A DNF in the final moto for both Marmont and Dylan Peterson kept Monster Energy Kawasaki from the podium in the MX1 class and Kade Mosig was unlucky not to podium in the MX2 class, missing out by just 1 point after two top 3 finishes.
Jay Marmont went into the 4th round at Wanneroo on the back foot after aggravating a knee injury that has affected him throughout the series. Although he was not 100% physically, with support and training advice from friend and
Jay Marmont’s 2012 MX campaign has received a real boost with his race win under such difficult circumstances at round four. Marmont is looking forward to grabbing as many points as he can next week before the long mid series break that will allow him to heal 100% for the remainder of the long series.
Jay Marmont say’s, “Mixed emotions today. I hole-shot the first race and think I could’ve won it. I felt my pace was good and went from almost dead last back up to 8th. I hole-shot the second race then Coppins got me. I played a bit of cat and mouse with him and worked out where I was faster and was able to pass him for a race win which was awesome for myself and the team. The last race was tough. I got the hole-shot again. Brad and Coppins passed me but I managed to pass them back. I had three drips today trying to get my fluids up and my knee’s giving out pretty bad. I had to work super hard in that last one, I was riding pretty messy. I was holding my own but had a crash and hit my calf muscle really hard. The cramps were just unbelievable.”
“I feel my pace has picked up a lot in the last few weeks. I got three hole-shots today and the bike’s working awesome. I just need to get through
Dylan Peterson continues to take advantage of his opportunity to race on board the Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F with two strong finishes at Wanneroo. Peterson took 11th in the opener and then backed that up with a strong ride in the second moto to take 7th place however a big crash in the final race ended his day. A trip to the hospital revealed fluid on his knee that should subside in time for the next round this weekend.
Dylan Peterson say’s, “That was the toughest track of the season, she was gnarly. I had average starts all day. I had a spill in the first that kept me back at 11th. I came back from another bad start in the second moto and pushed to 7th. I had a big crash over the bars in the last race and clipped my knee pretty bad and then landed on it. I’m pretty happy with my results. I know where I’m at now. I’m just outside the top 5. With some good starts my results will definitely improve. I’m looking forward to
MX2 rider Kade Mosig was unlucky not to grab his second podium of the series at Wanneroo. Mosig rode well on the extremely tough track to take two top 3 finishes on his KX250F. A 9th place finish in the second moto after being boxed out on the start was to be his Achilles heal for the round with Mosig missing out on the box by just 1 point. Mosig’s 3-9-2 finishes position him in 6th place in the championship, just 5 points shy of the top three.
Kade Mosig say’s, “I’m slightly disappointed because I’ve been putting in the hard yards and working really hard so it’s disappointing to be one point off the podium. I’m coming to all these races to be on the top step of the podium, I don’t want to be finishing 3rd or 4th so I’ve just got to go back home this week and put my head down and hopefully get some better results at Murray Bridge. I really like that track and I’ve just got to keep chipping away. It’s nearly mid-way through the season so it’s about time I started winning races.”
The Monster Energy Kawasaki riders will be in the hunt for as many points as possible at the 5th round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals at