In a hotly contested MX2 class, Kade Mosig rode well at Coolum to finish the round on the podium. Kade started well in all three motos and maintained lead group positioning on a hard to pass track to take 4-5-4 results for 3rd for the round. Kade’s consistency throughout the series earned him a top 5 finish for the championship with 4th place overall.
Kade Mosig say’s, “I rode well. I gave it all I had out there and would have liked to have won but a podium is still a good way to finish the season. I started well but it was hard to get to the front on a hard to pass track with the short back to back motos. But my good starts today definitely made my job easier.”
Reigning champion Jay Marmont relinquished his MX #1 plate at Coolum but not without a fight. In a series that has dealt Jay many blows, the bad luck continued for him at Coolum with a big first turn crash in the opening moto leaving both himself and his KX450F bruised and battered. Jay fought back to 12th before lining up immediately for the second back to back moto where he pushed hard for 6th place. Jay was then able to regroup over the lunch break and come out refreshed for the final moto where his results improved again. Jay came away with 12-6-4 results for 6th overall for the round and 6th for the series.
Jay say’s, “I could have done without the crash in the first race. It caps off an unlucky series. This series obviously didn’t go to plan for me. I had an injury that forced me to miss a whole round which is unheard of for me but on the plus side, I’m fit and healthy now, and getting faster and faster on the Kawasaki and I’m heading into the upcoming Supercross series very confident and ready to defend my #1 plate.”
Billy Mackenzie raced his way to the lead position in the opening MX1 moto however minimal bike time, due to a hand injury that sidelined him for the majority of the series, took its toll. Billy came away with 7-7-7 results for 7th overall for the round.
Billy Mackenzie say’s, “I showed in the first race that I still have the speed to put it back up the front so I’m pleased with that but I just didn’t have the fitness because of the injury and not enough bike time so that’s frustrating. The track was really rough too so my main goal was just to finish the round injury free. With more training and testing under my belt I’ll be ready for the Supercross opener.”
Monster Energy Kawasaki was not only represented in the MX1 and MX2 classes at Coolum, they also had a strong presence in the Vets class with Monster Energy Australasia Manager, Adrian Hunter, lining up to do battle on his own 2013 KX450F. Unfortunately he was forced to line up a little longer than his competitors in the opening moto when his gate failed to drop along with the others. (The team thinks it may have been a deliberate case of sabotage in a bid to handicap Hunter!!!). The event was only the second time Adrian had ridden his new 2013 KX450F however the Monster Energy Kawasaki mechanics still managed to find the time to give the new KX a “once over” before the race meet.
The Axis Motorsports Kawasaki Race Team (MXD) celebrated a top 3 finish for the series in their first year on board
Monster Energy Kawasaki would like to thank all of their valued sponsors and fans for their support throughout the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals championship. The team will now focus all of its attentions and efforts on the upcoming Australian Supercross championship where Jay Marmont will be racing for back to back titles.