CDR Yamaha's Billy Mackenzie has credited his 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals title run a success after sealing third overall in the series in MX1 at Coolum last weekend.
CDR Yamaha’s Billy Mackenzie has credited his 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals title run a success after sealing third overall in the series in MX1 at Coolum last weekend.
Mackenzie was in fine form over the weekend taking second place in both motos contested. He showed plenty of speed on Sunday, leading both races for long periods of time before a charging Matt Moss passed him late in moto one and a fall while leading moto two.
It was one of the more consistent showings from Mackenzie, who at times this year has struggled to put in two solid motos and the inconsistency has cost him dearly in the points throughout the year.
“I was pretty determined to do well today and put in my best effort for the year,” Mackenzie said. “At this level, I need to be there in the top three week in and week out and some poor races during the year allowed Matt and Todd to get away a bit in the points.
“I finished on a strong note and right now I don’t have any injuries, so after the last couple of years I have had, this feels like a pretty good position to be in.
“I love racing in Australia, I love being a part of the CDR Yamaha team and I really feel a part of the Australian motocross community since I came here a few years ago.
“I want to congratulate Matt and Todd on their racing this year. Both riders are hard-working and talented and together I think we made for an exciting championship. I look forward to a nice break now and what next year brings.”
CDR Yamaha will field Lawson Bopping and Kade Mosig for the upcoming Australian Supercross Championship, with Mackenzie on an outdoor-only deal this season.