Alex Larwood still takes the win despite being under the weather.
Thomas Larwood returned to form
Taj Gow-Smith continues to improve.

SAYJR Riders charge To Victory

18 Aug 2015

Round four of the South Australian Motocross Championships held under perfect weather conditions up at the Riverland Motocross track. Coming into the day the Larwood brothers came in under a serious bout of the flu while Taj Gow Smith was eager to pounce. All three boys rode exceptionally well, all landing on the podium.

Alex Larwood came into the day under extreme illness but his determination and skill really came out to play and got him through an extremely tough day. Not firing on all cylinders, he was still able to take out six impressive moto wins while trying to save enough energy to get through the day. He did face a bit of pressure from Younger team mate Taj Gow-Smith throughout the day but he did enough to keep a perfect score card for the day.

"I am happy today is over as I feel so tired and worn out. I am really happy to win today as I didn’t think I was going to get through the day,” said young Larwood.

Thomas Larwood came to Renmark to try and get back to his winning ways from rounds one and two. He started with a holeshot and led most of moto one only to make a small mistake and finish second. He then pulled another holeshot and led moto two to the checkers.

Moto three would see another holeshot but a small front end wash out mid race cost him the overall but Thomas showed his speed was back and his injury from the previous round is fine. He took second overall for the day but like young brother Alex, Thomas has been very ill all week in the lead up to this event but managed to push through and put in an awesome performance.

"I am glad to be back on the podium but disappointed I crashed in that last moto. I felt good to be back up front again and nice to finish of the championship strongly. My YZ125 was awesome today,” commented Thomas.

Young gun Taj Gow Smith came to Renmark having a full bill of health and eager to pounce if the opportunity arrived. Taj rode the best he ever has and chased Alex in all six moto's across the two classes both boys compete in. His best performance of the year, his hard work and dedication is really paying off. Taj should be pumped with his results and his improvements taking second overall in both his classes.

"I’m stoked how today went. My bikes were great and I've been working hard on my technique and it really helped today", said young Gow Smith.

SA-YJR Team Manager Shane Metcalfe was extremely proud of his young chargers today.

"Alex is so driven. I can't believe he made it through the day with being so unwell and still being able to win in tough times, he really is one tough cookie. Thomas bounced back from his injury from round three and showed his speed but a couple little mistakes stopped his charge to the top.

“Taj stepped it up today, all the things he has been working on are coming together and the speed is building, he kept nipping at Alex's heels which in turn seen both boys with a bit of fresh air behind them," commented Metcalfe.

The next round is at Gillman (MRA) for round 5 on the 5th of September.

Round Four Results  

13-U16yrs 125cc
1st Travis Edwards - Yamaha
2nd Thomas Larwood - SAYJR
3rd Nathan Walmsley - KTM

9-U12yrs 85cc
1st Alex Larwood - SAYJR
2nd Taj Gow Smith - SAYJR

3rd Anthony Atanasovski - KTM

10-U12yrs 65cc
1st Alex Larwood - SAYJR
2nd Taj Gow Smith - SAYJR

3rd Anthony Atanasovski - KTM

Championship Standings – After Round Four
13-16yrs 125cc

1st Travis Edwards - Yamaha
2nd Thomas Larwood - SAYJR
3rd Aaron Dent - Yamaha

9-U12years 85cc
1st Alex Larwood - SAYJR
2nd Taj Gow Smith - SAYJR

3rd Clay Burnett - KTM

10-U12years 65cc
1st Alex Larwood - SAYJR
2nd Taj Gow Smith - SAYJR

3rd Jake Grubb - KTM

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