Features 15 Nov 2016

Radar: 2016 AUS-X Open

Unsung performances that caught our attention over the weekend.

MotoOnline.com.au highlights three standout performances from last weekend’s 2016 AUS-X Open event inside Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Radar isn’t strictly about the winners, it’s about the unsung racers that we spot performing above expectations on any given race weekend.

Image: AUS-X Open.

Image: AUS-X Open.

Jay Marmont (Husqvarna) – SX1, third night one:
What an impressive ride it was from Jay Marmont on night on inside Qudos Bank Arena. Returning from retirement for the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship, the legend of the sport continued to build throughout the season before landing himself a podium finish in Sydney amongst a stacked field of competitors. Marmont held off American rider, Cooper Webb, for the majority of the 20-lap race to the delight of the Sydney crowd.

Kyle Webster (CRF Honda Racing) – SX2, third night two:
Claiming a heat race victory at last weekend’s Melbourne Australian Supercross Championship round, Webster was clearly finding his feet as the series rolled on. Following a tough night on Saturday at the AUS-X Open, Webster was unable to qualify for the SX2 main event, but he returned on Sunday to redeem himself with an impressive third place finish. It was a great way for the Western Australian to cap off and up and down season and a great confidence booster heading into the new year.

Jordan Hill (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) – SX2, fifth night two:
Making the jump from the development class to SX2 for the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship, Hill endured an inconsistent rookie year in the hotly-contested category. After missing out on the main event on night one, Hill rebounded with a comfortable semi final win on night two, followed up by a solid fifth place main event finish. Hill’s fifth place season finale finish saw him wrap up the year eighth overall in points.