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Round 7:Marmont maintains Series lead at Moree

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CDR Rockstar Yamaha rider Jay Marmont is one step closer to taking out his third consecutive Australian Motocross Pro Opens Championship after winning the penultimate round of the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals at Moree NSW on Sunday.

Despite a mixed season so far, Marmont’s consistency earned him the red leader plate heading into the seventh round, and fans finally got to see some of Marmont’s moto magic, when he stormed through to take two race wins and the overall for the round.

Other standouts for the class included Kiwi and Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki rider Cody Cooper and Honda mounted privateer Dean Ferris, each taking race wins however it wasn’t enough to match the Wollongong local’s speed on the day.

Cooper, who found form in the last round, made light work of the first moto, however he became unstuck by Ferris and Marmont - forced to battle with the pair leaving him with a 1-2-2-11 scorecard for the day.

Coming into the 2010 Series without a Factory ride, Ferris finally managed to harness his raw speed, keeping it on two wheels to produce a run of top three finishes, placing him second overall in the Championship Standings heading into the final round at Coolum QLD on 24-25 July.

Meanwhile things didn’t go to plan for Cool Air Kawasaki Racing Team’s Scottish import Billy Mackenzie, who, while looking to close the points gap qualified fastest ahead of Ferris and Cooper, however he was unable capitalise on this – his best result for the day a fourth in the last moto.
Also hoping for a better round was Bourke local and Moree Motorcycle Club life member Tye Simmonds.

The JDR Motorex KTM rider sustained an injury earlier in the week and as a result struggled to make the most of his home-track advantage, a second place in the final race his best result for the round.

Only 54 points separate the top five riders and with 150 points up for grabs at the final round fans will be in for a massive weekend of racing!

Championship standings

1: Marmont 385 points
2: Ferris 345
3: Mackenzie 338
4: Cooper 334
5: Simmonds 331
 

Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals

Round 1 - 28th March, Horsham VIC - View Report
Round 2 - 18th April, Canberra ACT - View Report
Round 3 - 2nd May, Broadford VIC - View Report
Round 4 - 16th May, Toowoomba QLD - View Report
Round 5 - 30th May, MX Central, Raymond Terrace NSW - View Report
Round 6 - 27th June, Wodonga Vic - View Report
Round 7 - 18th July, Moree NSW
Round 8 - 25th July, Coolum QLD - View Report
For more information head to the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals website at www.mxnationals.com.au.

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