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Josh Hansen dominates in a mud soaked Dunedin Super X event

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Wet and treacherous conditions prevailed at round five of the Monster Energy Super X event in Dunedin, NZ, 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.
Pro Lites winner Matt Moss closed to within 4 points of championship leader PJ LArsen. Photo: Shayne Rice
Hansen was the only rider to stay relatively clean as he claimed both holeshots and never looked back in the 2, 10 lap final races, pushing him further ahead of CDR Rockstar Yamaha's Jay Marmont in the overall championship standings.

"That was a scary one, especially with points. It was super wet, very muddy and a lot of lappers," Hansen said. "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."

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 tough 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.

"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," Moss said.

For Simmonds it was a great night, coming from the outback town of Bourke the 18-year-old rarely sees mud so to find some of his form in such conditions was a huge confidence booster.

"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," Simmonds said.

Second in the championship, Jay Marmont continued to log points with fourth overall with shootout winner Cody Cooper finishing fifth.

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 Pro Lites get of to a very sloppy start, Photo: Shayne Rice
The penultimate round of the championship will be held at Parramatta Stadium this Saturday November 27.

Main Photo: Pro Open winner Josh Hansen takes a double victory
Credit: Shayne Rice - Rice Photography


OPEN top ten results ‰ÛÒ Round 5
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 ‰ÛÒ Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 16,15 TOTAL 31
6. Todd WATERS ‰ÛÒ Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 14,13 TOTAL 27
7. Justin MCDONALD ‰ÛÒ 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

OPEN top ten results ‰ÛÒ 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 ‰ÛÒ Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 155
7. Daniel McCOY - Coastal KTM Motorex Team: 148
8. Mike ALESSI ‰ÛÒ JDR Motorex KTM: 127
9. Justin BRAYTON - Muscle Milk / Toyota JGRMX: 121
10. Lewis WOODS ‰ÛÒ Top Gear KTM: 112

LITES top ten results ‰ÛÒ Round 5
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
6. Ford DALE ‰ÛÒ Serco Yamaha: 14,14 TOTAL 28
7. Ryan MARMONT - JDR Motorex KTM: 11,16 TOTAL 27
8. Craig SMITH ‰ÛÒ Timaru Honda Fly Racing Castrol: 12,11 TOTAL 23
9. Kade MOSIG ‰ÛÒ Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 18,0 TOTAL 18
10. Luke STYKE ‰ÛÒ GTYR Rockstar Yamaha: 7,9 TOTAL 16

LITES ‰ÛÒ Top ten 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
6. Lawson BOPPING - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 142
7. Ford DALE ‰ÛÒ Serco Yamaha: 133
8. Josh CACHIA ‰ÛÒ Coastal KTM MX Rad: 125
9. Luke STYKE ‰ÛÒ GTYR Rockstar Yamaha:119
10. Robbie MARSHALL ‰ÛÒ Yamaha: 117

Michelin Development Series ‰ÛÒ Top ten 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
4. Luke CLOUT - SS Racing / MX Rad / Pirelli / Fox / Link / Rockstar: 47
5. Kurt WATERMAN - Spot On Racing / Bell / Troy Lee Designs / Dragon: 44
6. Jarrad DAVIS - Davis Bikeworx / Motul / Fox / Alpinestar / Dunlop: 39
7. Lenny MAGYAR - Canberra Motorcycle Centre: 34
8. Meghan RUTLEDGE - Moss Institute / Southern Highlands M-c: 34
9. James BOOTH-ELLIOTT - Loose Kid Industries / Ringmaster Images: 32
10. Lincoln NICOL ‰ÛÒ Prorider Motorcycles / Factory Spec MCD / Comac: 30

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