Atrocious conditions take its toll
The final round of the Yamaha Thumper-X Series was held on the 30th and 31st of August at Scoresby, Victoria and it was a weekend of survival for the riders, crews, spectators and officials.
With the drought recently breaking and an almost constant down pour of rain falling in the lead up to the event the normally fantastic surface turned into a quagmire that tested both rider and machine just to make it to the finish.
Saturday started wet and muddy with the track clearing up as the day progressed, but with heavy rains overnight, the track just went from bad to worse with even the pit areas turning into a boggy mess.
On Sunday several track changes were made in an attempt to alleviate the problem areas, but eventually the constant driving rain made the track unsafe and the racing was called off half way through the Sunday program.
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