco Yamaha) had a round to forget, a broken exhaust causing a DNF in moto one, while the Victorian finished seventh in moto two.
Taylor's Serco Yamaha team mate Jake Moss handled the Wanneroo sand better than most in the opening moto, finishing ahead of local riders Louis Calvin (KTM) and Dean Porter (Honda). Ryan Marmont (Motorex KTM) finished a solid fourth, demonstrating he's almost fully recovered from shoulder surgery. Behind Marmont in moto one was a local privateer who would prove to be the star of the round - Michael Addison.
Addison backed up a good moto one result on his KTM with an outstanding one in moto two, easily taking the win from Marmont by more than 16 seconds. Porter backed up to take third ahead of Troy Dorron (No Fear Honda), Mosig, Calvin, Taylor and Danny Anderson (No Fear Honda), a good recovery for 'Digsy' who crashed hard in moto one.
Results (Round 1)
1. M. Addison KTM 5 - 1
=2. R. Marmont KTM 4 - 2
=2. D. Porter Honda 3 - 3
4. L. Calvin KTM 2 - 6
5. T. Dorron Honda 8 - 4
Daryl Hurley made the sandy Wanneroo track his own, while his great rival, Darryll King (CDR Nokia Yamaha) struggled, by his standards, all weekend. A best result of fifth a severe disappointmet for the multiple MX champion.
Moto one was red flagged early following a crash between Timmy Weigand (Motorex KTM) and Barry Morris (Kawasaki). At the restart, Hurley couldn't be reeled in despite the best efforts of Cody Cooper (No Fear Honda), who briefly held the lead, and Daniel McCoy (Motorex KTM), the latter in his first season of Pro Open competition.
Moto two was another procession for Hurley, ahead of a trio of KTMs piloted by Lee Ellis (Motorex KTM), Weigand and McCoy.
Daniel Reardon (Team Kawasaki) improved his moto one result to finish sixth, followed by CDR team mates Cheyne Boyd and King in seventh & ninth respectively. Shayne King put his privateer Kawasaki into the top ten, while Anderson went backwards, dropping to 12th in moto two after finishing fourth in moto one.
Results (Round 1)
1. D. Hurley Suzuki 1 - 1
2. D. McCoy KTM 3 - 4
=3. S. King Kawasaki 7 - 9
=3. C. Boyd Yamaha 5 - 7
5. C. Cooper Honda 2 - 15
GILLMAN - Round 2
Daniel Reardon secured his first Pro Open podiums of the season, two runner up slots, behind Cody Cooper and Daryl Hurley respectively, enough to give the Team Kawasaki rider the round win.
Craig Anderson bounced back from an average opening round with a fine pair of third place finishes, while Troy Carroll's sub in the CDR Nokia Yamaha squad, Ford Dale, made an impressive debut with a pair of tenth place results. Hurley holds a 24 point lead over Anderson going into round three. In the Pro Lites, Cameron Taylor returned to form with a strong win in moto one and a third in moto two.
Mitch Hoad had a weekend of opposites, finishing second last in moto one, but bouncing back to win moto two. Consistent results from Ryan Marmont (4-5) give him an eight point championship lead over Dorron after two rounds, Taylor a further seven points back.