SUSSEX INLET’S Matt Moss has fired his way to a second straight round win at round two of the 2013 Terex Australian Supercross Championship held at the Hidden Valley Motorsport complex in Darwin on September 14 and 15.
Under the blazing hot sun in front of a vocal Northern Territory crowd, Matt Moss came out of the first turn in third position behind holeshot winner Kirk Gibbs and Carlton Dry Honda’s Weston Peick after some heaving bar banging down the start straight.
For the remainder of the race, Moss put in consistent laps, going on to take the race win and in the process left the Darwin event with the maximum 50 points on offer.
Moss said he thought the day went really well.
“I did not get off to the best of starts, I was rubbing with Gibbsy and dropped back to third, through the first turn, but I knew it was going to be tough for those guys being out front for the first time,” he said.
“The whole weekend really went well for our Motul Pirelli Suzuki team, we won both heat races and both finals and we only prepared for a week leading into the weekend.
“We have four weeks off now, so I am really looking forward to preparing for the next round and putting 100 per cent in the whole way.”
Moss’ twin brother Jake
rounded out the podium in third position.
Though finishing one position further back compared to round one, Jake was happier with his ride, though admitted that the two straight days of racing in the high temperatures took its toll two thirds of the way through today’s main event.
“It was awesome, though I still struggled with a little bit of arm pump,” Jake said.
“I pushed through but at about 10 laps in I was done.
“If it was not so hot I would have been able to race hard to the end.
“It takes it out of you, but you don’t really know until it hits you around that 10 lap mark.”
In the Pro Lites main event it was Tomerong’s Luke Styke
who scored the holeshot, something the Serco Yamaha rider managed to pull off in both his head and main event races over the weekend.
Unlike Saturday’s event where he was eventually tracked down and passed by 2012 SX champion Gavin Faith, Styke was able to run clean consistent laps,
racing to his maiden supercross round win and in the process moved to equal first in the championship standings.
“It is the first supercross I
have ever won and it gave me the confidence I need, I should be all good from here,” Styke said.
“We have a four week break from here so I will put my head down and aim to replicate the result and be at the pointy end at the end of the series.”
Round three of the 2013
Terex Australian Supercross Championship will be held in October at Mount Gambier in South Australia.