Monster Energy Kawasaki's newest recruit Adam Monea has officially spoken out about his 2013 role alongside Jay Marmont, making his first official outing with the factory team at last week's MX Nationals launch.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s newest recruit Adam Monea has officially spoken out about his 2013 role alongside Jay Marmont, making his first official outing with the factory team at last week’s MX Nationals launch.
The 24-year-old Victorian is feeling comfortable and confident while preparing for the upcoming Monster Energy-backed MX1 Australian Motocross Championship, quickly acclimatising to the KX450F.
While Kawasaki is yet to officially announce the deal, Monea had been linked to the Queensland-based team since late last year and will wear the number three outdoors this season.
After an impressive 2012 season upon return to racing in the MX2 class, Monea is stepping up to the premier MX1 class this season to do battle with the stiffest competition Australia has to offer.
“I can’t wait, I’ve been working hard and getting into it riding the 450 and it’s working perfect,” said Monea. “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season, everything’s coming together nicely.
“The bike as a complete package is all anyone could ever ask for. It’s so solid as a package, the engine is so strong and the suspension we have got working absolutely perfect – I couldn’t ask for more really.”
Monea spent a year away from the racing scene in 2011, working a normal full time job. This complete turn around in his career is a dream come true for him.
“It is kind of surreal,” Monea explained. “This is a dream position I’m in and it wasn’t long ago that I was out on the job site thinking what have I got to do to get back into a position like this.”
After working well with team manager Troy Carroll in the past, Monea looks forward to achieving more success together in throughout the year.
“Me and Troy had a little bit of success when we first worked together, so hopefully we can replicate that and get the ball rolling,” he added. “The bike’s way more than good enough to be in first place, I just have to make sure I’m ready to take it up there.”
Monea will make his debut for the Monster Energy Kawasaki team alongside Jay Marmont at Raymond Terrace’s round one on 14 April.