News 14 Jan 2011

Larsen crowned 2010 Super X Lites Champion - again!

JDR Motorsports reveals title victory on Facebook...

American PJ Larsen has been awarded the Super X title once again. Image: Sport The Library.

American PJ Larsen has been awarded the Super X title once again. Image: Sport The Library.

American PJ Larsen has been awarded the 2010 Monster Energy Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship, in the Lites category over a month following Brisbane’s season finale in December.

The news was confirmed this morning via JDR Motorsports’ official Facebook page, notifying the team’s fans that Larsen and the factory KTM team had officially won the title after receiving notification from Motorcycling Australia.

The update posted from JDR this morning read: “Motorcycling Australia have just informed us that PJ Larsen IS the 2010 Australasian Super X Champion!! Congratulations to PJ and the rest of the JDR family on a great 2010.”

The title was originally awarded to Rockstar Motul Suzuki’s Matt Moss before it was deemed he didn’t finish 75 percent of the first race at Brisbane – losing his six points scored for 15th position and handing the title to Larsen by four points in the amended results.

However Suzuki then appealed the decision, which left the title status up in the air throughout the holiday period over the new year.

MA confirmed the news this afternoon in this following press release distributed to the press:

“Motorcycling Australia can confirm PJ Larsen is the 2010 Australian Pro Lites Supercross Champion.

A mistake was made in the compilation of results at the final round whereby Matt Moss was awarded points despite completing less than 75 per cent of one of the races – as per GCR 12.11.2.

When a correction of results was announced, Suzuki appealed the change, however upon further investigation; the Judicial Committee of MA has ruled there is no arguable case that can properly be brought by Suzuki regarding the correction of points in the 2010 Australian Pro Lites Supercross Championship.

As a result Larsen has officially been awarded the Title.

Once again, MA, on behalf of Race Officials, would like to apologise to the riders and their teams who through no fault of their own were put through this uncertainty.”