News 30 Aug 2014

Jake Moss quickest in Saturday MX1 qualifying at Coolum

NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki rider leads into Sunday's Super Pole session.

Image: Adam Spence.

Image: Adam Spence.

NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Moss will enter Sunday’s GoPro Super Pole session as the fastest following a heated final qualifying session at Coolum this afternoon.

Moss was the form rider on a brutal Coolum track, where the title will be decided tomorrow over three 20-minute motos in the final round of the season.

A blistering 1m47.983 was Moss’ benchmark, bettering CDR Yamaha rider Billy Mackenzie’s 1m48.598, while series leader and defending champion Matt Moss (Team Motul Suzuki) was third with a 1m48.659.

Teenage sensation Jacob Wright (CDR Yamaha) once again impressed in fourth as the final rider in the 48s, while KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs was fifth to secure a Super Pole birth in his title bid.

A strong list of riders completed the top 10, with Adam Monea (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki) sixth, ahead of former world champion Ben Townley (Penrite Honda), Sam Martin (DPH Motorsport Yamaha), Lawson Bopping (SIC Racing Kawasaki) and Brock Winston (Husqvarna).

Another young gun Jesse Dobson (KTM) was 11th, from retiring four-time champion Jay Marmont (CDR Yamaha) in his final qualifying appearance.

Another storyline on Saturday was Kade Mosig, the DPH Motorsport Yamaha rider 14th after a major crash during the session. He will be back on track come Sunday,

2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals
Round 10 – Coolum, QLD

MX1 qualifying results (Super Pole to run Sunday):
1. Jake Moss 1m47.983
2. Billy Mackenzie 1m48.598
3. Matt Moss 1m48.659
4. Jacob Wright 1m48.887
5. Kirk Gibbs 1m49.100
6. Adam Monea 1m50.294
7. Ben Townley 1m50.887
8. Sam Martin 1m51.146
9. Lawson Bopping 1m52.097
10. Brock Winston 1m53.245
11. Jesse Dobson 1m53.470
12. Jay Marmont 1m53.740
13. Brad Groombridge 1m53.940
14. Kade Mosig 1m54.201
15. Dean Porter 1m54.811
16. Lewis Woods 1m55.024
17. Hayden Mellross 1m56.209
18. Robert Lovett 1m56.398
19. James Booth Elliott 1m57.878
20. Tim Vare 1m59.088

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