Billy Mackenzie took the moto win in race two
Jay Marmont working hard in moto two

Billy Breaks Through for Moto Win

30 Apr 2014

CDR Yamaha’s Billy Mackenzie burst through for his first race win of 2014 at round three of the MX Nationals held at Wonthaggi in Victoria over the weekend.

Mackenzie won the final race of the day in the premier MX1 division with a near faultless performance, leading from start to finish and was never challenged.

The result was bitter sweet for Mackenzie and his CDR Yamaha team as he was in second place during moto one and looking strong until he made a small mistake and fell from his bike. Had he maintained second place in the race, combined with his win in moto two, he would had claimed the round win but it was not to be and Mackenzie understands that he needs to string two races together before he can claim a victory.

Mackenzie now sits fifth in the championship and with his good form he will look to improve over the coming rounds.

“I thought my riding was good today and I believed I should have won the overall had it not been for that crash in race one. It was totally my fault and as a rider who has raced for so many years, I shouldn’t be making silly mistakes like that,” Mackenzie reveals.

“The bike was awesome all day today, we barely changed a thing and it was frustrating not to give the team the result they deserve. But, I’m going to use this as motivation for the next round, put a good day’s racing together and make sure we get up on that podium,” he warns.

Jay Marmont had a tough first race finishing in 14th place but finished much stronger in race two to finish seventh, leaving him with a 13th for the round. He holds down ninth in the championship.

“The first race was terrible and the second was not bad. It’s still not where I want to be but it was better than ever other race so far this year, so that’s a positive,” Marmont explains.

Team Manager Craig Dack is taking a supportive view of his riders as they continue to build momentum in the championship.

“Billy just needs to keep focused, stay in his zone and race like he did in the final moto today. He is more than capable of doing it and if he wants this championship, that’s what he must produce week in, week out.

“Jay is just down on confidence at the moment, but he is a champion and as a team we will continue to support him and work with him through this period. He will get better, he is a fighter and I’m sure he will turn it around.”

The CDR Yamaha team will now prepare for round four of the MX Nationals to be held at Murray Bridge.

To follow the CDR Yamaha team on social media, or on Instagram @cdr_yamaha

For more information and a full list of results,

Round Four Results – Wonthaggi
Billy Mackenzie

Qualifying: P6
Race 1: 11th
Race 2: 1st
Overall: 4th

Jay Marmont
Qualifying: P7
Race 1: 14th
Race 2: 7th
Overall: 13th

1st Adam Monea – 60
2nd Matt Moss – 60
3rd Kirk Gibbs – 60
4th Billy Mackenzie – 56 (CDR Yamaha)
5th Kade Mosig – 49
6th Rhys Carter – 48
7th Jake Moss – 46
8th Cody Cooper – 45
9th Hayden Mellross – 45
10th Sam Martin – 44

Championship Standings – After Round Three
1st Matt Moss – 238
2nd Kirk Gibbs – 216
3rd Adam Monea – 202
4th Jake Moss – 186
5th Billy Mackenzie – 181 (CDR Yamaha)
6th Kade Mosig – 169
7th Rhys Carter – 168
8th Hayden Mellross – 159
9th Jay Marmont – 156 (CDR Yamaha)
10th Jacob Wright 142            

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