Features 10 Nov 2014

Breakdown: 2014 ASX Rd5 Brisbane

The vitals from round five of Australian Supercross.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from Saturday evening at Brisbane Entertainment Centre’s Penrite Australian Supercross Championship finale.

Image: Simon Makker.

Image: Simon Makker.


Saturday main event results:
1. Matt MOSS (Team Motul Suzuki)
2. Lawson BOPPING (Team Motul Suzuki)
3. Jay MARMONT (Penrite Honda)
4. Adam MONEA (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki)
5. Kirk GIBBS (KTM Motocross Racing Team)
6. Jesse DOBSON (KTM Motocross Racing Team)
7. Sam MARTIN (Suzuki)
8. Josh CACHIA (Husqvarna Motocross Racing Team)
9. James BOOTH-ELLIOT (Suzuki)
10. Kieren TISDALE (Raceline Suzuki)
11. Justin CARAFA (Honda)
12. Keith TUCKER (Penrite Honda)
13. Jake MOSS (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki)
14. Chris CAMILLERI (Honda)
15. Kade MOSIG (DPH Motorsport Yamaha)

SX1 main event results:
1. Matt MOSS (Team Motul Suzuki)
2. Adam MONEA (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki)
3. Sam MARTIN (Suzuki)
4. Daniel McCOY (Yamaha)
5. Jesse DOBSON (KTM Motocross Racing Team)
6. Josh CACHIA (Husqvarna Motocross Racing Team)
7. Lawson BOPPING (Team Motul Suzuki)
8. Kirk GIBBS (KTM Motocross Racing Team)
9. Kade MOSIG (DPH Motorsport Yamaha)
10. Robbie MARSHALL (Honda)
11. Kieren TISDALE (Raceline Suzuki)
DNF. Jay MARMONT (Penrite Honda)

Race time: 8m20.733s
Margin of victory: 2.161s
Laps completed: 20
Fastest lap: Matt MOSS 23.924s

SX1 championship standings:
1. Matt MOSS 175
2. Adam MONEA 150
3. Lawson BOPPING 142
4. Kirk GIBBS 137
5. Jay MARMONT 123
6. Jesse DOBSON 121
7. Josh CACHIA 113
8. Kade MOSIG 111
9. Sam MARTIN 104
10. Justin CARAFA (Honda) 94
11. Chris CAMILLERI (Honda) 81
12. Kieren TISDALE 76
13. Daniel McCOY 70
14. Jake MOSS (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki) 68
15. Keith TUCKER (Penrite Honda) 53
16. Tim VARE (Honda) 49
17. Joel NEWTON (Suzuki) 48
18. James BOOTH-ELLIOT (Suzuki) 43
19. Robbie MARSHALL (Honda) 21
20. Matt HAYWORTH (NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki) 18

To see Matt Moss sweep his way from the back-half of the pack and win indoors confirmed his class as the new two-time champion, simply too strong for anybody in the field – especially when you consider it was series runner-up Adam Monea who he tracked down late in the race and took charge from. Monea did what he had to do for second in the standings however, in what was a tough night for Lawson Bopping since he struggled to gel with the tight confines that indoor racing features. What was impressive was the performance of Sam Martin, piloting his privateer Suzuki to third for his second-career podium. Daniel McCoy returned to racing – this time on a Yamaha – and he was quick out of the gates, leading both his heats and the main early. And behind fourth-placed McCoy, teenager Jesse Dobson continued to shine with a top five finish. Josh Cachia was a force on the Husky 350 and he too was in a podium spot before a mid-race mishap, but the end result was good. Jay Marmont’s retirement has come, following a hugely disappointing DNF in the main but don’t be surprised if he lines up in select events next season.

Image: Simon Makker.

Image: Simon Makker.


SX2 main event results:
1. Taylor POTTER (Boardstix Motorsport Honda)
2. Gavin FAITH (Penrite Honda)
3. Hayden MELLROSS (Raceline Suzuki)
4. Dylan LONG (BBF Motorsport KTM)
5. Geran STAPLETON (Raceline Pirelli Suzuki)
6. Ryan MARMONT (Husqvarna Motocross Racing Team)
7. Jackson RICHARDSON (Honda)
8. Kyle PETERS (Wilson’s MX Honda)
9. Luke WILSON (Wilson’s MX Honda)
10. Kale MAKEHAM (Tunetech Racing KTM)
DNF. Brenden Harrison (Instant Security KTM)
DNF. Luke Arbon (SD3 Husqvarna)

Race time: 6m13.290s
Margin of victory: 2.763s
Laps completed: 15
Fastest lap: Taylor POTTER 24.325s

SX2 championship standings:
1. Gavin FAITH 167
2. Taylor POTTER 144
3. Kyle PETERS 140
4. Hayden MELLROSS 137
5. Brendan HARRISON 132
6. Kale MAKEHAM 125
7. Jackson RICHARDSON 120
8. Ryan MARMONT 118
9. Luke ARBON 114
10. Geran STAPLETON 103
11. Luke WILSON 99
12. John PRUTTI (KTM) 91
13. Boyd HOCKING (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) 79
14. Tristan DUNCAN (Honda) 75
15. Dylan LONG 71
16. Jake WILLIAMS (Wilson’s MX Honda) 70
17. Jake VELLA (Yamaha) 50
18. Nick SUTHERLAND (Raceline Pirelli Suzuki) 43
19. Lewis WOODS (Penrite Honda) 26
20. Sam LIEKEFETT (KTM) 16

This season has been another breakthrough for Taylor Potter, who aside from American eventual champion Gavin Faith, really established himself as one of the sport’s best in supercross. Ryan Marmont’s early lead was almost a fairytale in its self as he is near certain to retire now, but nobody could deny Potter’s first win in a flawless effort. Behind him, Faith recovered from an early fall to clinch the title in second, while Hayden Mellross made it back-to-back podiums to end the season – a real confidence boost for him in the stadiums. Fourth was a fantastic way for Dylan Long to end what’s been a tough year with injuries, as was Geran Stapleton’s fifth. After setting the pace in the heats Luke Arbon had an early exit after being put over a berm, and Brenden Harrison was sidelined with a heartbreaking broken leg.