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Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing endure challenging night in Auckland

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Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing endured another tough night at the office at the Auckland Super X, with all three riders falling short of the results they sought to kick-start their championship campaigns.

Daniel Reardon delivered a promising initial qualifying performance, setting the fifth fastest time on his CRF450R ahead of teammate Todd Waters who was 10th.

In his Open heat he finished third over the 10-lap distance, with Waters in 7th.

Reardon made progress as the format switch to the 2-lap, 2-rider dash, beating Tye Simmonds first up and moving to the semi-final.

He was unable to match the pace of Jake Moss however and ended in a battle with Jay Marmont in the consolation final to finish fourth.

Reardon went 7-15-4-13 across the 6-lap quad challenge, and was left to rue the missed opportunity to make back ground in the championship.

"I came here needing to have a good round to make sure I was still in the championship hunt, but it's not worked out how I planned," said Reardon.

"I had pace early but got caught out in two of the quad challenge races and ran out of time to get back into the top ten which is disappointing."

Todd Waters went 10-7-14-4 for a marginally better result than his senior teammate but was also frustrated that his Auckland aims could not be achieved.

He was 7th overall for the round, two places ahead of Reardon who finished 9th.

Lites pilot, Kade Mosig's night turned sour in the triple challenge final despite a solid run of results during the initial practice and qualifying sessions.

He managed to score points in every race but was forced to fight back from two opening lap crashes which hindered his progress.

"I started well today, rode awesome in practice and just took a much more relaxed approach to riding which worked really well," explained Mosig.

"In my second heat I was comfortable and myself and Matt Moss basically checked out from the field so I was really looking forward to a strong result.

"In the finals I had good starts well within the top ten but got collected by other riders, twice in the same corner and lost the front end.

"Considering how it started it's been a disappointing night. I know I've got the speed, I just need to iron out a few things so I can get some solid race results under my belt."

Mosig is currently placed 12th in the Lites class aboard his CRF250R.

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