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KTM sweeps MX Development podium at Hervey Bay MX Nationals

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Hervey Bay, QLD – KTM competitors claimed a clean-sweep of the MX Development (MXD) category podium at round six of the MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, at Hervey Bay in Queensland on Sunday, 1 July.

New championship leader Kayne Lamont aboard his 250 SX two-stroke won the round, picking up his third consecutive overall victory for the 2012 season. Lamont won the first moto and backed it up with a second in moto two, before he sealed the overall with a fine third in the final outing.

“I’m pretty pumped because I was able to keep it consistent, stay on the bike and score good points,” Lamont explained. “I’m confident that I can keep this form, it could be challenging, but I’m up to the challenge. Today was demanding, the track was good and I enjoyed it a lot.”

Completing the podium behind Lamont was Kale Makeham, who won moto two, and talented Victorian rookie Joel Milesevic was third. All three ride the 250 SX. Former series leader Dylan Long was sixth overall for the round, but won the final moto on his 250 SX-F.

The JDR/KTM Factory Racing team also enjoyed a successful round in the Sunshine State, with Dan Reardon picking up his best MX1 result of the 2012 season in fifth overall aboard the 450 SX-F.

2007 series champion Reardon finished fourth in motos one and three, but had to settle for an eighth place finish in the second moto after he crashed on the opening lap. Reardon’s result elevated him to ninth in the championship standings.

Round five MX2 winner Josh Cachia started his weekend at Hervey Bay on the same note, setting pole position during the morning’s qualifying session. His day turned pear-shaped in moto one however after a mechanical drama and subsequent crash forced him out.

The former MXD champion was able to bounce back in moto two for eighth, but it was his dominant win in moto three that made headlines to conclude the round. He sits fourth in the championship standings with four rounds remaining.

“The 30-minute moto at the end of the day was my only chance to redeem myself,” Cachia explained. “It is frustrating not to finish the first moto, but I’m happy to get a win to finish the round and I’ll come back even stronger next time.”

Cachia's MX2 teammates Ryan Marmont and Brenden Harrison continue to recover from injury, sitting out the Hervey Bay round.

2012 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship

Round Six – Hervey Bay, QLD

MX1 Overall Results:
1. Lawson Bopping 72;
2. Todd Waters 60
3. Brad Anderson 53
4. Josh Coppins 51
5. Daniel Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 49
6. Dean Porter 46
7. Jake Moss 39
8. Cody Cooper 37
9. Dylan Peterson 34
10. Craig Anderson 33

MX2 Overall Results:
1. Luke Styke 68
2. Kirk Gibbs 55
3. Ford Dale 54
4. Kade Mosig 50
5. Adam Monea 49
6. Scott Columb 47
7. Cheyne Boyd 39
8. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 38
9. Lewis Woods 38
10. Luke Arbon 32

MXD Overall Results:
1. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 67
2. Kale Makeham (KTM) 60
3. Joel Milesevic (KTM) 54
4. Jay Wilson 48
5. Wade Hunter 45
6. Dylan Long (KTM) 39
7. Sam Martin 37
8. Ben George 34
9. Nicklas Scott 33
10. Mitch Norris 28

MX1 Championship Standings (after 6 of 10 rounds):
1. Josh Coppins 352
2. Todd Waters 340
3. Brad Anderson 27
4. Lawson Bopping 327
5. Cody Cooper 269
6. Tye Simmonds 234
7. Jake Moss 210
8. Jay Marmont 207
9. Daniel Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 196
10. Daniel McCoy 189

MX2 Championship Standings (after 6 of 10 rounds):
1. Luke Styke 374
2. Ford Dale 328
3. Cheyne Boyd 297
4. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 296
5. Kirk Gibbs 284
6. Kade Mosig 283
7. Adam Monea 264
8. Justin McDonald 224
9. Scott Columb 215
10. Lewis Woods 211

MXD Championship Standings (after 5 of 9 rounds):
1. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 284
2. Dylan Long (KTM) 265
3. Sam Martin 241
4. Dylan Leary (KTM) 234
5. Kale Makeham (KTM) 231
6. Joel Milesevic (KTM) 230
7. Jay Wilson 225
8. Mitch Norris 151
9. Jarrad Davis 128
10. Wade Hunter 126

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