MotoOnline.com.au speaks to Horsham's round seven MX2 winner Josh Cachia.
Josh Cachia went into the mid-season break coming off of his first-ever MX2 national win at Murray Bridge in South Australia, but the JDR/KTM Factory Racing rider was unable to carry that momentum into Hervey Bay due to some bad luck.
After taking his second MX2 victory of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals series at the most recent Horsham round, Cachia is back again in dangerous winning form.
MotoOnline.com.au caught up with the outspoken character today to get his take on the series to date and his Horsham performance.
You were able to win your second round of the season at Horsham, so you must be stoked with that?
Yeah I’m happy, I feel good on the bike, I’m really strong and I feel like something has just clicked. I’m able to ride consistent laps and I just feel like I’m gelling with my bike really well.
I don’t really think about things too often, I just go out there and ride my dirtbike and have fun. I choose smooth lines and I love to look stylish, so that’s what I try to do and it’s just working for me.
You won at Murray Bridge and you’ve obviously had some bad luck at Hervey Bay, but you won that final 30-minute moto there. The inconsistent results have hurt your championship so far, is it just a matter of you going out and trying to win races and see where you end up?
Not really, I could of turned the championship upside down if my bike had of went in that first race. I wasn’t planning on coming second in those two 15-minute motos that’s for sure.
I qualified a second faster than everyone, I knew I had the speed so it’s just a matter of bad luck. Something that day just didn’t want me to ride a dirtbike so I can’t really complain about anything, everything is meant to happen for a reason so me not having that race under my belt, there is obviously a good reason for it.
Other than that, I know I could of turned the championship around then but championship, shmampionship you know? Now it’s just about winning races and if I can win races, at the end of the day Styke may win the championship, but everyone will know who is the fastest.
It’s your second year in the MX2 class and you’ve obviously stood up now and shown just how fast and strong you are. It seems like you have gelled really well with that JDR team, from our view it looks like you are really carrying that team to the success they have been having?
Yeah it’s still a team and [Dan] Reardon and [Brenden] Harrison are still there and they still do the hard yards. I might be having the results but we all put in the same effort, we all risk our lives.
So I can’t really say that I’m carrying the team, I can say everyone is putting in a full effort. Reardon risks his life every time he throws a leg over his bike and so does Harrison, so I guess we all carry a percentage of the weight for the team. I don’t like to say I’m carrying the team, because there is no ‘I’ in team.
You’ve been to America and spent time with the team over there, for next year do you have any plans or an indication of where you will be?
Plans and me don’t really go together very well, I’m just riding the wave at this point and what will be, will be. If there is an opportunity then I will have a think about it.
I want to go over there and prove a point, I’ve watched to many people go over there and be sent back home. That’s something I’ve learnt growing up, learning from peoples mistakes, so that’s definitely something I don’t want to do.
I definitely want to be on top of my game before I go over there and If the opportunity comes and I feel like I can show myself over there, I’ll take the opportunity. But until then, I’m just riding the wave.
Awesome, It’s been really exciting to watch and we look forward to Appin.
Cheers bro, I’ll see you there.