News 7 Dec 2022

Winning form of Moss extends international opportunites

Supercross-only future on the cards for multiple Australian champion.

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It was a standout supercross season for the resurgent Matt Moss after achieving a 50 percent strike-rate in this year’s four-round Australian SX1 season, with his winning form both domestically and abroad extending international opportunities for 2023.

Following overall victories at Newcastle and Wagga Wagga to close the season, BBR 102 Motorsports Yamaha’s Moss came within a single point of regaining the 450 crown after the championship went right down to the wire against Honda Racing’s Justin Brayton.

“It feels great to get some wins,” Moss explained to MotoOnline. “You put so much work into it, the team behind me, for them to go racing it’s just a big effort from everyone’s family really, to sacrifice going away from their family to get to the race.

“To consolidate that with two wins and to end up being in the hunt for the championship, one point off, it just feels good, you know. It’s good to give back to the sponsors that believed in me. It’s been great, I’m looking forward to what next year holds because of that and supercross is what I want to do for the rest of my career.”

Highlighting the versatility of the number 102, Moss also juggled his Australian Supercross commitments on a Yamaha YZ450F with competing and preparation for the pilot World Supercross Championship (WSX) as part of Bud Racing’s SX2 line-up on a KX250.

At this year’s Paris Supercross, he delivered a perfect outing to be crowned ‘Prince of Paris’, convincingly winning all three SX2 finals on the final night in France. With an immense passion for racing SX, Moss is looking towards a supercross-only campaign next year with further opportunities overseas also on the horizon.

“Definitely world supercross and then obviously Australian supercross,” Moss added. “Looking at a couple of avenues at this stage, but I’ll definitely be riding supercross and might even do a couple of feature races overseas.

“I’m definitely in a good part of my life where world supercross doesn’t start until I believe July, so I can regroup and spend some time with the family and just look back on what a successful supercross season we had, then try and make everything better for next year. Leading into this year, it was sort of a little bit of a whirlwind doing motocross, being a privateer. We will scrap that for next year, and we will put everything into supercross.”

Next year’s World Supercross Championship schedule – now expected to span at least six rounds – has not been revealed at this point, however, Moss has also been linked in recent weeks to select Monster Energy AMA Supercross appearances in the early stages of the year.