– Supercross continues to prove popular with MotoGP fans as Hill heads all Suzuki final podium

For the second year in succession Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championshp has thrilled race fans at the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The 2013 format saw two rounds of the national Supercross championship and three rounds of the inaugural EVE Australian Women’s Supercross Championship contested over three days on the purpose built track at Lukey Heights.

While Round 4 spoils went to Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Weston Peick, fellow American, Hart & Huntinton/Insure My Ride/DPH Motorpsorts Suzuki rider Josh Hill won the Round 5 Pro Open final ahead of Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Matt Moss and his DPH Motorsports teammate Sam Martin.

Hill holeshot the 20-lap final and led the race from start to finish, greeting the chequered flag over four seconds ahead of Moss, whileMartin’s third place in yesterday’s Pro Open final was his first ever, professional podium. The DPH Motorsports rider, who has steadily improved throughout the series reaped the rewards by riding a smooth and consistent race.

Campbell Mining Suzuki rider Jake Moss battled a gastro virus throughout Sunday and finished the race fourth while Brett Metcalfe crashed on the opening lap and was forced to the sidelines.

Hills victory sees him take a five point lead in the Pro Open championship over Matt Moss with Jake Moss sitting third a further two points behind.

“I am feeling great. it was definitely a pretty good weekend,” Hill said. “I came into this event 10 points down and now I am leaving five points ahead.

“We turned things around in Mt Gambier and I certainly haven’t slacked off, I have been preparing really hard for this round. I really wanted to get out and dominate this weekend.

“I have to go back to the states for some testing but I can’t wait to get back and I think it will be a good battle for the title in Toowoomba,” Hill said.

Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Gavin Faith won back-to-back Pro Lites finals at Phillip Island and now leads the championship by five points. Faith led the 15-lap final from start to finish to take the win ahead of Raceline Suzuki rider Ryan Marmont and KTM mounted Dylan Long.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” Faith said “I was so disappointed in myself after Mt Gambier but I think I have redeemed myself now.

“I won’t be doing anything different in terms of preparation for the final round, we will keep to our plan and try and carry this momentum forward.

GTYR Yamaha rider Jay Wilson continued to dominate the competitive Under 19’s class. Taking his fourth win in succession, Wilson stretched his lead in the championship to sit 22 points clear of Raceline Suzuki rider Jake Emanuelli.

In the EVE Women’s Australian Supercross Championship, Kawasaki rider Meghan Rutledge dominated the third round proceedings.
The Australian rider won both of Sunday’s races to claim the overall as well as the inaugural championship title ahead of America’s Jessica Patterson and Japan’s Sayaka Kaneshiro.

The final round of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship will be held at Toowoomba Showgrounds on Saturday 16th November.

– Top Ten Pro Open Results – Round 5 (Moto GP)

1. Josh HILL (USA) Suzuki, 25, 2. Matt MOSS (NSW) Suzuki, 22, 3. Sam Martin (NSW) Suzuki, 20, 4. Daniel McCoy (NSW) KTM, 18, 5. Jake Moss (NSW) Suzuki, 16, 6. Jay Marmont (NSW) Kawasaki, 15, 7. Jacob Wright (VIC) Honda, 14, 8. Lewi WOODS (VIC) Suzuki, 13, 9. Hayden Mellross (NSW) Honda, 12, 10. Callum Dickson (SA) Honda, 11

– Top Ten Pro Open Championship Standings (After Rd 5 of 6)

1. Josh HILL (USA) Suzuki, 103, 2. Matt MOSS (NSW) Suzuki, 98, 3. Jake MOSS (NSW) Suzuki, 96, 4. Weston PEICK (USA) Honda, 83, 5. Daniel McCOY (NSW) KTM, 81, 6. Jay MARMONT (NSW) Kawasaki, 79, 7. Sam MARTIN (VIC) Suzuki, 69, 8. Lewi WOODS (VIC) Suzuki, 42, 9. Kade MOSIG (VIC) Yamaha, 40, 10. Jacob WRIGHT (VIC) Honda, 37

– Top Ten Pro LItes Results – Round 5 (MotoGP)

1. Gavin FAITH (Honda), 25, 2. Ryan MARMONT (Suzuki), 22, 3. Dylan LONG (KTM), 20, 4. Luke STYKE (Yamaha), 18, 5. Taylor POTTER (Honda), 16, 6. Brendan HARRISON (KTM), 15, 7. Kayne LAMONT (KTM), 14, 8. Nickolas SUTHERLAND (), 13, 9. Rhys DORREEN (), 12, 10.Luke ARBON (Yamaha), 11

– Top Ten Pro Lites Championship Standings (After Rd 5 of 6)

1. Gavin FAITH (Honda), 115, 2. Luke STYKE (Yamaha), 110, 3. Ryan MARMONT (Suzuki), 102, 4. Dylan LONG (KTM), 84, 5. Taylor POTTER (Honda), 70, 6. Kayne LAMONT (KTM), 68, 7. Brenden HARRISON (KTM), 64, 8. Luke ARBON (Yamaha), 59, 9. Nickolas SUTHERLAND (), 55, 10. Luke WILSON (Kawasaki), 47

– KTM Report

Motorex KTM rider Daniel McCoy showed plenty of grit to gather solid points despite his body copping a hammering at the Terex Australian Supercross Championship double header at Phillip Island, which was held in conjunction with the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

McCoy was cleaned up in a dramatic first turn incident in Saturday evening’s Round Four, but still managed to coax his bent KTM450SX-F home seventh in a race won by Weston Pieck from Josh Hill and Brett Metcalfe.

Juggling ice and strapping tape treatments today, McCoy started poorly on the rock-hard surface for Round Five, but made his way forward to finish fourth behind race-winner Hill, Matt Moss and Sam Martin.

Motorex KTM team mate Kirk Gibbs attempted to race yesterday but quickly encountered symptoms which the attending Racesafe personnel deemed to be symptomatic of problems more complex than the cracked rim diagnosed after last weekend’s event.

Gibbs was forced to retire from the weekend and now faces further tests to determine his condition.

The Terex Australian Supercross Championship concludes at Toowoomba next month.
Rob Twyerould, Motorex KTM Team Manager: “A bit of a tough weekend for us. Gibbsy wasn’t able to ride at all this weekend. He’ll be flying to Brisbane tomorrow to get checked out; they think he may have a vertebral problem that wasn’t initially diagnosed. As soon as he landed in the whoops he felt like his spine was pushing his chest. According to the Racesafe guys the T4 has a ligament connection to the ribcage and he may have some issue there.

Saturday night there was a huge crash in the start straight. Hill pushed Moss into McCoy and the crash it was pretty spectacular – lucky they both could walk away. Daniel got going almost a lap down and pushed through 7th. He woke pretty stiff, sore, scratched and swollen and he’s been icing and strapping his wrist all day. The track layout was terrific but the dirt was incredibly hard and no one could get the traction – it was like watching them race in slow motion! All boys on the inside spun up on the gate, Daniel got a terrible start and was second-last after a lap but he pushed hard and worked his way past Jake Moss for fifth and tried to get onto Martin but Martin was riding very well.

DMC’s shown a big improvement here, and come out in the heat race bumping and grinding which is good. He probably didn’t give away to us just how much he was hurting.”

Daniel McCoy: “Yesterday there were plenty of crashes, off the start something happened with Matt who came over and hit me and I had a big cartwheel. The bike was all twisted up but I kicked the front wheel straight and rode the best I could to get back to seventh. Today I had a swollen hand and a fat arm and the hardest part was hanging on in the whoops. Like everyone I had wheelspin and didn’t get the start I wanted. I got back up to fourth and tried everything I could to move in on Martin but I couldn’t get close enough. Fourth is good points but it’s frustrating to be so close to the podium and not get there when you put so preparation in, and these tracks are not allowing for good racing and just limiting what we can do. With one round left I’m going for it, there’s nothing else I can do, I want to finish off strong. I’m disappointed with how things have gone for me but I feel like I’m riding okay, I just need to put myself in a better position.”

Kirk Gibbs: “My ribs were sore as expected but I thought they’d be right. I tried riding yesterday morning but as soon as I did a little double I got real weak – I went to Racesafe and talked to them and they think there’s more going on than meets the eye so we’ll look into it some more. There’s no point being out there if I can’t be competitive.”

In the SX-Lites class, Dylan Long (5,3) used a podium finish today to shore up his fourth place in the championship, while Choice Motorsports KTM’s Brenden Harrison (4, 6) and Kayne Lamont (6,7) both scored good points.

–  GYTR Yamaha Report

GYTR Yamaha’s Jay Wilson has dominated rounds two, three and four of the Under 19 Australian Supercross Championship, clean sweeping all three rounds contested over a huge weekend of racing.

After winning the opening round at Mt. Gambier a week prior, Wilson entered the Phillip Island event with plenty of confidence and was determined to keep up his good form. He produced a near perfect weekend of racing, winning his heat races and claiming victory in all three main events to secure a 22 point lead in the championship with one round remaining.

“I took the week off after Mt. Gambier to freshen up a bit as I put in a lot of work in the weeks leading up to our opening round and I was a bit sore and flat. The break worked well as I just desperate to race on the weekend.

“The weekend worked out perfectly. My starts were pretty good which makes supercross a lot easier. I put in solid, consistent laps and was able to be up the front at the end of the races. I had a great time and it’s good to get the results after the time and effort myself and the team put in.”

Yamaha also did well in the Junior Lites racing with Wilson Todd and Nathan Crawford competing on their YZ250F’s. The juniors contested two rounds over two days and in a three moto format. Todd completed the first day at Phillip Island in second place with 1-2-5 results. Day two started off rough for the North Queenslander after a big crash in the opening leg. He rebounded well and took the win in the final two races and his 5-1-1 to win the day.

After three rounds, Todd sits in second place in the series, just a handful of points behind.

Nathan Crawford continues to learn and develop as a supercross rider. He took fourth on the opening day at Phillip Island before stepping it up a level the following day and finishing second. His combined points score for the series has him sitting in third with one round remaining.

Toowoomba will host the final round of the ASX on November 16.

– Carlton Dry Honda Report

Carlton Dry Honda Racing experienced the highs and lows of motorsport at Round 5 of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship at the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix over the weekend.

Gavin Faith took back-to-back wins in the Pro Lites class and now holds a five point lead in the championship, but it was heartache for Faith’s Pro Open teammate Weson Peick who sustained a broken collarbone in Sunday’s morning practice session. Peick, who won Saturday’s fourth round, was leading the Pro Open championship ahead of Round 5.

Faith, who also won at Phillip Island in 2012, said the MotoGP event ranked up there as one of his favourites.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” Faith said “I was so disappointed in myself after Mt Gambier but I think I am definitely back on track now.

“My goal was to come to Australia and take back-to-back Pro LItes titles, we are now in a good position to achieve that goal.

“I won’t be doing anything different in terms of preparation for the final round, we will keep to our plan and try and carry this momentum forward,” Faith explained.

Hayden Mellross recorded his third, top-ten race finish in what is his debut year in the coveted Pro Open field.

Despite missing the first two rounds of the series due to an injury, sustained in Round 1 practice, Mellross sits 11th in the championship standings.

“This has been a huge step up in class for me and while I am disappointed that I haven’t been further up the championship order, each round we are chipping away and improving in a few areas,” Mellross said.
The final round of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship will be held at Toowoomba Showgrounds on Saturday 16 November.

 

–  Saturday…. – Peick takes championship lead with victory in round four at Phillip Island; Crashes on Sunday morning and out with possible broken collarbone

Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Weston Peick and Gavin Faith emerged victorious after an action packed fourth round of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship at the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday.

Peick won the 20-lap Pro Open final ahead of Hart & Huntington/Insure My Ride/DPH Motorsports Suzuki rider Josh Hill and Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe, who was competing in his first event on Australian soil in seven years.

The race for the Pro Open title blew wide open with Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki rider Matt Moss and Motorex KTM rider Daniel McCoy both involved in a spectacular multi-rider crash on the opening lap.

Peick was mid pack off the start, but worked his way to the front in the early stages of the race, lapping consistently to take the win.

“I had a great day,” Peick said. “The morning was a bit rough, we were trying to find traction and get the bike setup but it really came together for the main.

“The track started to deteriorate quite a bit so I tried to keep it as smooth as possible and being consistent paid off.

“It has been a good day I got the team on the top spot of the podium. We will run with the same game plan tomorrow,” Peick added.

Unfortunately on Sunday morning Peick crashed during practice and sustained a possible broken collarbone and is likely to miss Sunday’s races.

Just five points separate the top three in the Pro Open Championship standings with Hill only two points behind second placed Jake Moss.

“It was a crazy race tonight, the sun was just setting right when we went out and vision was real tough,” Hill explained.

“Everyone was having to be slightly cautious and the guys that weren’t didn’t have very good races.

“I started out in fourth and then tried to make a pass on Jay Marmont and clipped his rear tyre and just about fell over so I had to start my charge again,” he continued.

In the Pro Open class, Faith holeshot the final and led from start to finish, taking the victory ahead of Raceline Suzuki rider Ryan Marmont and Serco Yamaha rider Luke Styke.

Styke, who rode a brave final, nursed a shoulder injury through out the 15-lap race. The Yamaha rider maintains the Pro Lites championship lead with just two points separating him and race winner Gavin Faith.

“It was a good first night here at Phillip Island,” Faith said. “I holeshot both the heat and the main and I think that was the difference tonight.

“Getting out at the start meant I could ride my own race out front and this was crucial with the dusty conditions and sun in your eyes.

“We will move forward to tomorrow and see if we can do the same thing,” he added.

Kawasaki’s Meghan Rutledge won both of today’s EVE Australian Women’s Supercross races to take her second consecutive overall ahead of Yamaha rider Jessica Patterson. Honda rider Sayaka Kaneshiro rounded out the podium.

– Top Ten Pro Open Results – Round 4 (Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix)

1. Weston PEICK (Honda) 252. Josh HILL (Suzuki) 223. Brett METCALFE (Kawasaki) 204. Jake MOSS (Suzuki) 18 5. Jay MARMONT (Kawasaki) 16 6. Sam MARTIN (Suzuki) 157. Daniel McCOY (KTM) 14 8. Hayden MELLROSS (Honda) 139. Lewis WOODS (Suzuki) 12 10. Jacob WRIGHT (Honda) 11

– Top Ten Pro Open Championship Standings (After Rd 4 of 6)

1. Weston PEICK (Honda) 832. Jake MOSS (Suzuki) 803. Josh HILL (Suzuki) 784. Matt MOSS (Suzuki) 765. Jay MARMONT (Kawasaki) 646. Daniel McCOY (KTM) 637. Sam MARTIN (Suzuki) 498. Kade MOSIG (Yamaha) 409. Kirk GIBBS (KTM) 3110. Lewi WOODS (Suzuki) 29

– Top Ten Pro Lites Results – Round 4 (Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix)

1. Gavin FAITH (Honda), 252. Ryan MARMONT (Suzuki), 223. Luke STYKE (Yamaha), 204. Brenden HARRISON (KTM), 185. Dylan LONG (KTM), 166. Kayne LAMONT (KTM), 157. Taylor POTTER (VIC), 148. Nicholas GECK (QLD), 139. Tristen CACHIA (Honda), 1210. Rhys DORREEN, 11

– Top Ten Pro Lites Championship Standings – (After Round 4 of 6)

1. Luke STYKE (Yamaha) 922. Gavin FAITH (Honda) 903. Ryan MARMONT (Suzuki)804. Dylan LONG (KTM) 645. Kayne LAMONT (KTM) 546. Taylor POTTER (Honda) 547. Brenden HARRISON (KTM) 498. Luke ARBON (Yamaha) 489. Nickolas SUTHERLAND (NSW) 4210. Luke WILSON (QLD) 38

– Carlton Dry Honda Report

Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Weston Peick and Gavin Faith took dual victories at the fourth round of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship at the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

Peick, who won the 20-lap Pro Open final ahead of Josh Hill and Jake Moss,got an average start but worked his way to the front on the opening lap of the race. In the Pro Lites class, Gavin Faith secured the holeshot and was never headed on his way to victory in the 15-lap final.

Today’s win sees Peick move into the Pro Open championship lead with a three point advantage over Jake Moss.

“I had a great day,” Peick said. “We worked hard through the morning sessions to find traction and get the bike setup, but it came together for the main.

“The track started to deteriorate quite a bit so I tried to keep it as smooth as possible and being consistent paid off.

“It was a good day, I got the team on the top spot of the podium. We will run with the same game plan tomorrow,” Peick added.

Faith, who has closed the gap to championship leader Luke Syke is hoping to carry momentum through to tomorrows fifth round of the series at Phillip Island.

“It was a good first night here at Phillip Island,” Faith said. “I holeshot both the heat and the main and I think that was the difference tonight.

“Getting out at the start meant I could ride my own race out front and this was crucial with the dusty conditions and sun in your eyes.

“We will move forward to tomorrow and see if we can do the same thing,” he added.

Teammate Hayden Mellross recorded his second top ten finish in the Pro Open class, greeting the chequered flag eighth.

Round 5 of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship continues tomorrow at the Tissot Australian Motocycle Grand Prix.

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–  Previously… SX Riders Test Lukey Heights Track

Supercross riders braved windy conditions at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit today to cut the first official laps on the purpose built Supercross track at Lukey Heights.

X-Games Men’s Moto X silver medallist, Josh Hill was joined on track by current Australian Supercross Championship leader Matt Moss and X-Games Women’s Moto X silver medallist Meghan Rutledge, giving onlookers a taste of what to expect over the weekend.

Hill, who won last weekend’s third round of the series in Mt Gambier said he was looking forward to racing alongside the MotoGP event.

“The track is great,” Hill said. “So far it is the most similar in terms of the tracks we race on in the US. These conditions today were pretty tough so I didn’t push it as hard as I normally would.

“I am really looking forward to getting back out there over the weekend. To be on the same billing as MotoGP is a huge thrill,” Hill continued.

This weekend also marks the return of Brett Metcalfe to Australian competition. It will be the first time the Canadian Motocross Champion has raced in Australia in seven years.

“It’s going to be awesome to be here at the MotoGP racing Supercross it’s (going to be) a lot of fun,” Metcalfe said.

“I have family and friends coming and it is something I have been looking forward to for a while now.”

Pro Open Championship leader Matt Moss is determined to make amends after crashing while leading last weekend’s final.Today’s win sees Peick move into the Pro Open championship lead with a three point advantage over Jake Moss.

“I had a great day,” Peick said. “We worked hard through the morning sessions to find traction and get the bike setup, but it came together for the main.

“The track started to deteriorate quite a bit so I tried to keep it as smooth as possible and being consistent paid off.

“It was a good day, I got the team on the top spot of the podium. We will run with the same game plan tomorrow,” Peick added.

Faith, who has closed the gap to championship leader Luke Syke is hoping to carry momentum through to tomorrows fifth round of the series at Phillip Island.

“It was a good first night here at Phillip Island,” Faith said. “I holeshot both the heat and the main and I think that was the difference tonight.

“Getting out at the start meant I could ride my own race out front and this was crucial with the dusty conditions and sun in your eyes.

“We will move forward to tomorrow and see if we can do the same thing,” he added.

Teammate Hayden Mellross recorded his second top ten finish in the Pro Open class, greeting the chequered flag eighth.

Round 5 of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship continues tomorrow at the Tissot Australian Motocycle Grand Prix.–  Previously in Mount Gambier…..  Hill and Styke win dramatic Mt Gambier Supercross

Mt Gambier’s Borderline Speedway played host to a thrilling weekend of Supercross action, which saw race favourites come to grief in both the Pro Open and Pro Lites class of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship.

Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide / DPH Motorsports rider Josh Hill scored his first podium of the season, winning the Pro Open final ahead of Carlton Dry Honda rider Weston Peick and Campbell Mining Suzuki rider Jake Moss.

“It feels good to come out here and get the win,” Hill said. “We worked really hard in the month break since Darwin to get the bike where it needed to be.

“My mechanic really went to town on the bike. I told him what I wanted and he made me a bike similar to what I have back in the states motor wise.

“I can’t thank him enough I was a lot more comfortable this weekend because I had confidence in the bike,” Hill admitted.

Fellow American, Weston Peick was also pleased with the improvements made by the Carlton Dry Honda Racing team but said they weren’t quite there yet.

“I had a good night,” Peick said. “I tried to stay as consistent as possible but the track really started to break up towards the main event.

“I think we have a few more changes to make before we can get up there on the number one spot on the podium.

“The championship has definitely tightened up with moss boys going down, but consistency is going to be the key,” Peick continued.

Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Matt Moss led Hill over the early laps of the 20-lap final before crashing heavily and dropping back through the order.
Moss worked his way back to fifth and heads to Round 4 and 5 of the series at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix with a four-point lead over his twin bother Jake.

In the Pro LItes class Serco Yamaha’s Luke Styke extended his championship lead after being gifted the race win when Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Gavin Faith washed out on the final lap of the 15-lap final.

“It’s not over until it’s over,” Styke said. “I stuck in there and rode my own race.

“I made a few silly mistakes in the back half of the race and Gavin was doing a really good job but made a mistake right at the end and I was there to capitalise.

In just his second race meeting in two years, Choice Motorsports KTM mounted Brendan Harrison stood proudly on the second step of the dais.

“I really can’t thank my team enough,” Harrison said. “Hard work does pay off, it is hard to believe I was lying in a hospital bed not long ago. “My fitness was pretty good, this is only my second race meeting in two years I can’t wait for the next event now.”

The Under 19’s final was won by GTYR Yamaha rider Jay Wilson with Raceline Suzuki’s Jake Emanuelli second and Berry Sweet Yamaha rider Corey James third.

Rounds 4 and 5 of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship will be run alongside the Moto GP at next weekends Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

– Top Ten Pro Open Round Results – Mt Gambier
1. Josh HILL (Suzuki) 25, 2. Weston PEICK (Honda) 22, 3. Jake MOSS (Suzuki) 20, 4. Daniel McCOY (KTM) 18, 5. Matt MOSS (Suzuki) 16, 6. Sam MARTIN (Suzuki) 15, 7. Kade MOSIG (Yamaha) 14, 8. Jay MARMONT (Kawasaki) 13, 9. Jacob WRIGHT (Honda) 12, 10. Hayden MELLROSS (Honda) 11

– Top Ten Pro Open Championship Standings (After Rd 3 of 6)
1. Matt MOSS (Suzuki) 66, 2. Jake MOSS (Suzuki) 62, 3. Weston PEICK (Honda) 58, 4. Josh HILL (Suzuki) 56, 5. Daniel McCOY (KTM) 49, 6. Jay MARMONT (Kawasaki) 48, 7. Kade MOSIG (Yamaha) 40, 8. Sam MARTIN (Suzuki) 34, 9. Kirk GIBBS (KTM) 31, 10. Lawson BOPPING (Yamaha) 28

– Top Ten Pro LiItes Round Results – Mt Gambier
1. Luke STYKE (Yamaha) 25, 2. Brenden HARRISON (KTM) 22, 3. Ryan MARMONT (Suzuki) 20, 4. Gavin FAITH (Honda) 18, 5. Taylor POTTER (Honda) 16, 6. Nickolas SUTHERLAND (KTM) 15, 7. Luke ARBON (Yamaha) 14, 8. Dylan LONG (KTM) 13, 9. Kayne LAMONT (KTM) 12, 10. Tristen CACHIA (Honda) 11

– Top Ten Pro Lites Championship Standings (After Rd 3 of 6)
1. Luke STYKE (Yamaha) 72, 2. Gavin FAITH (Honda) 65, 3. Ryan MARMONT (Suzuki)58, 4. Luke ARBON (Yamaha) 48, 5. Dylan LONG (KTM) 48, 6. Nickolas SUTHERLAND (KTM) 42, 7. Taylor POTTER (Honda) 40, 8 Kayne LAMONT (KTM) 39, 9. Brenden HARRISON (KTM) 31, 10. Kale MAKEHAM (KTM) 31

– KTM Report

He gave it everything but Motorex KTM rider Kirk Gibbs was unable to give his home fans the show he wanted to at tonight’s third round of the Australian Supercross Championship at Mt. Gambier in South Australia. Gibbs crashed out of the night’s main event and was taken to hospital with a possible punctured lung.The race went to American rider Josh Hill from compatriot Weston Pieck with Jake Moss third.

Narrowly missing out on the podium was Motorex KTM’s Daniel McCoy who was the fastest qualifier on the night, but was pushed wide at the first corner and had to come through the pack.

McCoy came from ninth through to fourth and was coming home like a train toward the podium finishers when the chequered flag fell.

In the SX Lites final Choice Motorsports KTM’s Brenden Harrison made a welcome return to the podium finishing just 1.3 seconds behind winner Luke Styke, with Ryan Marmont third. Dylan Long (8th) and Kayne Lamont (9th) both grabbed top ten finishes while Tune Tech Racing KTM’s Kale Makeham was unfortunate to suffer a shoulder injury in the first heat of the night.

The next round of the Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championships will be a double-header held at Victoria’s Phillip Island circuit on October 18-20.

Rob Twyerould, Motorex KTM Team Manager: “The night started well for us with Kirk the first rider into the 49s and Daniel qualifying fastest on the last lap. However third and fourth in the heats meant we had 6th and 8th pick of the gate which was not a fantastic pick. DMC got an unbelievable jump but then got pinched out wide and had to come from 9th. He just worked his way through which was tough initially, but as the race wore on he was able to pick the positions off through to 4th and was picking third off at a second a lap. He rode very solid but just gave away too much at the start. Gibbsy rode in behind Matt Moss off the start but when Moss doubled Gibbs launched around and into the face of the berm and stopped dead, dropping to last. Then about six laps in he went over the bars the bike landed on him, so right now he’s on his way to hospital and we’re hoping he doesn’t have a punctured lung.”

Daniel McCoy: “Qualifying went real good, it’s something I’ve been working on lately, but the heat result killed me, just not getting a good gate pick – I was wide and I got blocked at Turn 1, and I just need a better heat to get a better start. A lot of guys were crashing and the track got quite rough with the soft dirt. Coming through the pack – it’s nice to know that you’ve got good speed but it’s tough to be the fastest qualifier and finish fourth.”

– Carlton Dry Honda Report

Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Weston Peick has reduced the points gap to championship leader Matt Moss with a solid second place finish in last nights third round of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship.

Peick’s Pro Open teammate Hayden Mellross, achieved his goal of a top ten finish but it was heartbreak for Gavin Faith who washed out on the last lap of the 15-lap Pro Lites final, whilst in the lead.

Peick, who was pleased with the improvements made by the Carlton Dry Honda Racing team, said they would work on a few more changes ahead of next weekends event at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

“I had a good night,” Peick said. “I tried to stay as consistent as possible but the track really started to break up towards the main event.

“I think we have a few more changes to make before we can get up there on the number one spot on the podium.

“The championship has definitely tightened up with moss boys going down, but consistency is going to be the key,” Peick continued.

Just four points seperate Peick from second placed Jake Moss with twin Matt Moss a further four points ahead in the championship standings.

Whilst disappointed at crashing out on the final lap of the race, Faith, who had dominated the final, finsihed fourth and maintains second in the championship standings.

“I am so disappointed in myself,” Faith said. “I didn’t get the best start but I put the power down and moved into the lead on the opening lap.

“I had a comfortable lead but I hit that corner and the front just washed out. I got back up and finished fourth but that is cold comfort.”

Rounds 4 and 5 of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship will be run alongside the Moto GP at next weekends Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

– Serco Yamaha Report

Luke Styke has made it back to back wins at the Australian Supercross Championship after taking the victory at round three of the series at Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier.

On board his Serco Yamaha YZ250F, Styke kept the momentum started at round two in Darwin and took the win in the competitive Pro Lites class and extended his lead in the championship to seven points.

US Import and reigning champ, Gavin Faith, took control of the race in the early stages and looked to be on his way to victory. Styke mounted a late race charge and closed in on Faith but not close enough to make a pass. With less than half a lap to go, Faith made a small mistake and fell, allowing Styke to sneak by and take the win.

“I got lucky tonight,” Styke explains. “Gavin was riding exceptionally well and even though I was able to get close to him, it was unlikely I was going to get passed. Then as we came into the corner after the start, he lost the front and fell and I was able capitalise on his misfortune.

“Sometimes things go your way, sometimes they don’t and tonight luck was on my side.

“Thanks again to the Serco Yamaha team and to everyone at Mt. Gambier that turned up and supported the event,” Styke signs off.

Team mate, Luke Arbon raced to a seventh place finish in his home state race and holds down fourth in the Pro Lites championship after round three.

Arbon was well placed at the start of the 15 lap final but took several laps to settle into the race and get a good flow going. He finally found his groove late in the race but was forced to settle for seventh and now looks forward to the following rounds at Phillip Island.

“I was a bit flat early in the final and made some mistakes that allowed some riders to get by me. I’m not happy with seventh, but fortunately I’m still in fourth in the championship and I’m out to improve that standing at this weekend’s event at Phillip Island.

“Rounds four and five of the ASX take place this weekend at Phillip Island in conjunction with the MotoGP. The double header weekend can be a game changer with 50 points to be won and lost in the championship.

–  Previously….. Moss dominates in the Top End

Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Matt Moss has completed a clean sweep of the Pro Open class at this weekend’s double-header round of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Moss took the win ahead of Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Weston Peick and Campbell Mining Racing’s Jake Moss, but had to work for the lead in the early stages of the 15-lap race.

It was Motorex KTM rider Kirk Gibbs who claimed the holeshot ahead of Peick. The two battled for the race lead with Peick moving into the lead on Lap 5 when Gibbs succumbed to the pressure and went down.

Moss was smooth and calculated as he meticulously picked off the front -runner and eventually passed Peick for the race lead on Lap 10.

Acknowledging he had enjoyed the perfect weekend Moss said he was looking forward to a bit more preparation time ahead of the next event.

“It was a perfect weekend,” Moss said. “Every single session we qualified first so I couldn’t ask for anything better.

“I felt really good, I wasn’t as fit as I wanted to be with only a week and a half to get ready but all in all it went really well considering the heat.

“I liked the double-header format, we have it again at Phillip Island I am looking forward to it,” he added.

US import Weston Peick looked a lot more comfortable on board his CRF450 today.

“We had a lot better day today,” Peick said, “We made a lot of changes to the bike for today and everything seemed to come together better.

“I got a good start and it helped to not be fighting from the back. The team is coming together I am starting to get more comfortable on the new bike.”

In a reversal of yesterday’s results, Serco Yamaha’s Luke Styke took the Pro Lites win ahead of Carlton Dry Honda Racing’s Gavin Faith with Raceline Suzuki Racing’s Ryan Marmont third.

Styke got the holeshot and lead the race from start to finish.

“Today was good, it started off well with P2 in qualifying,” Styke explained. “My starts were awesome and definitely helped me a lot in the tough conditions with the heat.

“Overall I had a good final. I got the holeshot and minimized the mistakes I made the day before.”

Styke and Faith will leave Darwin tied on championship points at the top of the standings. Faith admitted a lack of seat time probably cost him a better result today.

“I got a pretty good start behind Styke but I struggled a little bit,” Faith said. ”I wasn’t quite used to the bike. I had a very short time on the bike and I struggled with arm-pump pretty bad.

“I am heading back to the US in between but I am looking forward to the next few rounds. We will regroup and I will come in a bit earlier so we can do some testing.”

The next round of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross series will be held at Mt Gambier on October 12

–  Top Ten Terex Australian Supercross Championship Pro Open Results – Rd 2, Darwin

1. Matt MOSS, 2. Weston PEICK, 3. Jake MOSS, 4. Kirk GIBBS, 5. Daniel McCOY, 6. Jay MARMONT, 7. Kade MOSIG, 8. Josh HILL, 9. Lawson BOPPING, 10. Tim VARE

–  Top Ten Pro Open Championship Standings (after Rd 2 of 6)

1. Matt MOSS 50, 2. Jake MOSS 42, 3. Weston PEICK 36, 4. Jay MARMONT 35, 5. Kirk GIBBS 31, 6. Daniel McCOY 31, 7. Josh HILL 31, 8. Lawson BOPPING 28, 9. Kade MOSIG 26, 10. Tim VARE 20

–  Top Ten Terex Australian Supercross Championship Pro Lites Results – Round 2, Darwin

1. Luke STYKE, 2. Gavin FAITH, 3. Ryan MARMONT, 4. Luke ARBON, 5. Kale MAKEHAM, 6. Dylan LONG, 7. Kayne LAMONT, 8. Nickolas SUTHERLAND, 9. Taylor POTTER, 10. Daniel McINNES

–  Top Ten Pro Lites Championship Standings (after Rd 2 of 6)

1. Luke STYKE 47, 2. Gavin FAITH 47, 3. Ryan MARMONT 38, 4. Dylan LONG 35, 5. Luke ARBON 34, 6. Kale MAKEHAM 31, 7. Kayne LAMONT 27, 8. Nickolas SUTHERLAND 27, 9. Taylor POTTER 24, 10. Luke WILSON 21

–  Previously…….  Moss and Faith victorious in Supercross opener

Round one of Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross Championship commenced at Hidden Valley Raceway today, with current Australian MX Champion Matt Moss and US racer Gavin Faith taking home the silverware.

On a day where the sun blared and temperatures soared to 33 degrees, fitness became a crucial factor as racers battled the challenging elements. Ice baths and maximising hydration became the order of the day.

In the Pro Open class the Moss brothers put on a show for the crowd. They both looked in good form from the drop of the first gate and this was affirmed with each of them taking a heat win. The main was all Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Matt Moss, with Campbell Mining Racing’s Jake Moss a couple of seconds behind for most of the race.

“We didn’t get the preparation we wanted, but it was a good win and I was happy with it.

“We will go from here and try and win again tomorrow. The track was a bit gnarly and a little bit dry, but I have the red plate now so I need to keep the momentum.

“The bike was working awesome, so hats off to my team,” he continued

Jake was not as happy with his performance and struggled with arm-pump throughout the race.

“My actual riding was really terrible tonight and I got arm pump pretty bad,” Jake explained. “The track was hard and the sun played a big factor.

“I think I will definitely improve tomorrow, as I found some lines towards the end of the race that should work out well. I played it smart today and that has left me in a good position for the championship.”

Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Jay Marmont filled the top three, with the first podium of the year a welcome relief.

“The result felt good, as I haven’t run up the front since last year in Supercross,” Marmont said. “It has been a long time coming for the team, so to be on the podium is a big step forward.

“It gives me something to build upon. I know I am going to get stronger as the series goes on, so I want to try and be in the hunt for that championship.”

In the Pro Lites class, current champion Carlton Dry Honda Racing rider Gavin Faith picked up where he left off at the end of the 2012 SX season. He once again proved too strong for his local counterparts and after pouncing on an early error by Luke Styke, he was never really headed.

“I got a decent start and worked my way into second,” Faith said. “Styke was a little way ahead of me, so I just tried to reel him in.

“He ended up going down and I got into the lead. At one point I almost stalled and he caught back up to me. Other than that it was pretty smooth.”

While not entirely happy with his performance, second placed Luke Styke was happy with his result.

“The race was good. I had a bit of a crash while I was leading fairly comfortably, so I was pretty bummed about that,” Styke explained.

“I ended up catching back up to him [Faith], but the track was a little one-lined and it was tough. My starts were good and I can build on that, so hopefully I can replicate them and build on my result tomorrow.”

Dylan Long rounded out the top three with a solid performance.

 

 

 

 

“This weekend my best result was eighth, with some more time on the bike during the three week break I think we can improve more and finish further up the order.”