Josh Coppins looking for an improved performance at Appin despite carrying an ankle injury
Marmont will be determined to race well in front of his home town crowd.

CDR Rockstar Yamaha Look to Get Season Back on Track at Appin

1 Apr 2011

After a difficult opening round of the 2011 MX Nationals, the powerhouse CDR Rockstar Yamaha Team are firmly focused on getting their championship hopes back on track with a strong showing at round two this weekend at Appin Raceway.

Reigning and three times Australian MX National Champion Jay Marmont, endured a rare off weekend at Broadford and finished the day in ninth place after four tough motos in wet and muddy conditions. No rider is harder on them-self than Marmont and the Wollongong resident is determined to put round one behind him and come out firing at Appin, which is seen as a home track race for the 27 year old racer.

Marmont has spent the time between the two events reviewing his entire program and left no stone unturned in a bid to get his championship back on track and himself back where he belongs at the front of the field.   

“Round one was a terrible weekend. I was angry and embarrassed about the way I raced and I can ashore everyone in my team and my sponsors that it will not happen again,” Marmont states.

“Together with the CDR crew, we have worked hard since round one to ensure there is no repeat and the result has made me so determined to prove the doubters and the knockers wrong.”

“I have done plenty of laps around the Appin track and with a heap of crowd support, I’m confident of a much better showing at round two and start to claw back some points and respect back in this championship,” Marmont warns.

Team mate, Josh Coppins also suffered at round one and finished the round in seventh spot but like Marmont, it has only stirred the talented and experienced Kiwi to bounce back stronger, faster and better prepared for round two.

Since round one, Coppins has contested the New Zealand Motocross Championships where ultimately and ankle injury stopped his charge towards the championship. But after consulting his doctor and some aggressive rehab, Coppins has declared himself a definite starter and 100% set and ready to go.

“I came back to Australia after 15 years in Europe to battle for championships, not top 10 results. Both the team and I expect and deserve better and this weekend is about redeeming our round one performance,” Coppins demands.

“We have made a couple of changes to the bike, I have fine tuned my training and I now know what to expect from my competitors.”

“Things will be different this weekend,” Coppins signs off.

Team owner Craig Dack also expects a huge turn around in his teams’ performance at Appin.

“Jay and Josh are professional athletes with pride and ego. Both took a hit at round one and you can bet that it didn’t sit well with either of them. They have their chance this weekend to rectify it and I’m looking forward to see what they produce.”

“I know how I would react if I was in their position and I fully expect them to do the same,” Dack said.

Round two of the 2011 Rockstar MX Nationals kicks off at 8.30am on Sunday at Appin Raceway, just south of Sydney. For more information on the MX Nationals; www.mxnationals.com.au

Current Standings - Pro Open
1 Billy Mackenzie - 89 Points
2 Cody Cooper - 71 Points
3 Lawson Bopping - 70 Points
4 Cheyne Boyd - 69 Points
5 Ryan Marmont - 68 Points
6 Dean Ferris - 63 Points
7 Josh Coppins - 52 Points
8 Louis Calvin - 51 Points
9 Jay Marmont - 47 Points
10 Michael Phillips - 44 Points

CDR Rockstar Yamaha Multi Media
Videos, including interviews with Jay and Josh, from the opening round of the 2011 Rockstar Nationals of the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team were produced and can be viewed :

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/multimedia/video/racing/cdr-rockstar-yamaha-broadford-round-1

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/multimedia/video/racing/post-race-with-josh-coppins-broadford-round-1

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/multimedia/video/racing/post-race-with-jay-marmont-broadford-round-1

An image gallery where images can be downloaded and free to use for team sponsors and media will also be available in the coming days.

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