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Cachia continues podium form in solid day for JDR/KTM at Appin

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Appin, NSW – JDR/KTM Factory Racing rider Josh Cachia claimed another podium in the MX2 category of the MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, at Appin in New South Wales on Sunday, 29 July.

The 20-year-old was again in sensational form as the series reached round eight of 10, winning the opening moto of the weekend. Cachia was again up front in the second moto, before finishing third in the back-to-back format. Moto three saw him fight back from a bad start to fifth, sealing second overall for the round on the 250 SX-F.

“It’s been good and I think my level of riding has picked up,” Cachia said. “I feel like when I get a start, there’s no doubt in my mind that I can hold onto it – I’ve been proving to people that I can do it. I guess that’s confidence talking, but still, I got a shocking start in that last 30-minute moto and made it tough on myself.

“I needed fourth in the final moto for the win, but the track was so tight and it was tough. I can’t complain though, I got equal first, and I’ve never finished second overall before. If anything, it’s something new to hang up on my wall with the number two plate for the weekend.”

Cachia remains third in the championship standings, now 48 points from the series lead.

MX1 teammate Dan Reardon, the 2007 series champion, was fifth overall at Appin after claiming a spectacular second in moto one on the 450 SX-F. Reardon backed that result up with eighth in moto two and concluded the round with a fifth in the final outing.

“It was a good day and I was pretty happy,” Reardon said. “We made some changes during the weekend and they felt good, so if I’m comfortable then I ride well. The track was hard and fast today, but overall I’m happy and couldn’t ask for anything better right now.”

Reardon is now ranked eighth in the MX1 title chase, in what he has confirmed will be his final season of professional competition.

Motorex KTM Off Road Racing’s current Australian Off-Road Championship series leader Toby Price was a surprise entrant at Appin, finishing a promising 12th overall on debut. Price was 12th in motos one and two before taking home 13th in the final moto.

The MXD category for Under 19s riders saw two KTMs on the podium, with championship hopefuls Dylan Long and Kayne Lamont second and third respectfully. Lamont now holds a handy 27-point lead over Long with two rounds remaining.

2012 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship

Round Eight – Appin, NSW

MX1 Overall Results:
1. Josh Coppins 65
2. Todd Waters 61
3. Jake Moss 56
4. Cody Cooper 52
5. Daniel Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 51
6. Lawson Bopping 45
7. Dean Porter 40
8. Billy Mackenzie 38
9. Jay Marmont 34
10. Brad Anderson 32

MX2 Overall Results:
1. Ford Dale 61
2. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 61
3. Kade Mosig 58
4. Luke Styke 56
5. Adam Monea 47
6. Cheyne Boyd 47
7. Kirk Gibbs 46
8. Scott Columb 37
9. Keiron Hall 36
10. Geran Stapleton 26

MXD Overall Results:
1. Jay Wilson 70
2. Dylan Long (KTM) 62
3. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 60
4. Dylan Leary 58
5. Kale Makeham (KTM) 48
6. Mitch Norris 47
7. Nicklas Scott 39
8. Sam Martin 34
9. Corey James 34
10. Dylan Wills 32

MX1 Championship Standings (after 8 of 10 rounds):
1. Josh Coppins 480
2. Todd Waters 468
3. Lawson Bopping 420
4. Brad Anderson 412
5. Cody Cooper 388
6. Jake Moss 311
7. Jay Marmont 288
8. Daniel Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 278
9. Dean Porter 257
10. Daniel McCoy 249

MX2 Championship Standings (after 8 of 10 rounds):
1. Luke Styke 477
2. Ford Dale 446
3. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 429
4. Kade Mosig 395
5. Adam Monea 374
6. Cheyne Boyd 366
7. Kirk Gibbs 347
8. Scott Columb 286
9. Justin McDonald 282
10. Lewis Woods 255

MXD Championship Standings (after 7 of 9 rounds):
1. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 414
2. Dylan Long (KTM) 387
3. Dylan Leary 352
4. Jay Wilson 340
5. Kale Makeham (KTM) 337
6. Sam Martin 323
7. Mitch Norris 237
8. Joel Milesevic (KTM) 230
9. Wade Hunter 176
10. Mitch Budd 175

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