Australasian Supercross – Josh Hansen dominates mud soaked Dunedin Super X race
Wet and treacherous conditions prevailed at round five of the Monster Energy Super X event in Dunedin tonight, allowing Monster Energy Kawasaki / Pro Circuit’s Josh Hansen, to demonstrate his skill on the slippery track to win both motos in the Double Header final. Rockstar Motul Suzuki’s Matt Moss was the overall winner in the Lites.
Hansen was the only rider to stay relatively clean as he claimed both holeshots and never looked back in the 2, 12 lap final races, pushing him further ahead of CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont in the overall championship standings.
JDR Motorex KTM’s Tye Simmonds rode the best he has all season to claim second in the first moto and third in the second after a great battle with Rockstar Motul Suzuki’s Jake Moss.
Moss made a great pass on Simmonds on the final corner of the second race to pip Simmonds at the post. Moss and Simmonds tied on round points with Moss claiming second on a count back.
Josh Hansen (USA) “That was a scary one, especially with points. It was super wet, very muddy and a lot of lappers. Starts were really important and I had to be consistent and smart out there. It’s great to have the support I have behind me. Big thanks to everyone who has made it possible to be here and Troy Carroll from the Kawasaki Racing Team for all his help. This series is really cool and has been a lot of fun.”
Jake Moss (AUS) “I just pushed hard the whole race and finally got the pass to pull it off. Thanks to all of my family and sponsors for all of their ongoing support.”
Tye Simmonds (AUS) “It was a tough night, but it was good fun racing in the mud. It doesn’t rain much in Bourke so overall it was an awesome night. I really want to thank RACESAFE for helping me out.”
The first of two eight lap races in the Double Header final for the Lites was a nail biter with Rockstar Motul Suzuki’s Matt Moss and Raceline Pirelli Suzuki’s Steven Clarke engaging in a back and forth battle for the lead, with Clarke the eventual winner after overtaking Moss on the second last corner. Championship leader PJ Larsen was third.
Moss had a dominant win in the second final with Larsen second and Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning’s Cody Mackie third.
Larsen still leads the championship, but is only four points ahead of Moss and JDR Motorex KTM’s Ryan Marmont is third.
The penultimate round of the championship will be held at Parramatta Stadium this coming Saturday November 27.
OPEN top ten results:
1. Josh HANSEN – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki: 25, 25 TOTAL: 50
2. Jake MOSS – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 20, 22 TOTAL 42
3. Tye SIMMONDS – JDR Motorex KTM: 22, 20 TOTAL 42
4. Jay MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 18, 18 TOTAL 36
5. Cody COOPER – Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 16, 15 TOTAL 31
6. Todd WATERS – Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 14, 13 TOTAL 27
7. Justin MCDONALD – Honda: 8, 16 TOTAL 24
8. Mason PHILLIPS – Fly Team Green Kawasaki: 10, 14 TOTAL 24
9. Daniel REARDON – Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing: 13, 11 TOTAL 24
10. Daniel McCOY – Coastal KTM Motorex Team: 9, 12 TOTAL 21
Top ten championship standings:
1. Josh HANSEN – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki: 275
2. Jay MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 229
3. Jake MOSS – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 194
4. Tye SIMMONDS – JDR Motorex KTM: 191
5. Daniel REARDON – Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing: 162
6. Todd WATERS – Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 155
7. Daniel McCOY – Coastal KTM Motorex Team: 148
8. Mike ALESSI – JDR Motorex KTM: 127
9. Justin BRAYTON – Muscle Milk / Toyota JGRMX: 121
10. Lewis WOODS – Top Gear KTM: 112
1. Matt MOSS – Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 22, 25 TOTAL 47
2. Steven CLARKE – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 25, 18 TOTAL 43
3. P J LARSEN – JDR Motorex KTM: 20, 22 TOTAL 42
4. Cody MACKIE – Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning: 16, 20 TOTAL 36
5. Luke ARBON – Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning: 15, 15 TOTAL 30
LITES championship standings:
1. P J LARSEN – JDR Motorex KTM: 252
2. Matt MOSS – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 248
3. Ryan MARMONT – JDR Motorex KTM: 203
4. Cody MACKIE – Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning: 172
5. Steven CLARKE – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 154
Michelin Development Series – championship standings:
1. Dylan LONG – KTM / Thor / Motorex / Michelin / One Industries: 75
2. Jake EMANUELLI – Doyle & Shields Yamaha Bairnsdale / Fox: 58
3. Jacob WRIGHT – Honda Jnr Development Team: 57
Courtesy Global Action Sports