Matt Moss and Gavin Faith sweep Supercross races at Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
The Penrite Australian Supercross Championship continued today with Round 4 of the series contested alongside Moto GP at the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Team Motul Suzuki’s Matt Moss and Penrite Honda rider Gavin Faith were once again victorious, claiming wins in the SX1 and SX2 ‘Main Events’.
Moss, who endured mechanical DNF’s in both of his earlier heat races, changed bikes ahead of the 20-lap SX1 final.
The Suzuki rider got out to an early lead, avoiding a multi-rider, first turn crash that claimed his teammate Lawson Bopping, NP Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Jake Moss and Adam Monea and KTM’s Kirk Gibbs.
Moss was never headed on his way to his fourth consecutive SX1 round win ahead of Penrite Honda’s Jay Marmont and Gibbs.
“I was really happy with today,” Moss said. “It didn’t start off great, we either bent the swing arm or a bolt, and had problems with the chain in both heat races so we changed bikes ahead of the final.
“I had the last gate pick for the main but I got the holeshot and because I was out wide, I managed to avoid the first turn incident.
“Overall it was a great weekend and it was awesome to see such huge crowds turn out to watch the supercross,” he continued.
“I am looking forward to the final round in Brisbane, we are taking the series back indoors which is where I first started.
“The atmosphere will be fantastic and I really want that final round win to take a clean sweep of the series,” Moss added.
In the SX2 class Gavin Faith led the 15-lap ‘Main Event’ from start to finish, greeting the chequered flag eight seconds ahead of Boardstix Motorsports Taylor Potter and Raceline Suzuki rider Hayden Mellross.
In securing his third consecutive SX2 round win, Faith has extended his championship lead to sit 18 points clear of fellow American Kyle Peters.
“It was a really good weekend,” Faith said. “I got out in second today and worked my way past Hayden (Mellross) then rode my own race from there.
“We head into the final round of the series with a good pionts buffer but it is by no means a done deal.
“I am looking forward to racing in Brisbane it will be my first indoors race in Australia,” Faith continued.
The fourth instalment of the highly competitive Supercross Development class (SXD) was won by Davey Motorsports KTM rider Jack Simpson.
Simpson finished the three, 7-lap races 2-3-1 to take the overall by just one point ahead of KTM Newcastle rider Dylan Willis and Penrite Honda’s Trent Wheatley.
The final round of the Penrite Australian Supercross Championship will be held at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday November 8.
Top Ten Penrite Australian Supercross Championship SX1 Round 4 results
1. Matt MOSS (Suzuki)
2. Jay MARMONT (Honda)
3. Kirk GIBBS (KTM)
4. Lawson BOPPING (Suzuki)
5. Adam MONEA (Kawasaki)
6. Jesse DOBSON (KTM)
7. Kade MOSIG (Yamaha)
8. Keith TUCKER (Honda)
9. Josh CACHIA (Husqvarna)
10. James BOOTH-ELLIOT (Suzuki)
Top Ten Penrite Australian Supercross Championship SX1 championship standings (after Rd 4 of 5)
1. Matt MOSS (Suzuki) 140
2. Lawson BOPPING (Suzuki) 118
3. Adam MONEA (Kawasaki) 118
4. Kirk GIBBS (KTM) 114
5. Jay MARMONT (Honda) 104
6. Jesse DOBSON (KTM) 95
7. Kade MOSIG (Yamaha) 89
8. Josh CACHIA (Husqvarna) 88
9. Justin CARAFA (Honda) 78
10. Sam MARTIN (Suzuki) 74
Top Ten Penrite Australian Supercross Championship SX2 Round 4 results
1. Gavin FAITH (Honda)
2. Taylor POTTER (Honda)
3. Hayden MELLROSS (Suzuki)
4. Kyle PETERS (Honda)
5. Luke ARBON (Husqvarna)
6. Kale MAKEHAM (KTM)
7. Ryan MARMONT (Husqvarna)
8. Brendan HARRISON (KTM)
9. Jackson RICHARDSON (Honda)
10. Dylan LONG (KTM)
Top Ten Penrite Australian Supercross Championship SX2 championship standings (after Rd 4 of 5)
1. Gavin FAITH (Honda) 135
2. Kyle PETERS (Honda) 117
3. Brendan HARRISON (KTM) 112
4. Taylor POTTER (Hona) 109
5. Hayden MELLROSS (Suzuki) 107
6. Kale MAKEHAM (KTM) 104
7. Jackson RICHARDSON (Honda) 96
8. Luke ARBON (Husqvarna) 95
9. Ryan MARMONT (Husqvarna) 93
10. Luke WILSON (Honda) 77
Top Ten Penrite Oil Australian Supercross Championship SX1 Round 3 Results
1. Matt MOSS
2. Lawson BOPPING
3. Jay MARMONT
4. Adam MONEA
5. Kirk GIBBS
6. Jesse DOBSON
7. Sam MARTIN
8. Josh CACHIA
9. James BOOTH-ELLIOT
Top Ten Penrite Australian Supercross SX2 Round 3 results
1. Gavin FAITH
2. Kyle PETERS
3. Kale MAKEHAM
4. Hayden MELLROSS
5. Brendan HARRISON
6. Ryan MARMONT
7. Luke ARBON
8. Geran STAPLETON
9. Dylan LONG
10. Taylor POTTER