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JDR/KTM’s Cachia captures MX2 podium at Moree MX Nationals

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Moree, NSW – JDR/KTM Factory Racing rider Josh Cachia finished runner-up for the second round in succession when the MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, hosted its penultimate event of the season at Moree in New South Wales on Sunday, 19 August.

Cachia continued his spectacular late-season surge on the 250 SX-F, finishing second overall and keeping himself in championship contention ahead of Coolum’s season finale this weekend.

Motos one and two saw Cachia claim second positions, before a third in the final moto secured him his place on the podium. The result now sees Cachia 28 points out of the series lead with one round remaining.

“It was a big day, because I made the two 15-minute motos hard for myself with bad starts,” Cachia commented. “It was good though because I ended up passing people and finished with two seconds. I feel like I had a bad day since I finished second, but it’s still a good result at the end of the day.”

Cachia was joined by returning teammate Ryan Marmont on the second of the JDR/KTM 250 SX-Fs, making his first national appearance since round three. Marmont was 13th in moto one and seventh in moto two after featuring up front, but was forced out of the final outing as he battles to regain complete fitness. He ended up 14th overall for the round.

“It’s nice to be back and good to do a race, because it’s been a long time,” Marmont said. “In the first race I was tense and tight, but I had a good second moto and felt like I had good speed. My hand’s not anywhere near where it needs to be, but I’m focused on supercross and these motos will be good to have under my belt before then.”

MX1 contender Dan Reardon was also 14th overall for the round on the 450 SX-F, also forced out of the closing moto due to health reasons. Before that, Reardon was 10th in moto one and ninth in moto two, now ranked eighth in the standings.

“Today definitely didn’t go to plan,” Reardon said. “I had a crazy problem in that final moto with a numbness and tingle in my left arm, which was really, really strange. The day itself didn’t go well, but I’m making the most of my last few races.”

New Zealand’s Kayne Lamont maintains his lead in the MX Development ranks, finishing fourth overall at Moree on his 250 SX_ two-stroke. Lamont has a 32-point buffer in the series over fellow KTM contender Dylan Long entering the season final.

The MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, will conclude at Coolum in Queensland this weekend, 25-26 August.

For additional information on the JDR/KTM Factory Racing team, visit www.jdrmotorsports.com.au or check the team out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jdrmotorsports.

Visit www.ktm.com.au on the web for further information on KTM Australia, as well as KTM’s full model line-up of off-road and road motorcycles available for 2012. KTM Australia is also available on Facebook via www.facebook.com/ktmaustralia.

2012 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship

Round Nine – Moree, NSW

MX1 Overall Results:

1. Josh Coppins 69

2. Todd Waters 67

3. Cody Cooper 61

4. Brad Anderson 51

5. Lawson Bopping 49

6. Jay Marmont 44

7. Billy Mackenzie 41

8. Daniel McCoy 40

9. Craig Anderson 38

10. Dean Porter 31

14. Dan Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 23

MX2 Overall Results:

1. Ford Dale 75

2. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 64

3. Kirk Gibbs 54

4. Kade Mosig 52

5. Errol Willis 50

6. Kieron Hall 36

7. Luke Arbon 36

8. Adam Monea 35

9. Scott Columb 32

10. Rhys Carter 32

14. Ryan Marmont (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 22

MXD Overall Results:

1. Luke Clout 75

2. Dylan Leary 66

3. Jay Wilson 52

4. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 50

5. Wade Hunter 46

6. Dylan Long (KTM) 45

7. Kale Makeham (KTM) 45

8. Mitch Norris 39

9. Nicklas Scott 39

10. Sam Martin 36

MX1 Championship Standings (after 9 of 10 rounds):

1. Josh Coppins 549

2. Todd Waters 535

3. Lawson Bopping 469

4. Brad Anderson 463

5. Cody Cooper 449

6. Jay Marmont 332

7. Jake Moss 311

8. Daniel Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 301

9. Daniel McCoy 289

10. Dean Porter 288

MX2 Championship Standings (after 9 of 10 rounds):

1. Ford Dale 521

2. Luke Styke 500

3. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 493

4. Kade Mosig 447

5. Adam Monea 409

6. Kirk Gibbs 401

7. Cheyne Boyd 366

8. Scott Columb 318

9. Justin McDonald 287

10. Errol Willis 279

MXD Championship Standings (after 8 of 9 rounds):

1. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 464

2. Dylan Long (KTM) 432

3. Dylan Leary 418

4. Jay Wilson 392

5. Kale Makeham (KTM) 382

6. Sam Martin 359

7. Mitch Morris 276

8. Joel Milesevic (KTM) 230

9. Wade Hunter 222

10. Mitch Budd 180

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