Marmont went down in turn one and could only salvage eighth place
Jake Moss had a tough night finishing in 10th place

Mudfest Makes for CDR Rockstar Yamaha Dark Day

24 Oct 2011

Wet and sloppy conditions again proved to be the Achilles heel of the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team as the duo of Jay Marmont and Jake Moss finished eighth and tenth respectively at the opening round of the 2011 Super X Championship.

Rain, hail and a deteriorating track had riders and teams scrambling all night as the circuit started wet and sloppy before coming rutty, slippery and very difficult to race by the end of the night for the premier Pro Open class.

Marmont started well in the 12 lap final but too many mistakes and off track excursions cost him any chance of a good result. He battled bravely right to the very end but struggled to make up the lost time to the front runners and only made it back an eventual eighth place finish.

“Mud was tough for us in motocross and now it’s the same in SuperX,” Marmont explains. “I’m not happy with how I rode or where I finished and I have to work more on riding and racing in conditions like this.”

“Next week is my home town race in Wollongong and there’s no way I will be riding like that in front of my friends and family so I have a week to turn it around.”

Jake Moss’ night didn’t go any better as he also found the conditions tough and finished in tenth place – not the result he was after. Moss was clearly disappointed with his night but vowed to get his season back on track at round two.

“That was not good and I can tell you now will not happen again. I just didn’t get it going all night and I’d rather not talk about. Let’s just get to round two and make amends.”

Team Manager, Craig Dack, was also disappointed in his teams performance and clearly wants to move on and get to the next round and make things right.

“Mud in 2011 as been a real issue for us and it’s something we as a team need to look at. But the guys just had a tough weekend with Jay going down in a first turn pileup and Jake just not getting his flow going on a difficult track.”

“With the championship over consecutive weeks we have to move fast and get back on track and with the riders and technical staff we have at CDR, I’m sure you will see a very different performance at round two.”

Round two takes place at Wollongong’s WIN Stadium this weekend and with both Jay and Jake from the South Coast Region, there is no doubt the riders will be out for a much improved performance.

Follow the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team : www.facebook.com/cdrrockstaryamaha or watch a video of Jay and Jake preparing for the SuperX season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Wer8YpyrQ 

Round One Results – Melbourne
Pro Open

1st Tye SIMMONDS - JDR Motorex KTM
2nd Billy MACKENZIE – Monster Energy Kawasaki
3rd Ryan MARMONT – JDR Motorex KTM
4th Cheyne BOYD – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing
5th Dan MCCOY – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki
6th Michael PHILLIPS - Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing
7th Todd WATERS – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing
8th Jay MARMONT - CDR Rockstar Yamaha
9th Daniel REARDON – JDR Motorex KTM
10th Jake MOSS – CDR Rockstar Yamaha

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