MX1 rider Adam Monea was able to string together two solid moto finishes at Coolum with 6-5 results leaving him in 7th place overall for the round. Unable to improve on 8th overall in the championship at series end due to three DNFs sustained throughout the series, Adam Monea is still pleased with his speed and fitness throughout the 2013 MX series.
Adam Monea say’s, “I felt good out there but my results don’t show it on paper. I rode well in the races but not in qualifying so I missed out on Super-pole and that cost me points. Three DNF’s definitely affected my overall result. That’s a round and a half worth of points and that’s never going to put you in a good position at the end of the series. In a stacked class, any mistake is noticed. I’m not happy with my results on paper but I’m really happy with what I leant this year in the MX1 class. I’ve learnt a lot. I’ll now have a rest and refresh before heading off to Darwin for supercross. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Jay Marmont came away from Coolum with top ten finishes in each moto taking 9-8 for 9th overall for the round. After a tough series, Marmont finishes in 7th overall on the leader board and now turns his focus to the upcoming Australian Supercross Championship where he will be racing to defend his title.
Jay Marmont say’s, “It’s no secret that I’ve battled this series and not achieved the results that I set out to achieve. I take confidence in the fact that I’ve felt better and stronger as the series has wound up and I’m really looking forward to the upcoming supercross series. I’m very pleased with my current speed on my supercross practise tracks and I’m rearing to go. I’d like to thank all of the team and my personal sponsors for their ongoing support throughout the motocross series. Bring on supercross.”
Monster Energy Kawasaki race team manager, Troy Carroll looks back on the season, saying, “It was a disappointing season for Monster Energy Kawasaki and we just didn’t get the results we were seeking this series. I was glad to see the riders coming on stronger towards the end of the season and that will serve us well as we head into the supercross series. We’ll be doing everything we can to retain Jay’s title. I sincerely thank all of our valuable sponsors for their support throughout the motocross series”.
Monster Energy Kawasaki are already in full swing preparing for the 2013 Australian Supercross Championship beginning in Darwin, NT on 14-15 September. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jay Marmont will be racing for his 3rd consecutive Australian supercross title.
2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship
Round Ten – Coolum, QLD
MX1 overall results:
1. Todd Waters – KTM 70
2. Billy Mackenzie – Yamaha 67
3. Matt Moss – Suzuki 61
4. Cody Cooper – Suzuki 57
5. Kirk Gibbs – KTM 53
6. Gareth Swanepoel – Honda 53
7. ADAM MONEA – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 51
8. Jake Moss – Suzuki 48
9. JAY MARMONT – M0NSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 45
10. Sam Martin – Suzuki 41
MX1 Championship Standings (after 10 of 10 rounds):
1. Matt Moss – Suzuki 643
2. Todd Waters – KTM 627
3. Billy Mackenzie – Yamaha 583
4. Cody Cooper – Suzuki 535
5. Kirk Gibbs – KTM 528
6. Jake Moss – Suzuki 492
7. JAY MARMONT – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 428
8. ADAM MONEA – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 427
9. Lawson Bopping – Yamaha 407
10. Sam Martin – Suzuki 335