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Yamaha flex some muscle at Rockstar MX Nationals finale

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Yamaha Racing flexed plenty of muscle in a day of domination at the final round of the 2011 Rockstar MX Nationals.

A huge crowd of over 5000 spectator rolled into the Coolum Pines circuit to see to Yamaha riders win all five motorcycle classes for the round and 17 out of 20 races contested over the weekend.

Round winners included Jay Marmont, Kirk Gibbs, Shaun Redhead, Darryll King and Cameron Taylor in their respective classes as the blue brigade ran riot on the in a landmark day for the company and its race teams.

More importantly, CDR Rockstar Yamaha's Jay Marmont nailed his fourth premier Pro Open MX Nationals championship with a typical gutsy Marmont performance. Marmont bought home the championship ahead of wounded team mate Josh Coppins, for a team 1-2, who damaged his shoulder in the third moto of the day and was unable to continue.

In the Pro Lites class, Serco Yoshimura Yamaha's Kirk Gibbs did all in his power to claim the national championship by come up a dozen points short. Gibbs was simply too good on the day but just couldn't bridge the gap to the championship leader.

Luke Arbon and Shaun Redhead locked in second and third respectively in the Under 19 championship after a huge day of racing. Redhead won the round with Arbon in third and finished the championship off in fine style.

The 30 to 39 years Vet class was a one man band with Cameron Taylor winning all four motos to claim the win. Kiwi Darryll King had to fight off local star Mick Cook for the Over 40 class as he claimed three wins from four starts to take his second successive over 40 championship.

"What a great day for Yamaha and our riders, comments motorsport manager, Ray Howard who was on hand to witness the success. "On behalf of Yamaha Australia I congratulate our riders and teams on a sensational day and a great reward for the effort and energy they put in."

Main Photo: Josh Coppins (5) and Jay Marmont finished the season 1-2 in the Pro Open class
Credit: Shayne Rice - Rice Photography
Darryll King was back from semi-retirement and wrapped up his 10 millionth title with the Vets 40+ win. Photo: Shayne Rice

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