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Marmont takes out Canberra Monster Energy Super X in incredibly sentimental win

Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Jay Marmont takes out Canberra Monster Energy Supercross Championship
Jay Marmont takes out Canberra Monster Energy Supercross Championship

Just two days after the passing of his seven month old daughter Lila, Jay Marmont, has taken out the fourth round of the Monster Energy Super X in Canberra tonight with the toughest victory ever seen amongst the Australian supercross community.

The race track was smothered in stickers bearing the name 'Lila' in a pink love heart with all of the riders, crew and management making the stickers and donning them to show their support for the Marmont's tragedy.

"It's been a really tough week and I was going to stay at home in grief and watch the race on TV, but the overwhelming support from everyone gave me the strength to come out and race. Everyone here is my second family and I just can't thank them enough," said a teary Marmont after the race.

CDR Rockstar Yamaha's Marmont took all three holeshots, switching into race mode for the triple challenge final that pitted riders against each other in three, ten lap races. Marmont lead for the first half of the first final before an in form Chad Reed caught him to take the win. The second final was again taken out by Reed with Marmont gaining a solid third place behind Pacific Ink Coastal KTM High Roller Energy's Daniel McCoy.

The explosive final ten lap race saw Monster Energy Kawasaki's Reed blast from the start gate and lose control momentarily, then was sent flying off his bike after the bike behind him collided with his wheel. Reed did not finish the race, which left it wide open for Marmont who never looked back from his lead position to take the win, where he pumped his fists and looked to the sky as he jumped through the finish line.

The crowd of 9,400 rose to their feet and applauded in appreciation, aware of the very special moment they had just witnessed.

Marmont's friend and competitor Reed said he had the upmost respect for Jay and couldn't believe how tough he was to come out and race.

"Jay Marmont is amazing and races don't get any tougher than that. I can't imagine how hard this is for him and his family. Our hearts are with him in this really difficult time," said Reed.

Daniel McCoy finished second overall for his first podium of the series with championship leader Woodstock Honda Thor Racing's Daniel Reardon finishing third, which was enough for him to remain ahead in the series.

The 250cc class riders also raced the Triple Challenge in the final in three, eight lap races. It was championship leader Shift Motul Suzuki's Matt Moss, who once again dominated and dropped only one of the three races to Serco Yamaha's Kyle Cunningham. JDR Motorsport's Ryan Marmont (Jay's younger brother) rode consistent in all races to finish second overall with local rider, Lawson Bopping, from Shift Motul Suzuki finishing third.

Monster Energy Super X will now head to Sydney's Paramatta Stadium for the fifth round next Saturday November 14.

Top Ten Results - Monster Energy Super X Triple Challenge final

1 Jay MARMONT, Yamaha, 25
2 Daniel McCOY, KTM, 22
3 Daniel REARDON, Honda,
4 Michael BYRNE, Honda, 18
5 Tye SIMMONDS, KTM, 16
6 Chad REED, Kawasaki, 15
7 Troy CARROL, Kawasaki, 14
8 Jeremy MCGRATH, Honda, 13
9 Craig ANDERSON, Kawasaki, 12
10 Cameron TAYLOR, Suzuki, 11

Monster Energy Super X OPEN Championship Standings

1 Dan REARDON, Honda, 89
2 Jay MARMONT, Yamaha, 88
3 Chad REED, Monster Energy Kawasaki, 82
4 Tye SIMMONDS, KTM, 68
5 Daniel McCOY, KTM, 62
6 Cody MACKIE, Kawasaki, 54
7 Cheyne BOYD, Yamaha, 54
8 Craig ANDERSON, Kawasaki, 48
9 Cameron TAYLOR, Suzuki, 47
10 Troy CARROLL, Kawasaki, 45

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