News 18 Jul 2016

Kawasaki releases official statement on Moss brothers

Circumstances currently under investigation following Conondale.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

Kawasaki Motors Australia has formally released a statement after twin brothers Matt and Jake Moss were absent from the Conondale, Queensland, round of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals on Sunday.

Speculation trackside at Green Park linked their absence to Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA) testing that took place at Murray Bridge on 22 May, however that has not been officially confirmed.

The short announcement from Kawasaki Motors Australia – available in full below – does confirm that the events leading to the Moss brothers not competing at round seven are currently undergoing further investigation.

“Kawasaki Motors Australia can confirm Matt Moss and Jake Moss were absent from the Conondale round of the 2016 MX Nationals on Sunday, 17 July, due to sporting disciplinary circumstances still currently under investigation,” the statement reads. “Further information will be released in due course.”

Multiple-time Australian Motocross and Supercross champion Matt Moss was fourth in the MX1 standings prior to Conondale and just 28 points outside of the lead, while MX2 racer Jake Moss was sitting in eighth after six rounds.

The sport’s national governing body Motorcycling Australia (MA) or MX Nationals promoter Williams Event Management (WEM) have not officially made comment on the matter when approached by More to come.