Features 27 Apr 2015

Breakdown: 2015 MX Nationals Rd3 Broadford

The vitals from round three of the Australian Motocross Championship.

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

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

MX1

Super Pole: Dan Reardon 1m49.609s

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

Race time: 32m17.722s
Margin of victory: 5.586s
Laps completed: 17
Fastest lap: Kade Mosig 1m50.990s

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

Race time: 33m40.909s
Margin of victory: 6.620s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Daniel Reardon 1m49.902s

MX1 overall results:
1. Luke Styke 65
2. Adam Monea 60
3. Kirk Gibbs 59
4. Cody Cooper 53
5. Dylan Long 49
6. John Phillips 49
7. Kale Makeham 48
8. Jesse Dobson 45
9. Cheyne Boyd 43
10. Lawson Bopping 42
11. Kade Mosig 42
12. Ford Dale 35
13. Daniel Banks 34
14. Daniel Reardon 32
15. Darcy Jones 32
16. Aaron Tanti 31
17. Izak Maule 30
18. Rory McKercher 25
19. Mathew McEntee 25
20. Jayden Conforto 22

MX1 championship standings:
1. Kirk Gibbs 204
2. Luke Styke 185
3. Kade Mosig 169
4. Adam Monea 159
5. Lawson Bopping 158
6. Cody Cooper 151
7. Dylan Long 144
8. Jesse Dobson 140
9. Kale Makeham 135
10. Daniel Reardon 124
11. John Phillips 102
12. Aaron Tanti 101
13. Ford Dale 99
14. Darcy Jones 91
15. Daniel McCoy 89
16. Daniel Banks 87
17. Cheyne Boyd 83
18. Izak Maule 81
19. Daniel McEntee 79
20. Scott Green 49

Verdict:
There was absolute fireworks in moto one when CDR Yamaha duo Reardon and Mosig clashed while running 1-2 (more on that later), but you can’t take anything away from Styke with his first overall. No matter what happens on track this year it seems Styke is always there inside the top three, which will pay off in the chase for the title. He was the big winner in moto one and brought home the overall with a third in the final moto. Behind him Monea was improved for a popular second, with Gibbs overcoming some massive crashes to secure the final spot on the overall podium. The way he remained composed for the second moto win goes to show just how good he is right now in terms of this championship. After a DNF in moto one as a result of the Mosig incident, Reardon rebounded for second in moto two, while Mosig’s hopes for the number one plate were dented with another hard race. Still, he’s third in the standings and is definitely in contention. Other notable mentions, Cooper fourth overall in a bit of a quiet day, Phillips with a stunning second in moto two, and Long with a top five in his home state.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

MX2

Pole position: Luke Clout 1m49.146s

Moto one results:
1 Luke Clout
2 Jay Wilson
3 Jed Beaton
4 Takeshi Katsuya
5 Wade Hunter
6 Geran Stapleton
7 Dylan Wills
8 Hamish Harwood
9 Jack Simpson
10 Kyle Webster
11 Joel Wightman
12 Riley Graham
13 Dylan Leary
14 Dean Porter
15 Tom Jones
16 Joel Evans
17 Tomas Ravenhorst
18 Joel Green
19 Luke Wilson
20 James Alen

Race time: 32m28.362s
Margin of victory: 4.257s
Laps completed: 17
Fastest lap: Luke Clout 1m51.638s

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

Race time: 22m40.748s
Margin of victory: 1.567s
Laps completed: 12
Fastest lap: Luke Clout 1m51.649s

MX2 overall results:
1. Luke Clout 70
2. Jed Beaton 62
3. Takeshi Katsuya 58
4. Geran Stapleton 53
5. Wade Hunter 50
6. Jay Wilson 48
7. Dylan Leary 44
8. Riley Graham 44
9. Hamish Harwood 44
10. Joel Wightman 42
11. Kyle Webster 39
12. Jack Simpson 37
13. Dylan Wills 36
14. Joel Evans 34
15. Dean Porter 34
16. Luke Arbon 33
17. Luke Wilson 32
18. Joel Green 27
19. Tomas Ravenhorst 25
20. James Alen 21

MX2 championship standings:
1. Luke Clout 200
2. Jed Beaton 180
3. Jay Wilson 175
4. Takeshi Katsuya 171
5. Wade Hunter 145
6. Dylan Wills 129
7. Hamish Harwood 126
8. Dylan Leary 119
9. Luke Arbon 115
10. Riley Graham 113
11. Geran Stapleton 110
12. Nathan Crawford 109
13. Joel Wightman 106
14. Jack Simpson 101
15. Rhys Carter 93
16. Kyle Webster 80
17. Luke Wilson 78
18. Dylan Gosling 72
19. Joel Evans 69
20. Dean Porter 62

Verdict:
If there was any doubt of Clout’s chances of maintaining his MX2 title this year, he well and truly put them to bed at Broadford. He was fastest in qualifying, comfortably won both motos and set the fastest laps in the process. It’s hard to believe it was hist first-career sweep, but it was and right behind him in second on the podium was rookie teammate Beaton, who bounced back neatly from his Appin difficulties. Katsuya in third continues to amaze and he was again right there challenging the Yamahas, which is great to watch and really adds to the field. Stapleton in fourth was by far the best we’ve seen him in memory and Hunter was fifth, despite a penalty in moto two, and Wilson behind him copped two penalties – many were stung for apparently cutting inside a track marker mid-moto. It was a disastrous round for Nathan Crawford after he sustained a shoulder injury, which ruled him out of moto one and the second altogether.

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