News 13 Apr 2014

Gibbs claims Appin MX Nationals GoPro Super Pole

Harrison leads MX2, Todd the top qualifier in MXD as round two commences.

Image: Jeff Crow.

KTM Motocross Racing Team rider Kirk Gibbs has claimed the GoPro Super Pole at Appin’s second round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals this morning.

Despite the ongoing threat of rain in the region, track conditions were relatively dry throughout the sessions, forming multiple loamy lines in the early stages of the round.

Gibbs posted a 1m42.628 in the one-lap session, topping Jake Moss (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki) and series leader Matt Moss (Team Motul Suzuki).

Matt Moss topped the regular qualifying session despite a heavy crash during practice, which also saw Adam Monea (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki) go down early in proceedings.

Four-time champion Jay Marmont (CDR Yamaha) made a welcome return to the top five for his first Super Pole slot of the season, improving to fourth over Monea.

Topping the MX2 timesheets was Queensland returnee Brenden Harrison (Instant Security KTM) from rookie Kiwi MXD champion Hamish Harwood (CMR Red Bull KTM) and Luke Clout (Serco Yamaha) on the first of the four-strokes.

Series leader Kayne Lamont (Red Bull WIL Husqvarna) was fifth behind Yamaha YZ250-mounted privateer Errol Willis – another to make his fulltime comeback in 2014.

GYTR Yamaha’s Wilson Todd was fastest of the MXD runners, over a second clear of Husqvarna duo Egan Mastin and Nathan Crawford. Red plate holder Jed Beaton (GYTR Yamaha) was fourth.

2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship
Round two – Appin, NSW

MX1 qualifying results:
1. Kirk Gibbs 1m42.628
2. Jake Moss 1m42.634
3. Matt Moss 1m42.866
4. Jay Marmont 1m45.229
5. Adam Monea 1m45.689
6. Billy Mackenzie 1m45.542
7. Sam Martin 1m45.835
8. Rhys Carter 1m46.118
9. Jesse Dobson 1m46.214
10. Jacob Wright 1m46.258

MX2 qualifying results:
1. Brenden Harrison 1m48.355
2. Hamish Harwood 1m48.240
3. Luke Clout 1m49.330
4. Errol Willis 1m49.934
5. Kayne Lamont 1m50.435
6. Kale Makeham 1m50.664
7. Ryan Marmont 1m50.739
8. Caleb Ward 1m51.026
9. Daniel McCoy 1m51.135
10. Nick Sutherland 1m51.291

MXD qualifying results:
1. Wilson Todd 1m48.898
2. Egan Mastin 1m50.722
3. Nathan Crawford 1m50.826
4. Jed Beaton 1m51.226
5. Aaron Tanti 1m51.276
6. Jack Simpson 1m51.424
7. Jesse McNally 1m52.496
8. Blake Colleton 1m52.615
9. Brock McLeary 1m52.658
10. Dylan Wilson 1m52.972

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