Dan Reardon on his way to second place
Kade Mosig rounded out the night in fifth
The SX1 podium from Bathurst

CDR Yamaha Well Placed as 2015 ASX Roars to Life

12 Oct 2015

The CDR Yamaha duo of Daniel Reardon and Kade Mosig both made good starts to their 2015 Australian Supercross championship campaign with a promising night of racing as the series got underway at the Bathurst Showgrounds, over the weekend.

After a barnstorming finish to the MX Nationals, where the CDR Yamaha team won three of the final five rounds, the team had plenty of momentum coming into the supercross season and are determined to get their YZ450F’s up the front in the premier SX1 division.

Daniel Reardon, who favours the big jumps and technical aspects of supercross raced to a second place finish at the opening round and looked great as he circulated the challenging Bathurst circuit. Afternoon rain made the track difficult for many riders but Reardon looked good and qualified easily for the 15 lap main event of the night.

Starting just outside the top three, Reardon quickly moved into third and then challenged US Import, Gavin Faith for second place on lap 11. He kept charging forward and when the race drew to a close, he was just 2.6 seconds behind race winner, Matt Moss, and happy with his main event performance.

“Second place is a good way to start any series and even more important in a short six round championship and on a track that was tough to ride at 100%,” Reardon explains. “I felt pretty good all day but also felt there were some things I need to improve on as it was my first supercross race in a few seasons.

“So, all up, a pretty positive night and hoping to make more steps forward again next week in Queensland where the race isn’t too far from my house,” he ends.

Kade Mosig finished his supercross season opener in fifth place after a race long duel over fourth with Kirk Gibbs. The pair were separated by just two seconds at the finish of the race with Mosig suggesting he has more to give in the coming rounds.

“Top five is a reasonable start and it was good to get a race under the belt and get the real race feel and intensity that you just can’t replicate in practice.

“It wasn’t perfect from me but on the whole it was a solid start and something I can build off in the coming rounds.”

The only downer of the night for the CDR Yamaha team was when Jacob Wright suffered a shoulder injury on his return to racing and had to spend the night on the sidelines. Doctors are assessing the injury and it will be an on-going process to determine when Jacob will be back behind the start gates again.

“Things went pretty smoothly from a race point of view and its pleasing to hear that both Dan and Kade think there are capable of stepping it up in the coming rounds,” states team owner, Craig Dack. “Its round one and both riders have put themselves in a good position and are confident in improving those results.

“The injury to Jacob is heartbreaking as he has just returned from a knee injury and we were looking forward to seeing him back on the track. We won’t know more about the injury until later in the week,” Dack said.

Round two of the Australian Supercross Championship head to Jimboomba in Queensland this Saturday Night and the CDR Yamaha team will look to consolidate their good start to the championship.

To follow the CDR Yamaha team on social media; www.facebook.com/cdryamaha or @cdr_yamaha

For more information on the 2015 ASX; www.australiansupercross.com.au

Round 1 Results – Bathurst
SX1

1st Matt Moss
2nd Daniel Reardon (CDR Yamaha)
3rd Gavin Faith
4th Kirk Gibbs
5th Kade Mosig (CDR Yamaha)
6th Sam Martin
7th Luke Styke
8th Lawson Bopping
9th Daniel McCoy
10th Adam Monea

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