News 1 Sep 2014

Clout on a wave of emotion after maiden MX2 title

Serco Yamaha rider maintains winning ways on board YZ250F.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Motul MX2 champion Luke Clout was on a wave of emotion as he claimed his maiden championship win at the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals at the final round at Coolum yesterday.

Clout had a consistent day at the track to finish third for the round, and ended up well clear in the standings to become one of Australia’s newest motorcycling champions.

Speaking immediately after the final moto of the day, Clout said he was happy the waiting was finally over – especially after sitting out much of 2013 with a broken femur.

“It feels good – it was a long season, but the team was awesome,” he said. “We knew we had a good chance coming in and Luke [Arbon] made it tough for us all year, but I am definitely happy to get it over and done with.

“It was getting a little bit nailbiting and I was getting a little bit nervous but to get it over and done with is pretty good – I have a lot of emotions running through me right now.

Clout had a number of people to thank as he admitted he had a huge support group helping him this year.

“Everyone from Serco – they’re amazing, they do the bikes,” he said. “Michael my mechanic Rab, Adam, the truck driver Gavin – everyone. My mum and dad, my girlfriend for coming, all my mates for flying up from Sydney. It’s just a dream come true and hopefully this is the first of many more.”