Race Reports

Jay Marmont takes out his first ever Monster Energy Super X title

It was nonstop action at the final round of the Monster Energy Super X, the Australasian Supercross Championship, in Ipswich tonight as both CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont and JDR Motorex KTM’s Matt Moss claimed championship victories in front of a packed and animated crowd at North Ipswich Stadium.

Marmont went into the final round five points in front of JDR Motorex KTM’s Tye Simmonds and it was obvious he meant business all day long, looking dominant every time he entered the track. It was no different in the 20 lap final as he took the holeshot and checked out for the win, which gave him his first ever Monster Energy Super X championship to add to his record breaking fourth straight national motocross championship earlier in the year.

In the battle for the remaining Open class podium places Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Billy Mackenzie held second place at the start of the race, but a minor mistake allowed Simmonds to catch up and make a pass. Simmonds couldn’t match the pace of Jay to make any ground on this year’s Super X champion, but finished with a comfortable second in tonight’s race and the series overall.

Hart & Huntington / Insure My Ride’s Chris Blose finished the race in third after he overtook Mackenzie, who he had a stoush with after a collision in the man vs man race earlier in the night. Dan McCoy finished sixth, which was enough for him to finish third overall.

“I am over the moon! I have had nervous jitters all week and worrying that something would go wrong with the bike or I would crash, so I am so glad to have ridden well and finish with a win. I really want to congratulate Tye [Simmonds] and Dan [McCoy] who both rode great all series. A huge thanks you to my team for all their hard work and of course my family for all of their support” said Marmont.

Matt Moss entered the final round with a solid 10 point lead over his closest competitor, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Dean Ferris, so was feeling confident as he lined up for the 15 lap final.

America’s Carlton Dry Thor Honda’s Gavin Faith took the holeshot just ahead of Moss and held a good lead over Moss for most of the race, but Moss kept gaining on him and eventually overtook him on the second last lap to take the win and the overall championship. Faith held on for second and Kirk Gibbs was third.

Faith finished second overall in the championship two points ahead of Luke Styke in third.  

“It’s great to get the win. I want to give a big thanks to the JDR team. They took the championship away from me last year, but I signed with them at the start of this year and have now managed to win the motocross and supercross. We are one big happy family and we have got the number one plate so now let’s go to America and do it over there,” said Moss.

Geran Stapleton won the Under 19s final ahead of Jarrad Davis and Sam Martin, but it was Errol Willis who continued with this year’s double championship trend by winning his second Under 19’s of the year with Stapleton second and Corey Lucas third overall.

Hayden Mellross had a dominant win in the Michelin Development Series final with Kurt Waterman second and Billy Jackson third. The third place finish was just enough for Jackson to take out the championship by one point over Mellross and Waterman finished third.

High res images can be downloaded from the following link: www.holeshot.co.nz/superx_rd5/. Credit: Shayne Rice

OPEN top 10 results – Round 5
1.    Jay MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 25
2.    Tye SIMMONDS - JDR Motorex KTM: 22
3.    Chris BLOSE – Hart & Huntington / Insure My Ride: 20
4.    Billy MACKENZIE – Monster  Energy Kawasaki: 18
5.    Todd WATERS – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 16
6.    Dan MCCOY – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki: 15
7.    Craig ANDERSON – Berry Sweet Lucas Oil Honda: 14
8.    Lewis WOODS  - Tope Gear KTM: 13
9.    Ryan MARMONT – JDR Motorex KTM: 12
10.    Michael PHILLIPS - Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 11

OPEN top 10 Championship standings
1.    Jay MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 105
2.    Tye SIMMONDS - JDR Motorex KTM: 97
3.    Dan MCCOY – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki: 87
4.    Billy MACKENZIE – Monster  Energy Kawasaki: 79
5.    Lawson BOPPING – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 74
6.    Todd WATERS – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 72
7.    Chris BLOSE – Hart & Huntington / Insure My Ride: 67
8.    Ryan MARMONT – JDR Motorex KTM: 64
9.    Daniel REARDON – JDR Motorex KTM: 55
10.    Michael PHILLIPS - Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 50

LITES top 10 results – Round 5
1.    Matt MOSS – JDR Motorex KTM: 25
2.    Gavin FAITH – Carlton Dry THOR Honda: 22
3.    Kirk GIBBS - Suzuki: 20
4.    Luke ARBON – GYTR Rockstar Yamaha: 18
5.    Luke STYKE – Serco Yamaha: 16      
6.    Jackson RICHARDSON – Honda: 15
7.    Robbie MARSHALL – Coastal KTM: 14
8.    Adam MONEA – Team 07 Axis Motorsport: 13
9.    Dean FERRIS – Monster Energy Kawasaki: 12
10.    Ben GEORGE – Yamaha: 11

LITES – Top 10 Championship standings
1.    Matt MOSS – JDR Motorex KTM: 118
2.    Gavin FAITH – Carlton Dry THOR Honda: 89
3.    Luke STYKE – Serco Yamaha: 87
4.    Brendan HARRISON – JDR Motorex KTM: 70
5.    Luke ARBON – GYTR Rockstar Yamaha: 70
6.    Adam MONEA – Team 07 Axis Motorsport: 70
7.    Steven CLARKE – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki: 68
8.    Dean FERRIS – Monster Energy Kawasaki: 64
9.    Robbie MARSHALL – Coastal KTM: 61
10.    Kirk GIBBS - Suzuki: 57

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