Ford Dale rebounds well at Canberra to take sixth place on the night
Kirk Gibbs night was derailed by a DNF in moto two

Improved Performance By Serco Yamaha at Canberra Super X

25 Oct 2010

The Serco Yamaha team of Kirk Gibbs and Ford Dale turned in a much improved performance at round two of the Super X championship in Canberra last night with both riders finishing deep inside the top 10 despite some tough luck.

After their first round was dogged with bad luck, the Yamaha’s Official Pro Lites team was determined to get a much better result in Canberra and get themselves back in the championship hunt.

Pro Lites riders faced the triple challenge and with 75 points up for grabs on a wet and slippery track, consistency was going to be the key.

Ford Dale rebounded from his trying day at Newcastle last week to take sixth overall in Canberra. Dale struggled to get off the start line but showed good speed as he charged through the field in each of the three races to take 14-5-3 and a well earned sixth place.

“Tonight was much better for me but still not what I’m looking for. I was in a first turn crash in the first race but came back strongly in the next two. It was a tough track to pass on and the short races mean you have to be aggressive out there,” Ford explains.

Team mate Kirk Gibbs shadowed his team mate in the standings taking seventh overall but was left wondering what could have been. Gibbs took fourth in the opening leg, was unable to finish race two after damaging his bike in leg two and then came home with a fifth in the final race. The no points score in the second leg hurt his chances of a podium finish.

“I had two good races and one terrible one and that is what makes this format so hard. Almost any result inside the top 10 in race two would have put me on the podium but you can live by ‘ifs’ or ‘could have beens’. I am happy with how I rode and now look forward to round three where I will try and put together a full nights racing and get on the podium,”

The Serco Yamaha team will strive for more improvement at the next round in Tasmania as the series heads for Launceston and round three at Aurora Stadium.

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

Round two results- Canberra
Pro Lites

Rider

Manufacturer

Results

Points

1st Matt Moss

Suzuki

1-1-1

75points

2nd Steve Clarke

Suzuki

7-3-2

56points

3rd Ryan Marmont

KTM

3-4-7

52points

4th PJ Larsen

KTM

2-2-15

50points

5th Cody Mackie

Kawasaki

8-6-6

43points

6th Ford Dale

Yamaha

14-5-3

41points

7th Kirk Gibbs

Yamaha

4-DNF-5

34points

8th Luke Styke

Yamaha

5-7-DNF

30points

9th Josh Cachia

KTM

10-0-4

29points

10th Harley Quinlan

Yamaha

14-8-14

27points

  
Series Standings- After Round Two
Pro Lites
1st Matt Moss -115
2nd PJ Larsen -97
3rd Ryan Marmont - 87
4th Cody Mackie -74
5th Steven Clarke – 63
6th Harley Quinlan - 58
7th Lawson Bopping - 58
8th Kirk Gibbs - 56
9th Kade Mosig - 54
10th Luke Styke – 53

12th Ford Dale - 48

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