Moss dominates SX season opener – By Kendall Jennings

The question still remains, who can challenge Matt Moss?

Mossy is renown for starting any series strong. And that is how SX1 round one of the Australian Supercross Series held at Bathurst played out.

Matt Moss got the start, and his victory grew from there. His consistency and tenaciousness was demonstrated in the first half of the race as he skimmed across the stutters, then he went on to build a decent lead, remained consistent and rode smart for the race win, without even being challenged really.

Adam Monea also broke away from the pack which left the real competition for third place, Jake Moss tussling with Kade Mosig before a strong move by Jake on Mosig allowed Kirk Gibbs to take advantage. Lawson Bopping turned a horrible start in to a great fourth place finish.

SX1 Top 5

  1. Matt Moss
  2. Adam Monea
  3. Kirk Gibbs
  4. Lawson Bopping
  5. Kade Mosig

SX2

American Gavin Faith got the start but went down early on, allowing Brenden Harrison to take advantage and from there the Queenslander pulled away to a 4.1 second victory by the end of the 15 lap main.

Kyle Peters, another American rider, put his head down to chase Harrision but couldn’t bridge the gap to the KTM two-stroke rider but instead was left to battle for the remaining steps on the rostrum with countryman Faith, who bounced back into contention after his early crash and put in the fastest lap of the race on his third time around the Bathurst Showgrounds circuit.

 Jackson Richardson rode a solid race to hold off a charging Lewis Woods. Hayden Mellross looked comfortable on the smaller machine while Taylor Potter also looked solid on the bike. It will be interesting to see how the second round tomorrow plays out.

SX2 Top 5

  1. Brendan Harrison
  2. Kyle Peters 4.19 secs
  3. Gavin Faith 10.99 secs
  4. Jackson Richardson 12.48  secs
  5. Lewis Woods 19.92 secs
  6. Hayden Mellross 20.97 secs
  7. Taylor Potter 22.85 secs
  8. Ryan Marmont 23.71 secs
  9. Luke Arbon 28.31 secs
  10. Nick Sutherland 29.24 secs
  11. Luke Wilson 39.84 secs
  12. Kale Makeham 41.75 secs
  13. Geran Stapleton 47.17 secs
  14. John Prutti 49.76 secs
  15. Boyd Hocking 1 lap
  16. Jake Vella 1 lap
  17. Jake Williams 1 lap
  18. Tristan Duncan 2 laps
  19. Meghan Rutledge DNF
Supercross Round One 2014 Bathurst
Supercross Round One 2014 Bathurst
Matt Moss Supercross Round One 2014 Bathurst
Matt Moss Supercross Round One 2014 Bathurst
Matt Moss Supercross Round One 2014 Bathurst
Matt Moss Supercross Round One 2014 Bathurst

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