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Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide Suzuki's Josh Hill Takes Control of ASX Championship at Phillip Island

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Hart and Huntington, InsureMyRide, Suzuki racer Josh Hill has taken control of the 2013 Terex Australian Supercross Championship at the conclusion of rounds four and five of the series, held at Phillip Island, Victoria in conjunction with the Australian round of the MotoGP championship on the weekend.

Hill who came into Saturday’s round four of the championship sitting fourth in the points standings, raced to a superb second place finish just in front of Brett Metcalfe after battling his way through the field twice due to a small incident while sitting in third place early in the race.

His Second place finish behind fellow American Weston Peick combined with a 11th place finish for championship leader coming into the weekend, Matt Moss allowed Hill to move up to third place in the standings on Saturday evening.

"I had a good battle with Marmont (Jay), he is a sly old racer." Hill said about his early race battle. "I tried to come in and tap his back wheel, he knew exactly how to handle that and held up a little bit and almost made me tip over and I lost a couple of positions.

"It meant that I had to make another charge to the front and wasted some time but I was able to get around Metty late in the race for second place and scored another good result."

Heading into Sunday's main event with the Knowledge that new championship leader Peick was out of action after an early morning practice crash, Hill launched his Suzuki RM-Z 450 out of the gate making his way into the lead from the start of the race before dropping the hammer on the field.

With a 14 second plus lead as he started the final lap of the afternoon's main event, Hill rolled off the throttle and cruised to a comfortable win over Matt Moss and will now head into the final round of the season with a five point championship lead.

"It was great to get the win on the second day at Phillip Island and take the championship lead, we got off to a tough start in Darwin, but we have really turned it around since then and have finished in either first or second in each race since," Hill explained.

"The guys at the Hart and Huntington InsureMyRide Suzuki team have been going a great job and we will aim to keep it going at the last round.

"It was a good weekend at Phillip Island but to be honest I did not see much of the GP action. Everything was quite spread out and I was really just more focused on myself and what I had to do for the weekend," Hill added.

Hill who had originally planned to stay in Australia between each round, is currently on his way back to the United States to complete some testing for the 2014 AMA Supercross championship as he finalises his plans for the American season before returning for the Toowoomba finale.

"My original plan was to stay out here in Australia between now and Toowoomba, but I have to catch a flight back to the United States tomorrow to do some testing for next years Supercross season." Hill concluded.

Josh Hill and will again be in action at the final round of the 2013 ASX Championship being held in Toowoomba, Queensland on the 16th of November.

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