Jay Marmont showing good form and holding down third in the Pro Open Super X Championship
Yamaha's Juston Brayton breaks through for his first win on Australian soil

Brayton wins in Tassie, Marmont holds down third in championship

31 Oct 2010

Jay Marmont put in his best ride of the Super X season so far with a fourth place finish in the Pro Open class at round three of the SuperX Championship at Launceston.

On board his CDR Rockstar Yamaha YZ450F, Marmont faced the difficult and cut throat Elimination format that sees the riders’ race off over four, six lap legs with the last five riders being eliminated after each leg.

Marmont comfortably qualified down to the five rider final that featured the US imports of Justin Brayton, Kevin Windham and Josh Hansen as well as fellow Australian, Jake Moss.

Marmont came out swinging in the final passing Kevin Windham early in the race and moving into a podium spot. But two laps later Marmont made a small mistake that allowed the veteran American to re-pass Marmont that left him in fourth place for the remainder of the race.

“I am pretty happy with how the night went. It’s a tough format and to have only the three US riders ahead of me is a good result. I did move into third for a little while but I mistimed a jump and allowed Kevin back by,” Marmont explains.

“I would liked to have got on the podium as this fourth thing is getting a little frustrating but I felt tonight was the best I have raced and also the best I have felt on the bike in Super X so far,” Marmont finishes.

US Yamaha racer, Justin Brayton promised a big finish and he was a man who kept his word. The Tasmanian event was the last planned for Brayton as he heads back to the US and he kept his pre-event promise of winning a round before he went home.

Brayton looked on song in the early races and easily qualified for the five rider final. He quickly slotted into second and began to work on the leader Josh Hansen. The pair then swapped positions for the remaining laps before Brayton made the pass stick and went on to win the main event.

“This has just capped off a great month I have had in Australia. Everyone here as been so good to me and I really wanted to win a round before I left to show my appreciation and I managed to get it done tonight.”

“A huge thank you to the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team, Yamaha here in Australia and the GAS team for inviting me. I would love to come back next year and do the full series,” Brayton signs off.

Team owner of the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team, Craig Dack, viewed the night as a huge success for his team and sang the praises of his riders.

“Jay looked much better tonight. He seemed to have turned the corner this week and he came into the event in a real positive frame of night and that was evident on the track.”

“It has been the teams’ pleasure to host Justin while he has been here in Australia. He has been so easy to work with and tonight was a fitting reward for his efforts while here,” Dack concludes.

Round four of the championship now heads to New Zealand for the Auckland round in two weeks time.

For a full list of results, www.computime.com.au or for more information on superx, www.superx.com.au

Round Three Results- Launceston
1st Justin Brayton – Yamaha
2nd Josh Hansen – Kawasaki
3rd Kevin Windham – Honda
4th Jay Marmont – Yamaha
5th Jake Moss - Suzuki   
6th Daniel Reardon - Honda
8th Tye Simmonds - KTM
9th Mike Alessi - KTM
10th Craig Anderson - Honda  

Championship Standings – After Round three
1. Josh HANSEN - Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki: 130
2. Justin BRAYTON – Muscle Milk / Toyota JGRMX: 121
3. Jay MARMONT - CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 106
4. Kevin Windham – Geico Powersports Team Honda: 95
5. Daniel REARDON - Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing: 92
6. Tye SIMMONDS - JDR Motorex KTM: 82
7. Todd WATERS – Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 78
8. Daniel McCOY - Coastal KTM Motorex Team: 71
9. Jake MOSS - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 66
10. Lewis WOODS – Top Gear KTM: 66

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