Cole Thompson concludes the western swing with a perfect weekend

KTM race recap from Round 4 of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals

Cole Thompson fist pumps the air crossing the checkered flag.

KTM Canada Thor Racing’s Cole Thompson was a perfect 1-1 at the Moto Valley Raceway in Regina. — James Lissimore photo

Round 4 of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals was held on June 25, 2017, in Regina, Saskatchewan. The KTM Thor Racing Team dominated the MX2 class on a track that probably looked the best it ever has. The great weather added to the really well prepared compound of the Moto Valley Raceway and mixed well with Cole Thompson’s will to win.

The fourth round of the CMRC series will be one to remember for Thompson. He qualified at the top position in the morning and got to climb on top of the podium twice during the day. Moto 1 started well for Thompson as he found himself in the top three going out of the first corner. After a pretty hard crash in front of him on the third lap, Thompson moved in front and stayed there until the end of the race.

The second start wasn’t as good for the KTM rider. He had to work his way up, which he successfully achieved as he ended up with the lead after only a few corners. It wasn’t without any pressure from No. 12 Shawn Maffenbeier that Thompson put his head down and rode to the checkered flag. His 1-1 results gave him with the overall and increased his points lead to 33 points.

“My plan was clear heading to Regina,” said Thompson. “I wanted to win and make a statement. I needed to prove that I could get that perfect weekend. I knew I had it in me. Now, my 250 KTM Factory Edition is working better than ever and I’m ready to go racing in the rough Eastern tracks. I will enjoy the small break, get some family time in and come back in Gopher Dunes 100 per cent ready to race.”

The KTM Thor Racing Team will now be travelling to Courtland, Ontario, for the fifth round of the Canadian Motocross Nationals CMRC Series.

MX2 Results

  1. Cole Thompson: KTM 1-1
  2. Josh Osby: KTM 2-3
  3. Dylan Wright: 3-4
  4. Ryan Surrat: 5-5
  5. Jonah Brittons: KTM 6-6

MX2 Championship Standing

  1. Cole Thompson – KTM - 224 points
  2. Josh Osby – KTM - 191 points
  3. Shawn Maffenbeier - 182 points
  4. Ryan Surrat – 169 points
  5. Jesse Pettis - 148 points

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