Dog competition

Competition heats up for round five of the ProMX Championship

Peck traveled with the ProMX throughout the season and was in the thick of all the action, especially with Team CDR Yamaha rider Aaron Tanti headlining the title fight.
“Aaron Tanti will come off a peak after Gillman, taking his first Superpole, his first 450 victory and his first time with the 450 red plate,” she said.
“He recently won a national round at Maitland, the New South Welshman knows that ground very well. He holds a double-digit Championship lead but can he handle the pressure of that plate?
Husqvarna Racing Team’s Todd Waters is only eight points behind Tanti and Peck believes Tanti will be watching his shoulder closely for the former Australian champion.
“With no AORC or Enduro distractions, 2019 ProMX Champion Todd Waters feels fresh and looks dangerous after his Manjimup Round victory,” she replied. “Given his non-podium performance at Gillman and the loss of the red plate, it will be bloodthirsty – especially for Tanti.”

Peck also added that “Todd hasn’t had a win this season, so could throwing in that red plate carrot be enough to boost his performance for a top-notch result? I’m feeling a few games of spirit on the way to Tanti from this very experienced old dog.

Brett Metcalfe is hiding behind the pair in third, just two points behind Waters heading into the weekend and Peck feels he will be a dark horse in the Championship.
“If Metcalfe can build on the momentum of his stellar performances at Gillman and Manjimup, he’ll be dangerously confident and comfortable on the KTM he gels with all the way,” Peck said.
And there are those ready to pounce if the top three fail tomorrow, like Honda Racing Australia’s Dean Ferris and KTM Australia rider Kirk Gibbs.
“Dean has just recovered from an injury which saw his performance at Gillman drop off and there was no podium for him there either,” she said. “He’s proven himself on the hard pack with wins at Mackay and Wodonga and Maitland should play well in his skill set.”
“Don’t count out 2015 National MX winner Kirk Gibbs. He did well at Maitland in 2021 and is back to form. Things are falling into place aboard this KTM and with each round he has made improvements constants,” Peck also added.

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