MX Nationals

DPH Motorsport Salvages Points at Round Two

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DPH Motorsport Yamaha Racing have walked away from a tough round two of the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals in one piece and with another lot of points to add to both their riders' championship hunt.

DPHs' MX1 riders, Sam Martin and Kade Mosig, managed to finish both 30-minute motos despite some bad luck and niggling injuries, finishing round two at Appin with some work to do before their home round at Wonthaggi.

Practice and qualifying provided positive results for both riders, with Martin qualifying in an impressive seventh place and Mosig not far behind him in 13th position, setting the Dale Hocking owned team up for a solid day of racing.

Mosig, who had a breakthrough first round, had confirmed prior to Appin that he had crashed while training and was carrying some injuries. Despite the pain, he fought on to finish moto one in eighth place, moto two in in tenth, and took ninth overall for the day.

After a fourth place finish at the first round at Broadford, Mosig focused on salvaging points at round two, and came out of the weekend a little sore but looking to his home round at Wonthaggi feeling positive and excited.

"I knew Appin was going to be tough, it's probably one of the toughest days of racing I have had in a long time." Mosig stated. "I wasn't able to ride from Broadford until Appin, so two weeks off the bike put me behind the eight ball.

"Obviously having the crash ‰ÛÒ I was really sore, my thumb was killing me, my shoulder was killing me. When I crashed during the week I didn't actually think I was going to make it to the race.

"Two 30's was obviously hard because of the pain and everything in my hand. Once I got to the 15-minute mark my hand started going numb and I couldn't really hang on at all.

"I'm pretty happy though, I just wanted to get through this weekend and get some solid points. Top ten was sort of all I was aiming for and I've managed to come away with that but it was a really tough day.

Martin, who only had surgery on his problem knee six weeks ago, also managed to grit his teeth and get the job done. After suffering bike issues in moto one, Martin managed to finish in 11th place, however the bad luck continued in moto two with a crash half way through forcing him to finish in 18th, giving him a 15th overall for round two.

"My day started off really well, I qualified seventh which I was really happy with but then I had a bit of a bike problem in the first moto." Martin explalined. "In the second race I started off well, I was in about sixth or seventh and I was a few laps deep and I hit one of those shiny spots and went down.

"I hit the ground pretty hard so I couldn't regroup from that. I just had to try and cruise around and get some points.

"I only had the operation on my knee six weeks ago, so I've only been on the bike two weeks. I'm obviously not where I want to be right now. Back before I had my surgery I was on the podium at the Supercross so I want to get back to that. I just want to build from where we are and play it as it comes and hopefully by five rounds I'm in a better spot.

With only two weeks under his belt on the bike, Martin is content with the way he is progressing and is looking forward to building on his form over the next eight rounds.

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