Jay Marmont and the victorious CDR Rockstar Yamaha Team, making it three MX National championships in a row

Jay Marmont and CDR Rockstar Yamaha Claim MX Championship Hat Trick

26 Jul 2010

Jay Marmont etched himself in the record books of Australian sport today taking his third consecutive Australian Motocross Championship after an action packed final round of the Rockstar MX Nationals at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.

In a feat that emulated his boss, motocross legend Craig Dack, Marmont became the first rider since Dack in the late 80’s to win three national motocross championships on the trot in the premere Pro Open class and make him one of the most coveted riders in the sport.

“It feels so good to get this championship for myself and the team. It’s been a trying year in many ways, but when it had to be done, the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team worked hard to get me the bike that I wanted and I was able to win races at the important times,” Marmont said moments after the final race.

“Three in a row was a goal at the start of the year and to achieve it and have my name alongside the legends of the sport like Craig and Jeff Leisk is a huge honour,” he says humbly.

“I can’t thank Craig, Gary, Shawn, my mechanic Jason and everyone at CDR Rockstar Energy Drink Yamaha. The team continually rally behind me with the best bike and support available.

My wife Abby and my family also make huge sacrifices for my career and this win is for them as well,” Marmont finishes.

Marmont, on board his CDR Rockstar Energy Drink Yamaha YZ450F, entered the final round with a 40 point gap over his rivals, But the four moto sprint format that sees the nation’s top riders line up for four back to back sprint races and the tension was high as the field rocketed away for moto one.

Using his years of experience, Marmont logged fourth in moto one and rode with plenty of street smarts, but controversy surfaced in moto two.

Jay launched the big extension jump out of the first turn at Coolum which had been outlawed and received at 20 second stop/ go penalty during the race.

Marmont took it in his stride, got back on the track and finished out the race in sixth place but the points gap had narrowed to 21. Again, using his skill and experience, Marmont raced to a second in moto three and then a solid third in the final leg and crossed the finish line with arms raised and instantly into the arms of his team and family.

His 4-6-2-3 moto results were good enough for third overall for the round and claim his third national motocross championship.

“Jay is fast becoming a warrior and icon of Australian motocross,” states CDR owner and manager, Craig Dack. He continually finds ways to challenge and raise himself to every occasion. I am amazed by his mental strength and his ability to fight. He never quits and he thoroughly deserves all the accolades that come his way. To win three championships in a row is a testament to his character and determination,” Dack comments.

Jay’s father, Peter was also on hand to celebrate with his son moments after the final race and was as emotional as his victorious son.

“I couldn’t be prouder of him. I know the work that he puts into his racing and the dedication he and Abby have towards motocross and this is an amazing result. Three in a row is a huge achievement and one that he has dedicated his life to.”

“I am so happy and excited for him,” Peter offers.

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
1st Jay Marmont – 495 (Yamaha)
2nd Billy McKenzie – 482 (Kawasaki)
3rd Dean Ferris – 465 (Honda)
4th Tye Simmonds – 431 (KTM)
5th Cheyne Boyd – 416 (Yamaha)
6th Todd Waters – 365 (Honda)
7th Cody Cooper – 354 (Suzuki)
8th Daniel McCoy – 298 (KTM)
9th Lewis Woods – 255 (Honda)
10th Beau Ralston – 242 (KTM)

   

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