News 29 Nov 2011

Moss returning to the U.S. today in preparation for 2012

Australian champion Matt Moss will travel to the U.S. today to begin preparing for 2012 with JDR/J-Star/KTM.

Reigning Australian Pro Lites supercross and motocross champion Matt Moss will head to the United States today to begin preparations for the 2012 season.

Fresh from winning two titles in his return home to Australia this season, Moss will now embark on a new challenge as JDR Motorsports gives him a second opportunity to gain success in the U.S.

Moss was teammate to Ryan Dungey at Suzuki in the 450 Class during 2010, however injuries dashed any hope of scoring good results and he found himself back at home with the JDR team in 2011.

With the promise of a return to America if he performed this year, the 23-year-old dominated both the MX Nationals and Super X to stamp his authority as Australia’s leading rising star.

Moss also formed part of Team Australia’s charge at the Motocross of Nations in France, scoring a podium position alongside Chad Reed and Brett Metcalfe in third overall.

“I’m going to America with the same team, so it’s a dream come true for me,” Moss recently told MotoOnline. “The team is great, everyone around me is great and I couldn’t be happier.

“When you’re happy, the results show it, so I’m looking forward to America and just can’t wait to get there. 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.”

Next year will mark Moss’ first in the Lites overseas, scheduled to contest the East Coast Lites in AMA Supercross, as well as the 250 Class of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.