Adam Monea’s hopes of a successful debut year with Monster Energy Kawasaki were boosted as he advanced to 6th place in the championship yesterday. Monea looked on track for a top 5 finish in the first moto at Conondale however a crash relegated him back to 9th place. He was able to improve on that result in Moto 2 taking 7th place for 8th overall for the round. Monea continues to chip away at the championship leader-board and is currently 6th overall after Conondale.
Adam Monea say’s, “I’m still trying to work off that DNF from round 2 which really affected my points so to advance another spot in the series is a real positive. I had a crash and some bike issues which caused me to have a bad start in the first moto and I used a fair bit of energy to salvage that first race. I got a good start in the second moto and felt like I was giving it all but I think I was a bit drained from the first race and I wasn’t really able to push forward. I’m not disappointed with my results but I know I can do better. I’ll take away the positives like moving forward in the series and put my head down over the break and return strong for the second half of the season.”
Jay Marmont was looking to turn his recent form slump around at Conondale however it wasn’t to be with the 4 time consecutive Australian MX champion finishing just outside the top ten with 11-12 results for 12th overall. Marmont sits in 11th overall in the series but is optimistic of turning his series around after the scheduled 6 week break.
Jay Marmont say’s, “It’s no secret that I’m struggling, people can see that in my results. I’ve got a plan now that I’m going to work through during the break. The next 6 weeks off will do me good. I’m confident I can work through some stuff and come back stronger than ever.”
When considering his determination, spirit and character, Monster Energy Kawasaki have no doubt that Jay Marmont will bounce back soon and the team will continue to support both he and Adam Monea 100%.
As the Monster Energy MX Nationals enters a half-way point 6 week break, Monster Energy Kawasaki will evaluate and learn from the last couple of months as it prepares for a successful and strong second half to the series.
2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship
Round Five – Conondale, QLD
MX1 overall results:
1. Cody Cooper – Suzuki 66
2. Matt Moss – Suzuki 65
3. Billy Mackenzie – Yamaha 63
4. Todd Waters – KTM 63
5. Jake Moss – Suzuki 53
6. Lawson Bopping – Yamaha 49
7. Kirk Gibbs – KTM 47
8. ADAM MONEA – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 47
9. Daniel McCoy – Honda 45
10. Tye Simmonds – Yamaha 43
12. JAY MARMONT – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 40
MX1 Championship Standings (after four of 10 rounds):
1. Todd Waters - KTM 332
2. Matt Moss – Suzuki 307
3. Billy Mackenzie – Yamaha 289
4. Cody Cooper – Suzuki 268
5. Lawson Bopping – Yamaha 266
6. ADAM MONEA – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 232
7. Tye Simmonds – Yamaha 232
8. Jake Moss – Suzuki 230
9. Kirk Gibbs – KTM 230
10. Daniel McCoy – Honda 209
11. JAY MARMONT – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 191
16. Cody Mackie – Kawasaki 137