MX: Team 07 Round 6 at Hervey Bay
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
The Zero Seven Motorsports team and MX2 class competitor Adam Monea remained solid to score strong points and a podium position in the sixth round championship; in what were arguably some of the toughest MX Nationals conditions of the season so far.
Due to intense rain in recent weeks, the sandy Hervey Bay circuit become incredibly rutted and rough, causing many of the countries best athletes to come to grief.
Monea crashed hard in moto one, whilst challenging for the win against championship leader Luke Styke. Monea flew over the handlebars and was lucky not to be hurt in the incident. He recovered to finish eighth.
In the second MX2 race he rode strong and was close to a podium position when a small mistake and fall in a corner relegated him to fifth place.
True to form, the Victorian excelled in the treacherous 30 minute final moto, finishing in third place, behind Josh Cachia and kiwi Scott Columb. It was Moneaís fourth podium result for the year, he maintains seventh place overall in the MX2 Championship standings.
ďIím really happy with everything we have going here at Zero Seven (Motorsports) at the moment. My bike is great and I feel really good on it. Iíve worked really hard all year on my strength, which helps so much when the conditions deteriorate. It just seems Iím having one average moto per round, which is keeping me off the podium overall. Iím really determined to get some more race and overall wins before the season is out!Ē Monea said.
Making his MX1 (Pro Open) class debut, was 16 year old Dion Picard from New Zealand. Picard was moved up to the MX1 class to help fast-track his experience against the countries best and despite having minimal bike preparation earned
consistent places of 16th, 15th ,15th for 15th overall. A sign of great things to come for the youngest rider in the field.
ďThat track was so difficult today, but I really enjoyed having the power of the 450cc bike beneath me. Iíve just moved over to Australia to live and ride full time now, which I think will help me improve my speed and fitness as the series goes on. Iím really thankful for the opportunity and cant wait for Horsham!Ē
MXD new recruit Tyson Cherry experienced first hand how difficult national racing can be. The 19 year old from Mt Evelyn in Victoria performed well in the opening race to earn a 13th position, but struggled with some poor starts and the enormous ruts throughout the latter stages of the day.
ďThat was by far the most challenging track Iíve ever ridden on! It was awesome experience for me though, just to see how the whole national scene works, so Iíll be much better prepared for the next round in Horsham. I know what I have to work on now, so Iím really looking forward to it.Ē Cherry said.
The seventh round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals will be held at Horsham, in Victoria, on Sunday July 15.
For more information go to www.mxnationals.com.au.
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FMX: Genki Watanabe takes Go Big Contest in Japan
Friday, 22 June 2012
Jetpilot Japan FMX rider Genki Watanabe takes out the Second Round of the GO Big Whip contest!
PWC: Dustin Farthing takes a win a round 3
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Jetpilot rider Dustin Farthing took out round three on the weekend! Dustin has won every race in the three rounds and so far is proving unstoppable!
Dustin was finally challenged this year during the third moto of the Pro-AM Runabout Open class with Claude Clayton getting a good jump out of the gate and holding the lead for several laps before the King was able to get by him to ride to the win and a first overall.
Check out the full story and photos at: www.ijsba.com
Surf: Angie Koops takes 3rd at State Titles
Monday, 18 June 2012
Angie Koops has taken 3rd in open womens at the Queensland State Titles on the weekend. Angie's consistent surfing put her in 3rd Place overall for the Series, Yeah Angie!
PWC: Australian Watercross Nationals 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Heres a wrap up from the Australian Watercross Nationals, held on the Gold Coast in April. This edit is dedicated to Joseph Scaturchio.
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