McGrath wins Melbourne supercross
Supercross Masters Australian Supercross Championship
Round 10 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
McGrath Turns it on at Melbourne Supercross Masters!
He came. He saw. And he conquered. American Supercross legend Jeremy McGrath turned it on in a dazzling display to deliver a knock-out punch in last night’s (August 12) tenth round of the Supercross Masters at Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park.
But while the American star did it easy in the previous night’s ninth round at the downtown Melbourne venue, this time around McGrath had to work considerably harder for his money by charging through the pack from a fifth place start.
Australian riders Michael Byrne, Cameron Taylor TAYLOR and Craig Anderseon made the front-running in the 20-lap Final, bringing the partisan hometown crowd to the edge of their seats as McGrath staged a stunning blast through the field. One-by-one he picked off the Aussie guns with determined moves, before finally barging by Byrne on lap 12 to grab the lead and rip off his second straight win in his whirlwind Down-Under appearance.
“Well, I messed up on the start tonight, but I guess that maybe helped to make for the best race of the weekend!” enthused McGrath, who knew his rampaging ride had brought the crowd to the edge of their seats. “The guys rode really well tonight, and on a tight track like this, you have to make some heavy moves to pass, and that’s what it took for me to get through. The (Australian) guys kept me honest tonight, and that made for a great race.”
1. Jeremy McGRATH (Yamaha Australia)
2. Cameron TAYLOR (O’Neal Honda)
3. Michael BYRNE (Pirelli Honda)
4. Shane METCALFE (O’Neal Honda)
5. Craig ANDERSON (Castrol KTM)
1. Jono PORTER (Axo Silkolene Suzuki)
2. Troy DORRON (O’Neal Honda)
3. Robbie MARSHALL (Noyes Honda)
4. Michel CONSTANTINOU (C-Track KTM)
5. Paul GRANT (FMF/MCA Racing Honda)