MX Nationals

Magical Moment For Mosig With Maiden MX1 Round Win

Author: Aaryn Minerds


Round six of the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals proved to be a magical round for DPH Motorsports Yamaha rider Kade Mosig with the Victorian racing to his maiden MX1 round win at Swan Hill Yesterday.

The second half of the Australian motocross championship kicked off at a very cold and wintry Swan Hill circuit with MX1 championship leaded Matt Moss showing he had lost none of his speed over the mid season break as he set the fastest lap time in regular qualifying and headed towards superpole along with NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Adam Monea and Jake Moss, CDR Yamaha's Billy Mackenzie and Suzuki privateer Jacob Wright.

While Matt took the honours in regular qualifying it was twin brother Jake who put in the perfect lap to secure 5 championship points and $500 for his effort logging a lap time of 01:40.159, just a fraction quicker than Wright who posted a 01:40.234. Mackenzie picked up 3 points for third, with Monea and Matt Moss rounding out the top five.
Jake Moss celebrated his second straight Superpole win - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
When the gates dropped on the opening MX1 moto it was Mosig who jumped out to grab the holeshot followed by fellow Yamaha YZ450F racer Mackenzie in second followed by Matt Moss, while disaster struck for multi time former champion Jay Marmont as he went down in the first turn along with Full Force Racing Components Joel Milesevic.

Out front the battle started to heat up between Mosig and Mackenzie as the Scotsman started to apply some early race pressure, Mosig with stood the pressure however and started to gap Mackenzie a little.

Not long after Mackenzie fell back into the clutches of Matt Moss who wasted no time moving into second position, while his nearest championship rival KTM Motocross racing Kirk Gibbs moved forward after some early race bike issues working his way to third.

While Moss and Gibbs tried their hardest to close the gap to Mosig in the second half of the race, the 24 year old put his head down and maintained his lead to the chequered flag taking not only a wire to wire win, but his first win in the MX1 class.
Rhys Carter honoured Trent Haywood by running his number 323, after the young rider was tragically killed while racing in New Zealand earlier this month - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Moss crossed the line in second, Gibbs in third and Monea in fourth. Motul Suzuki's Rhys Carter who was running the number 323 in memory of young New Zealand Trent Haywood who passed away while racing at the beginning of June.

Billy Mackenzie continued to slide backwards through the field finishing moto 1 in 6th position, just ahead of Husqvarana's Brock Winston, DPH Motorsport Yamaha's Sam Martin, Milesivic aboard his TM 300 two stroke and Suzuki Privateer Lewis Woods, with all riders scrapping for the postions in the final laps of the moto providing some great racing and entertainment for the fans that turned up.

The start of Moto two once again saw Mackenzie grab another great start leading the field through the first turn. His joy was short lived however as he stalled the bike early in lap two with Matt Moss taking full advantage and the race lead.

Matt was soon caught and passed, by brother Jake as the Kawasaki racer moved into damage control after finishing 11th in the opening moto. Matt's race continued to get worse when he stalled his bike shortly after losing second place to a hard charging Gibbs and in the process of re-starting his bike lost another position to Mosig.

Out front Jake put his head down and charged towards the finish, while behind him Gibbs was doing all he could to chase him down, knowing he would need to make the move into first to claim the round win.
Kade Mosig was in fine form all day on his way to his 1-3 moto results - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
It was not to be as Jake held on for the race win, with Gibbs crossing the line in second position to record a 3-2 result on the day that was bettered only by Mosig when he crossed the line in third position in the second moto to secure a 1-3 round result and more importantly his maiden MX1 round win.

"The has not really set in yet, it has been a long time for me, my last overall round win was 2008 and my last win was 2011," Mosig stated at days end.

"The road to get here is not pretty, it has been rough and tough with its ups and downs, highs and lows, so to finally come here, especially after a break and take the win was great.

"I took a little bit of a different approach into this weekend and was a little bit more relaxed coming into this weekend and it showed in my riding and my result.

"I am really happy with the bike and how everything works."
Kirk Gibbs continues to sit just behind Matt Moss in the championship standings, gaining 3 points on Sunday - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Kirk Gibbs was happy to walk away from the round in second position and also to pick up a couple more points on championship leader Matt Moss, that was a little disappointed to miss out on Superpole for the first time in 2014.

"Finished with a 3-2 result today, I made up a couple of points, but I didn't make Superpole today which was disappointing, I could have made a few extra points up there." Gibbs stated.

"Any day you make points is good, any day you are on the podium is good and any day that is consistent is good, so can't complain at all.

"I didnt feel the best in the first moto, I had a bit of bike trouble, but it seemed to fix itself and we got on top of it in the second moto and it was good. Jake was on a mission in that second moto!

"Also congratulations to Kade, it was awesome to see him get his first race win."
Matt Moss looked as though he was struggling a little in the second moto, but still walked away from Swan Hill with the red plate in hand - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Matt Moss finished the second moto in fifth place, dropping another position late in the race to Wright who once again proved he is a fast rising talent with another solid moto result in fourth position.

Moss leaves Swan Hill with the red plate still in hand and will head to round seven of the series with a 19 point lead over Gibbs.

"Today was a bit of a shocker actually, "Matt Moss stated, "Not making excused I just did not ride really good and had a sore wrist after that first one.

"Hats off to Mosig who won his first overall today, I am happy for him.

"We will just keep moving forward, I am heading up to ride with my brother next week. I have been struggling not riding with anyone fast so I will head up there then come out swinging.
Jake Moss celebrated his moto 2 win in grand style - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Rounding out the day in fourth place was Jake Moss on the back of his 11-1 race results. His team-mate Monea finished a further three points back for the day in fifth position, with Mackenzie 6th.

Wright's 5th place in moto two elevated him to 7th for the round after a crash in the first race cost him a better result. Brock Winston finished the day in 8th two points ahead of Lewis Woods and Sam Martin who rounded out the top ten on 43 points apiece.

Round 7 of the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals heads to Conodale in Queensland on the 13th of July 2014.
Adam Monea finished the day out in 5th overall and continued to run 4th in the championship standings - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Round 6 MX1 Overall Results 1. Kade Mosig - 65 Pts
2. Kirk Gibbs - 62 Pts
3. Matt Moss - 58 Pts
4. Jake Moss - 55 Pts
5. Adam Monea - 52 Pts
6. Billy Mackenzie - 50 Pts
7. Jacob Wright - 46 Pts
8. Brock Winston - 45 Pts
9. Lewis Woods - 43 Pts
10. Sam Martin - 43 Pts
11. Joel Milesevic - 39 Pts
12. Jay Marmont - 37 Pts
13. James Booth Elliott - 35 Pts
14. Jesse Dobson - 35 Pts
15. Ford Dale - 34 Pts
16. Hayden Mellross - 31 Pts
17. Rhys Carter - 26 Pts
18. Brenton Keep - 25 Pts
19. Ricky Latimer - 23 Pts
20. Daniel McEntee - 13 Pts
Jacob Wright continued to turn heads on the weekend, finishing second in Superpole and a fight 4th in moto 2 - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Championship Standings After Round 6 of 10 1. Matt Moss - 448 Pts
2. Kirk Gibbs - 429 Pts
3. Jake Moss - 403 Pts
4. Adam Monea - 396 Pts
5. Billy Mackenzie - 390 Pts
6. Kade Mosig - 330 Pts
7. Jacob Wright - 304 Pts
8. Hayden Mellross - 294 Pts
9. Jay Marmont - 290 Pts
10. Sam Martin - 287 Pts
11. Rhys Carter - 282 Pts
12. Brock Winston - 273 Pts
13. Lewis Woods - 250 Pts
14. Jesse Dobson - 239 Pts
15. James Booth Elliott - 124 Pts
16. Matt Ginders - 106 Pts
17. Brad Groombridge - 96 Pts
18. Cody Hartin - 72 Pts
20. Ben Townley - 68 Pts

Top Image: Kade Mosig celebrates his win at Swan Hill

Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Billy Mackenzie was fast out the gate all day, just some mid race mishaps cost him when it counted - Credit: Aaryn Minerds

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