Jay Marmont captures his best result for Super X 2010 with a second place in Auckland

CDR Rockstar Yamaha Hit The Podium at Auckland Super X

14 Nov 2010

CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont handed in his best performance of the 2010 Super X season with a second place overall at round four of the Monster Energy Super X in Auckland.

Marmont’s racing had been on the improve at each round and again his starts, intensity and results took a step forward in New Zealand taking a well earned second place on the night highlighted by a final moto win.

The Pro Open riders faced the ultra tough Quad Challenge format where riders faced four back to back, seven lap motos with only a five minute break in between. The format is a real test of rider fitness, team organization and mental strength with Marmont and his CDR Rockstar Team showing they have plenty of all three.

Marmont finished the night with 3-2-3-1 moto positions in what was a fast and consistent night of racing for the Wollongong based rider. He continually shot his Yamaha YZ450F to the front of the pack and showed real spirit throughout the night.

“I am glad to finally get the run of fourths out of the way and get on the podium. I had been working hard on getting my starts better during the week and it really paid off tonight,” Marmont offers.

“The format is hard and you have to remain focused out there as one bad start can easily ruin your night. But tonight was the best I have felt so far in Super X and hopefully things will continue to improve from here,” he finishes.

The second overall consolidates Marmont’s position in second place for the series standings in the Pro Open division behind series leader, Josh Hansen from the USA.

Marmont also showed his personal qualities by donating his Australian Motocross of Nations, green and gold Fox gear to Harley Quinlan to assist in his fund raising since his spinal injury.

“I was affected by some things last year and the entire motocross community got behind me and my family. So, I am happy to help anyway I can and hope we can get some good money for the gear to help Harley and his family get everything they need for his future,” Marmont said.

It was a night of ‘what could have been’ for CDR Rockstar Yamaha guest rider from the US, Jeff Alessi. Alessi showed awesome speed and looked right at home on the CDR YZ450F in the early practice sessions and heat races, but it all came undone in the Quad Challenge when he was involved in two heavy falls that saw him and his bike battered and bruised.

But despite the Alessi crashes, CDR Rockstar Yamaha team owner was happy with the night his team provided.

“It looks like Jay has really turned the corner. He was on his game tonight and now we are at the mid way point he generally comes home with a wet sail so I look forward to him really piling on the pressure in the final three rounds.

“As for Jeff, he showed a bit tonight and had things gone his way, he had the speed to be up on the podium. He is here for the last three rounds, so he has plenty of time to show everyone what he has and get some great results,” Dack said.

The CDR Rockstar Yamaha Team now head south to Dunedin for round four of the Monster Energy Super X championship and will again look to build on the momentum gained at the Auckland round.

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

Round Four Results- Auckland
Pro Open

Rider

Manufacturer

Results

Points

1st Josh Hansen

Kawasaki

1-1-1-3

95points

2nd Jay Marmont

Yamaha

3-2-3-1

87points

3rd Jake Moss

Suzuki

2-3-2-2

86points

4th Tye Simmonds

KTM

4-4-5-6

67points

5th Daniel McCoy

KTM

8-6-9-5

56points

6th Cody Cooper

Suzuki

6-5-12-8

52points

7th Todd Waters

Honda

10-7-13-4

50points

8th Mike Alessi

KTM

5-9-6-15

48points

9th Daniel Reardon

Honda

7-14-4-13

46points

10th Mason Phillips

Kawasaki

11-8-7-14

44points

Series Standings- After Round Four
1st Josh Hansen -225
2nd Jay Marmont - 193
3rd Jake Moss – 152
4th Tye Simmonds – 149
5th Daniel Reardon – 138
6th Todd Waters – 128
7th Daniel McCoy – 127
8th Justin Brayton – 121
9th Lewis Woods – 107
10th Mike Alessi - 107

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