Consistency the next step in Monea’s comeback season //
POSTED: 05 Jul 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Alex Gobert
Victorian Adam Monea is anxious to find consistency in a bid to gain more Monster Energy MX Nationals podiums in MX2.
The Zero Seven Motorsports rider finished fifth overall at Hervey Bay’s sixth round last weekend, but admits that consistency throughout the trio of motos will be vital as the season progresses.
Monea crashed hard in moto one while challenging for the win against championship leader Luke Styke, before recovering to finish eighth.
In the second MX2 race he rode strong and was close to a podium position when a small mistake and fall in a corner relegated him to fifth place.
True to form, he excelled in the treacherous 30-minute final moto, finishing in third place, behind Josh Cachia and Kiwi Scott Columb.
“I’m really happy with everything we have going here at Zero Seven at the moment,” he commented. “My bike is great and I feel really good on it. I’ve worked really hard all year on my strength, which helps so much when the conditions deteriorate.
“It just seems I’m having one average moto per round, which is keeping me off the podium overall. I’m really determined to get some more race and overall wins before the season is out.”
With his results in Queensland, Monea maintains seventh place overall in the MX2 championship standings.
The seventh round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals will be held at Horsham in Victoria on Sunday, 15 July.