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Troy Herfoss wins Ssangyong International Supermoto

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Husqvarna Racing's Troy Herfoss has won the Ssangyong International Supermoto Final ahead of Honda Racing's motocross star Craig Anderson and American KTM import, AMA Unlimited Champion Mickey Dymond at the International Tennis Centre at Sydney's Olympic Park.
American Micky Dymond.
In front of over four thousand spectators, twenty-five riders lined up for the fifteen lap final that would pit the best of Australia's Supermoto, Road Race and Motocross riders against some of the best Supermoto riders from the United States and New Zealand. Fresh back from a two round stint in the World Supermoto Championship, nineteen year old Herfoss from Goulburn, NSW, started third on the grid and leapt to the lead following a sensational start. Compatriot Anderson slotted into second with Dymond the first of the US riders in third. Anderson and Herfoss battled for control of the race, a small error by Herfoss in the dirt section allowed Anderson to take the lead while Herfoss and Dymond became embroiled in a battle for second place. Herfoss passed Dymond and quickly reeled in Anderson to pass him with a handful of laps left in the race. A delighted Herfoss was a clear crowd favourite after throwing his helmet into the enthusiastic crowd during the official presentation. "This is a fantastic result," Herfoss said. "It was a pretty hard race I was up against some very tough competition tonight. "After making a mistake in the third section I had to work really hard to catch Craig (Anderson).
Australian Champion Stuart Bennett didn't figure on the podium in Sydney but took enough point to sealed the International Challenge title for both the All Powers and Pro Class of the overall Mr Supermoto Series.
"And I have to say I was a little nervous having the best motocross rider in Australia behind me," Herfoss added. Earlier in the night Anderson won the All Powers Final ahead of seasoned Supermoto riders Dymond and Herfoss, the twenty-seven year old from Speers Point not expecting to be on the podium in what was his first ever Supermoto event. "I am stoked," Anderson said. "I have only done a couple of practice days in the lead up to this event so never imagined I would be on the podium, let alone first. "I have watched quite a bit of Supermoto racing and always wanted to try my hand at it but never had the chance before. "I really enjoyed myself out there tonight it was a lot of fun and not as hard on the body as motocross," Anderson added Three races determined the final positions in the Pro category and it was to be a whitewash by the Americans. KTM rider Benny Carlson took overall honours ahead of Suzuki's Cassidy Anderson and fellow KTM team mate Mickey Dymond. 2005 AMA Unlimited Champion Dymond who enjoyed three podium positions praised organisers and urged the crowd to support future events.
Into the sunset
"Mark Avard and his team have put together a fantastic event," Dymond said. "I love to come to Australia and race and I am sure there are a lot of other international riders who would love to come out as well. In other results the Lites category was won by GHR Honda's Ben Grabham ahead of the Husqvarna mounted Jake McGee, son of ex World 500cc Championship rider Kevin McGee and Yamaha rider Rick Olson. Motorex KTM's Ryan Marmont looked good for a podium position winning the first two motos but a heavy crash with Grabham in his third moto dislocating his shoulder. Marmont's DNF in the final moto dropped him to fourth overall, two points shy of the podium. US sensation Michelle DiSalvo won the women's class ahead of nineteen year old Husky Chix dynamo Rebecca Bateman. "I am so exciting about the results today. I was pretty nervous heading in to the event as I wasn‰Ûªt sure how I would go against the other girls, but the ‰Ûª06 bike was perfect and as the day went on I was a little more comfortable. To be the first Australian girl, and second outright is awesome and I am just over the moon. I am really looking forward to my next motard experience." Said Bateman.
Pretty in Pink, Husky Chix Rebecca Bateman.
Although physically small in stature, Bateman was a huge hit with the vocal Sydney crowd and was overwhelmed with the number of young fans awaiting her return at the Husqvarna pit area. When questioned about her young fans, the girl from Lismore replied: "I can‰Ûªt believe that anyone would even notice me out there, I guess the pink leathers helped. It is great to see and talk to the young fans, especially the girls out there who came along to the watch the women in action. It is encouraging to see the number of girls becoming interesting in motorcycling" Commented Bateman. Following the success of the Ssangyong International Supermoto a six round Mr Supermoto International 2006 Championship has been announced with the first round to be held at Eastern Creek Go Kart Track on Saturday February 4 in conjunction with the Blacktown Centenary Games. Those who missed the Ssangyong International Supermoto can catch the Network Ten two hour telecast at 2.30pm on Sunday January 8. Main Photo: Craig Anderson

Pro Class
1st Ben Carlson (KTM America)
2nd Cassidy Anderson (Suzuki America)
3rd Micky Dymond (KTM America)

All Powers Mr Supermoto Class
1st Craig Anderson (Honda Australia)
2nd Micky Dymond (KTM America)
3rd Troy Herfoss (Husqvarna Australia)

All Powers International Class
1st Troy Hersoff ‰ÛÒ (Husqvarna Australia)
2nd Craig Anderson. (Honda Australia)
3rd Micky Dymond (KTM America)

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