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Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Ryder Kingsford secured a first-career round win, of the Pirelli MX2 class in the ProMX Championship in Maitland.

Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Ryder Kingsford took two wins from three Pirelli MX2 races of the ProMX Championship at Maitland to claim his first round win of the year and put a stop to Polyflor Honda Racing Brodie Connolly’s dominance.

However, in Sunday’s first MX2 moto, Boost Mobile Honda rider Noah Ferguson quickly dispatched of holeshot winner Rhys Budd (Raceline Husqvarna Racing Team) to take the lead and win by 7.9s over a reinvigorated Reid Taylor (Empire Kawasaki).

Behind them, the minor placings chopped and changed constantly, but it was Alex Larwood (Froth Honda Racing) who overcame a top 10 start to take the final step of the podium. A hard-charging performance from Japan’s Haruki Yokoyama (Honda) saw him surge late to take P4 over Kayen Minear (KTM Racing Team).

In the third and final MX2 race of the weekend, Kingsford capitalised on late issues for long-time race leader Taylor to take the win and round victory. Taylor jumped to the front early and led until the final two laps when a late issue allowed Kingsford by, while he would cross the line in 10th.

Kingsford then had to hold off a frantic late charge from Ferguson to take a narrow 0.964s win, while Connolly finished his weekend with a third. Larwood bounced back from a P12 start to take fourth, ahead of holeshot winner Yokoyama.

For the round, Kingsford stook on top of the box, joined by Ferguson and Larwood, while Connolly endured a tough weekend to finish seventh overall. He still leads the series, but his 38-point lead has been slashed to 12 over Ferguson (182 points to 170), with Kingsford a further seven markers back.