News 24 Nov 2011

Moss not ruling out AMA championship upon return next year

Matt Moss will be one to watch in the U.S. next season for Australia.

Current Australian Pro Lites motocross and supercross champion Matt Moss is adamant that he can succeed in the United States with JDR Motorsports next season.

Moss joined JDR Motorex KTM in Australia this year in hope of gaining a seat in America for 2012, a goal that has been realised as he gets set to return to the AMA with JDR/J-Star/KTM.

After a difficult season as teammate to Ryan Dungey in the 450 Class during 2010, the 23-year-old is determined to prove he has what it takes against the world’s best this time around.

“I’m looking forward to America and just can’t wait to get there,” Moss said. “I want to prove everyone wrong after I had such a bad year in 2010. I want to say look at me now, so let’s hope I can beat those top guys.”

After taking two titles with JDR in Australia this year, Moss said its hard to put his feelings into words as the team gives him a second chance in the AMA. He believes he can reward them with a supercross title.

“It feels great because when you set a goal and reach that goal, the feeling you get is hard to explain,” he added. “It’s just a great feeling when you realise you’ve done it.

“I had the goal of going to America and JDR are getting me over there. They are doing the hard yards just as much as I am, so it’s a big team effort and I know for a fact that JDR really want a championship in the AMA.

“I believe next year I’ll be that guy to do it. I’m healthy and – touch wood – I haven’t done anything stupid. I think I’ve matured a lot as a rider and supercross is what I like to do, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Moss will contest the East Coast Supercross Lites Series and 250 Class of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship next season.