Supercross

Matt Moss dominates SX1 while Faith takes charge of SX2 in Bathurst

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The second round of the Penrite Australian Supercross double-header in Bathurst didn‰Ûªt disappoint, with Motul Suzuki rider Matt Moss asserting his dominance in the SX1 class while Penrite Oil Honda Racing‰Ûªs Gavin Faith climbed to the top step of the SX2 podium last night.

As the sun set for the evening, thousands of supercross fans descended Mount Panorama to watch Australia‰Ûªs best racers compete at Bathurst Showground. With a full program of racing, as well as FMX and Monster Truck performances, there was plenty of action.

With back-to-back rounds, racers had to regroup quickly and either put behind a poor result from the night before, or focus on consolidating their strong position.

In the SX1 class Suzuki rider Matt Moss once again stole the show, leading the 20-lap final from start to finish. NP Monster Energy Kawasaki‰Ûªs Adam Monea replicated his performance from the night before with another solid second place finish but it was behind these two guys that the most exciting racing was taking place.

Lawson Bopping put on another charge to claim the final podium position, but it was not before battles with Jay Marmont, Kirk Gibbs, Jake Moss and Sam Martin.

At the completion of the double-header Matt Moss leads the SX1 class by six points ahead of Monea and Bopping.

‰ÛÏI am really happy with the way we have started the season,‰Û
Gavin Faith - Credit: Marc Jones
With the experience of racing the US AMA SX series, Boardstix Motorsports Taylor Potter jockeyed his way to an early lead in the SX2 final and held the lead comfortably for well over half of the final.

Potter was passed by race winner Gavin Faith on Lap (insert) of the race. The American didn‰Ûªt get the best start but progressively moved through the field and once past Potter, he was never headed.

‰ÛÏI actually had a pretty solid weekend,‰Û
SX1 Round 2 Results
1. Matt Moss (NSW)
2. Adam Monea (VIC)
3. Lawson Bopping (VIC)
4. Kirk Gibbs (SA)
5. Jake Moss (NSW)
6. Sam Martin
7. Jesse Dobson (QLD)
8. Kade Mosig (VIC)
9. Daniel McCoy (VIC)
10. Josh Cachia (VIC)
11. Justin Carafa (VIC)
12. Jay Marmont (NSW)
13. Kieren Tisdale
14. Tim Vare (VIC)
15. Chris Camilleri
DNF. Joel Newton (NSW)

SX1 Championship Standings After Round 2 of 5
1. Matt MOSS (NSW) - 70 Pts
2. Adam MONEA (VIC) - 64 Pts
3. Lawson BOPPING (VIC) - 58 Pts
4. Kirk GIBBS (SA) - 58 Pts
5. Jake MOSS (NSW) - 50 Pts
6. Sam MARTIN - 50 Pts
7. Kade MOSIG (VIC) - 49 Pts
8. Jesse DOBSON (QLD) - 45 Pts
9. Josh CACHIA (VIC) - 43 Pts
10. Daniel McCOY (VIC) - 42 Pts
11. Jay MARMONT (NSW) - 42 Pts
12. Justin CARAFA (VIC) - 39 Pts
13. Kieren TISDALE - 35 Pts
14. Tim VARE (VIC) - 35 Pts
15. Chris CAMILLERI (VIC) - 31 Pts
16. Joel NEWTON (NSW) - 16 Pts

SX2 Round 2 Results
1. Gavin Faith (USA)
2. Taylor Potter (VIC)
3. Kale Makeham (VIC)
4. Brendan Harrison (QLD)
5. Jackson Richardson (VIC)
6. Kyle Peters (USA)
7. Hayden Melross (NSW)
8. Luke Arbon (SA)
9. Nick Sutherland (NSW)
10. Ryan Marmont (NSW)
11. Luke Wilson (QLD)
12. John Prutti
13. Geran Stapleton (NSW)
14. Boyd Hocking (VIC)
15. Jake Vella (VIC)
16. Jake Williams (VIC)
17. Tristan Duncan

SX2 Championship Standings After Round 2 of 5
1. Gavin FAITH (USA) - 65 Pts
2. Brendan HARRISON (QLD) - 63 Pts
3. Kyle PETERS (USA) - 57 Pts
4. Taylor POTTER (VIC) - 56 Pts
5. Jackson RICHARDSON (VIC) - 54 Pts
6. Kale MAKEHAM (VIC) - 49 Pts
7. Hayden MELLROSS (NSW) - 49 Pts
8. Luke ARBON (SA) - 45 Pts
9. Ryan MARMONT (NSW) - 44 Pts
10. Nick SUTHERLAND (NSW) - 43 Pts
11. Luke WILSON (QLD) - 40 Pts
12. John PRUTTI - 36 Pts
13. Geran STAPLETON (NSW) - 36 Pts
14. Boyd HOCKING (VIC) - 33 Pts
15. Jake VELLA (VIC) - 31 Pts
16. Jake WILLIAMS (VIC) - 29 Pts
17. Tristan DUNCAN - 27 Pts
18. Lewis WOODS (VIC) - 26 Pts

For Complete Results from rounds 1 and 2 including all junior and support classes - CLICK HERE

Top Image: Matt Moss tops the SX1 podium for the second night in a row

Credit: Marc Jones

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