Jay Marmont captures fourth in Dunedin to remain in a comfortable second place overall in the Pro Open class.

Marmont Snares Fourth in Dunedin Mudfest

22 Nov 2010

CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont overcame wet and soggy conditions in Dunedin New Zealand, to take a hard earned fourth place at round five of the Monster Energy Super X on Saturday Night.

In extremely difficult conditions bought on by constant rain in the lead up to the event, Marmont thrashed through the mud to just miss a spot on the podium in the premier Pro Open category, but kept his top five in every round consistency well intact.

Marmont placed fourth in both Double Header main event races allowing Jake Moss to sneak a little closer in the points chase. But Marmont still maintains a comfortable second place overall in the championship standings with two rounds remaining.

“It wasn’t my best night, that’s for sure,” said the mud splattered Marmont after the event. "The mud was really thick and heavy and it was just hard work out there tonight.”

“The track was quiet rutty and it was difficult to follow. The roost from the bike in front made protecting your vision a priority and the weight of the bike caked in mud made it hard to handle. But no excuses as it was the same for everyone.”

“I would like to have closed the points gap on the series leader, Josh Hansen, but at least I didn’t lose too many to Jake,” finishes the disappointed Marmont.

Marmont’s team mate, US Import Jeff Alessi also endured a tough night at the office and finished well down the points table. Alessi struggled with the wet and sloppy conditions finishing 14th in the opening moto but was unable to finish the final race.

CDR Rockstar Yamaha team owner, Craig Dack puts a positive spin on a rough night for his team.

“The conditions were tough on the riders and something they don’t face very often. While Jay didn’t have the night we were expecting, he still maintained his consistent top five record and didn’t drop too many points to other riders in the championship,” Dack explains. 

“For Jeff, just staying on the bike was the key and he found the dirt once too often for a good result.”

The Championship now heads back to Parramatta in Sydney this weekend and the short turn-around from the Dunedin event places plenty of strain on the teams and crew to have the bikes ready after the mudfest in New Zealand.

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

Round Five Results- Dunedin
Pro Opens

Rider

Manufacturer

Results

Points

1st Josh Hansen

Kawasaki

1-1

50points

2nd Jake Moss

Suzuki

3-2

42points

3rd Tye Simmonds

KTM

2-3

42points

4th Jay Marmont

Yamaha

4-4

36points

5th Cody Cooper

Suzuki

5-6

31points

6th Todd Waters

Honda

7-8

27points

7th Justin McDonald

Honda

13-5

24points

8th Mason Phillips

Kawasaki

11-7

24points

9th Daniel Reardon

Honda

8-10

24points

10th Daniel McCoy

KTM

12 - 9

21points

Championship standings- After Round five
1. Josh HANSEN - Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki: 275
2. Jay MARMONT - CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 229
3. Jake MOSS - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 194
4. Tye SIMMONDS - JDR Motorex KTM: 191
5. Daniel REARDON - Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing: 162
6. Todd WATERS - Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 155
7. Daniel McCOY - Coastal KTM Motorex Team: 148
8. Mike ALESSI - JDR Motorex KTM: 127
9. Justin BRAYTON - Muscle Milk / Toyota JGRMX: 121
10. Lewis WOODS - Top Gear KTM: 112

 

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Jeff Crow / Sport Library
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