In the opening moto of the round, Adam Monea powered through the undulating sections of the Broadford circuit to finish in 2nd place on his KX450F, while John Phillips found his rhythm and flowed effortlessly through the hardpack track taking away 3rd place after a spectacular holeshot.
The duo raced tirelessly in moto 2 at an attempt to recreate the results from the first race. Adam managed to secure 4th place while John struggled to regain his pace after being caught in a flurry of bikes through tight initial turns and finishing up in 12th place.
“I wanted to stay off the ground, I’ve had a few too many meetings with it so far this year. For this round I needed to avoid overthinking and overworking and focus on riding to my potential. The track has a good length and it is great for viewing. I was able to race the way I know and the favourable results came my way", commented Adam Monea who is no stranger to the Broadford circuit having raced there in the previous two years. Adam followed his plan of staying upright and after recent testing on the track, team mechanics were able to tune the bike for the conditions. Adam said “Today was a step in the right direction with our first trip to the podium. It’s nice to walk away with a smile, the first two rounds were tough. This finish signifies that we’ve done well and we want to turn this into one better and keep working for a win. I can’t thank anyone in the team enough, they have been working tirelessly to get this result. I can’t be more proud of these boys. I also want to thank my sponsors, my family and friends and my girlfriend for supporting me. Also the fans who are on the fence, we can see you guys and I want to thank all of our supporters for making their way down for the round”.
John made the journey back home (New Zealand), in the break between rounds where he practiced on his home track, enabling him to gel with the KX450F in a familiar setting. “The track was really good today, they prepared it well. There were lots of uphills and downhills which suited my bike. After riding the KX450F on my home track Ive learnt how it behaves to the 'T' and I know how I want it to ride”, said John. “It’s been a mixed start for the series for me and we have done a few different things with the bikes after Appin. I went back to NZ and did a bit of riding there which got me back into the zone mentality and this helped with getting todays result”.
Team Manager Troy Carroll was content with the performance in round 3 and is eager to build on the results saying, “A lot better this weekend. 1st moto with a second and third and we gained a lot of points for the championship. Were in a good position to comeback for the rest of the season. We are happy with the results today and hopefully we can keep it rolling for the next round”.
The next round of the MX Nationals will be held at the sandy Murray Bridge circuit in South Australia, on May 17th 2015.