News 15 Jul 2014

Mosig to move past mechanical DNF at Conondale

DPH Motorsport rider's podium hopes crushed in Queensland.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Kade Mosig has shrugged off a mechanical DNF in moto one at the Conondale MX Nationals on Sunday, a disastrous start to his weekend after claiming the round victory at Swan Hill a fortnight prior.

Moto one was simply one to forget. Mosig starting off in fourth position, then moving into third only to suffer mechanical problems, which saw him forced to DNF.

“I’ve had one DNF prior to this round, but it was a mechanical thing and was no ones fault really,” he said. “It’s just one of those things in motorsport. Unfortunately I got a really good start in that first moto, I think I was about fourth and I snuck into third.

“The bike just started playing up, and I ended up not being able to start it. After that I just had to block it out and knuckle down for the next two.”

After clawing his way back for a fifth in moto five and third in the final moto, Mosig is satisfied to be establishing himself as a firm top five guy in the closing end of the season.

“This is where I wanted to be at this part of the season,” he said. “I wanted to be well and truly inside the top five, that’s where I believe I should be. It’s unfortunate having the DNF this weekend but to get a fifth and a third, it’s a good way to finish the day on a high note.”

Despite his difficulties and finishing 12th overall, Mosig still sits sixth in the standings as the season heads into the final three rounds.

Meanwhile teammate Sam Martin is recovering from a bruising round, injuring his shoulder in moto one and also suffering a suspected hand fracture in the incident. He bounced back for seventh in moto two, but a flat ruled him out of moto three.