News 11 Apr 2014

Early strength adds no pressure for DPH Yamaha's Mosig

Fourth in MX1 series standings signals positive MX1 comeback.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

DPH Motorsport Yamaha Racing rider Kade Mosig maintains this his flying fourth place overall at the opening round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals adds no pressure when the series continues at Appin on Sunday.

Mosig makes his return to the talent-packed MX1 class in 2014, now looking to back up his Broadford result with further form at Appin this weekend despite carrying minor injuries into the round.

“I am feeling not too bad, I had a little crash after the first round. So now just dealing with a few small injuries,” Mosig said. “I’m really looking forward to going to Appin. I like that track a lot, and I actually got on the podium there last year, so looking forward to getting back out there.

“I don’t really feel any pressure after round one. I’m bringing the same mental attitude to this round as I did the first. I’m just hoping to get through the weekend, put in two solid motos and hopefully come away with some good points.”

Teammate Sam Martin, who in the past year has suffered a series of injuries, is eager make improvements after gaining more seat time in the past fortnight.

“I’ve been feeling really good since the first round,” Martin said. “I went into Broadford only riding once; the last two weeks have been really solid for me and I’ve put in heaps of riding,” he said.

“The last two weeks on the bike are two weeks more than I had the first round so it’s making a big difference. I feel much better on the bike every day I ride, so this year might be a slow start but I’m hoping to go into this weekend feeling pretty good.

“I don’t think its an advantage to be younger, you know when you’re older you have more experience, but I definitely don’t feel at a disadvantage being one of the younger guys in the MX1 class.”

Martin currently sits 12th in the standings after a steady start to the season at Broadford, coming in under an injury cloud with ongoing knee issues.