Features 14 Apr 2015

Breakdown: 2015 MX Nationals Rd2 Appin

The vitals from round two of the Australian Motocross Championship.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day Sunday at Appin’s second round of the 2015 MX Nationals.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

MX1

Super Pole: Kirk Gibbs 1m48.818s

Moto one results:
1. Kade Mosig
2. Luke Styke
3. Kirk Gibbs
4. Jesse Dobson
5. Lawson Bopping
6. Daniel Reardon
7. Dylan Long
8. Adam Monea
9. Cody Cooper
10. Kale Makeham
11. Daniel McCoy
12. John Phillips
13. Aaron Tanti
14. Daniel McEntee
15. Darcy Jones
16. Daniel Banks
17. Izak Maule
18. Ford Dale
19. Charlie White
20. Scott Green

Race time: 32m12.681s
Margin of victory: 3.638s
Laps completed: 17
Fastest lap: Kade Mosig 1m49.993s

Moto two results:
1. Daniel Reardon
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Luke Styke
4. Kade Mosig
5. Jesse Dobson
6. Lawson Bopping
7. Kale Makeham
8. Adam Monea
9. Dylan Long
10. Cody Cooper
11. Aaron Tanti
12. Daniel McCoy
13. John Phillips
14. Daniel McEntee
15. Darcy Jones
16. Izak Maule
17. Daniel Banks
18. Charlie White
19. Rory McKercher
20. Damon Batterson

Race time: 32m53.595s
Margin of victory: 6.834s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Daniel Reardon 1m47.668s

MX1 overall results:
1. Kade Mosig 63
2. Kirk Gibbs 62
3. Luke Styke 62
4. Daniel Reardon 60
5. Jesse Dobson 54
6. Lawson Bopping 51
7. Adam Monea 46
8. Dylan Long 46
9. Kale Makeham 45
10. Cody Cooper 43
11. Daniel McCoy 39
12. Aaron Tanti 38
13. John Phillips 37
14. Daniel McEntee 34
15. Darcy Jones 32
16. Izak Maule 29
17. Daniel Banks 29
18. Charlie White 25
19. Damon Batterson 21
20. Scott Green 20

MX1 championship standings:
1. Kirk Gibbs 141
2. Kade Mosig 127
3. Luke Styke 120
4. Lawson Bopping 113
5. Adam Monea 99
6. Cody Cooper 98
7. Jesse Dobson 95
8. Dylan Long 93
9. Kale Makeham 87
10. Daniel Reardon 87
11. Aaron Tanti 70
12. Daniel McEntee 69
13. Daniel McCoy 68
14. Ford Dale 63
15. Darcy Jones 59
16. John Phillips 53
17. Daniel Banks 53
18. Izak Maule 51
19. Cheyne Boyd 40
20. Matt Moss 34

Verdict:
While defending two-time champion Matt Moss’ season went from bad to worse with a first turn fall in moto one that ruled him out of the round and ended his title hopes, Kirk Gibbs extended his advantage at the front of the championship. But funnily enough, that scenario came despite Kade Mosig winning the overall, because of Gibbs’ Super Pole victory and the five points that go with it. Mosig has been flawless so far this year, but he’s still aiming for more to come, and he won via a 1-4 scorecard. Gibbs was runner-up with 3-2 results despite an involvement in that incident with Moss and Dan Reardon at the start of moto one, while Luke Styke was again consistent with 2-3 finishes. It was the same guys on the podium as Horsham and the points they’re earning are critical for their title hopes. As for Reardon, he finally had things go his way four races into his comeback, and the end result was a stunning moto win for fourth overall. Notable mention for the round was Jesse Dobson, battling to fourth and fifth placings after making Super Pole in the morning.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

MX2

Pole position: Luke Clout 1m52.858s

Moto one results:
1. Luke Clout
2. Jay Wilson
3. Rhys Carter
4. Caleb Ward
5. Takeshi Katsuya
6. Dylan Wills
7. Hamish Harwood
8. Jed Beaton
9. Wade Hunter
10. Nathan Crawford
11. Luke Arbon
12. Dylan Gosling
13. Dylan Leary
14. Riley Graham
15. Tomas Ravenhorst
16. Geran Stapleton
17. Alex Morris
18. Joel Evans
19. Dean Porter
20. Joel Green

Race time: 33m09.681s
Margin of victory: 6.571s
Laps completed: 17
Fastest lap: Luke Clout 1m54.178s

Moto two results:
1. Luke Clout
2. Jay Wilson
3. Takeshi Katsuya
4. Nathan Crawford
5. Wade Hunter
6. Jed Beaton
7. Rhys Carter
8. Dylan Wills
9. Dylan Leary
10. Hamish Harwood
11. Jack Simpson
12. Joel Evans
13. Luke Arbon
14. Luke Wilson
15. Dylan Gosling
16. Kyle Webster
17. Dean Porter
18. Joel Wightman
19. Keiron Hall
20. Tomas Ravenhorst

Race time: 22m33.653s
Margin of victory: 4.824s
Laps completed: 12
Fastest lap: Luke Clout 1m50.552s

MX2 overall results:
1. Luke Clout 67
2. Jay Wilson 67
3. Nathan Crawford 58
4. Jed Beaton 53
5. Takeshi Katsuya 51
6. Rhys Carter 50
7. Wade Hunter 49
8. Dylan Wills 47
9. Hamish Harwood 46
10. Dylan Leary 40
11. Luke Arbon 38
12. Dylan Gosling 38
13. Jack Simpson 32
14. Joel Wightman 32
15. Luke Wilson 28
16. Kyle Webster 28
17. Riley Graham 25
18. Alex Morris 25
19. Keiron Hall 21
20. Tomas Ravenhorst 21

MX2 championship standings:
1. Luke Clout 130
2. Jay Wilson 127
3. Jed Beaton 118
4. Takeshi Katsuya 113
5. Nathan Crawford 109
6. Wade Hunter 95
7. Dylan Wills 93
8. Rhys Carter 93
9. Luke Arbon 82
10. Hamish Harwood 82
11. Dylan Leary 75
12. Riley Graham 69
13. Jack Simpson 64
14. Joel Wightman 64
15. Dylan Gosling 59
16. Geran Stapleton 57
17. Luke Wilson 46
18. Caleb Ward 45
19. Alex Morris 43
20. Kyle Webster 41

Verdict:
The show that Luke Clout and Jay Wilson put on in MX2 was one of the best on record and the crowd loved it. The pair were in a class of their own in both motos, splitting wins, but it was Clout who nabbed the overall following his late moto two pass on Wilson. At the end of the motos, both dedicated their performances to Dee Wilson, who continues his recovery in hospital after Horsham. Meanwhile, Jed Beaton was a victim of bad starts and would have learned a lot on the weekend in P4 for the round – we will have to wait a little longer before we see a Yamaha MX2 podium sweep. The rider to stand on the podium in third was Nathan Crawford on his Husqvarna, which was another solid performance albeit partly overshadowed by the battle for victory ahead of him. Taka Katsuya was again a front-runner, but had to settle for fifth overall due to an early incident in moto one that bumped him back to the rear of the pack. Rhys Carter was improved this weekend on the Raceline Suzuki, while both Wade Hunter and Dylan Wills continue to impress inside the top 10.

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