Monea took 3rd overall in the MX1 class on board his KX450F and surged ahead 7 places in the championship to 7th overall. Jay Marmont bounced back from a tough first moto to take 6th in moto and finished the round in 11th.
Adam Monea got his round 3 campaign off to a brilliant start at Wonthaggi taking 2nd overall in Superpole to earn 4 championship points and a good gate pick for the races.
Monea got a good start in the opening moto and found 5th place on the first lap. From there he worked his way into 3rd place by lap three however a small crash put him back to 5th where he finished the race. Monea managed an excellent start in the second moto and quickly found the lead. He rode a strong race but eventually had to settle for 2nd place. His 5-2 moto finishes were good enough for 3rd overall on the day and advances him 7 places in the championship where he now sits in 7th place.
Adam Monea was pleased to find good form at Wonthaggi, saying, “I’m definitely happy with the weekend. It’s something I’ve been working towards. It’s a step in the right direction and something we can build on. I always knew it was in me and hopefully it’s only the start. I want to climb the other couple of spots and achieve more and keep chipping away at the series standing. I just need to keep moving forward.”
Things didn’t go Jay Marmont’s way in the first moto and he had to settle for a 16th place finish however he regrouped and bounced back to good form in the second race. An average start in the second moto didn’t make his task easy however the multiple Australian champion fought back from 13th place to finish in 6th position, taking 11th for the round. Marmont currently sits in 13th place in the championship.
Jay Marmont took positives away from the round, saying, “I was in a bad place after a bad first moto. I was in a negative frame of mind and had to put a lot of stuff behind me. I had to think positive and most importantly I just had to remember to have fun and not let set-backs bother me. I went into that second race with a much more positive outlook and even though I didn’t get a good start, I still went forward and worked my way through a lot of good riders and matched the lead riders times to finish 6th so I was really happy with that.”
“I know I’ll bounce back from these tough couple of rounds and the team supports me 100%. I think I just need to approach the races a little bit different and enjoy myself and I’m sure the results will come.”
Monster Energy Kawasaki looks forward to building on its podium finish at round 3 at the 4th round of the 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals at Broadford, Victoria on 19th May.
2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship
Round Three – Wonthaggi, VIC
MX1 overall results:
1. Todd Waters - KTM 73
2. Matt Moss - Suzuki 63
3. ADAM MONEA – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 62
4. Lawson Bopping - Yamaha 59
5. Cody Cooper – Suzuki 55
6. Kirk Gibbs –KTM 50
7. Ford Dale – Honda 48
8. Daniel McCoy – Honda 44
9. Tye Simmonds – Yamaha 42
10. Robbie Marshall – Yamaha 41
11. JAY MARMONT – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 40
MX1 championship standings (after three of 10 rounds):
1. Todd Waters - KTM 214
2. Matt Moss – Suzuki 170
3. Lawson Bopping - Yamaha168
4. Cody Cooper – Suzuki 160
5. Billy Mackenzie – Yamaha 159
6. Tye Simmonds – Yamaha 140
7. ADAM MONEA – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 133
8. Ford Dale – Honda 133
9. Kirk Gibbs – KTM 126
10. Daniel McCoy – Honda 122
13. JAY MARMONT – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 112
17. Cody Mackie - Kawasaki 83