Ford Dale gained another position in the championship standings after Dunedin

Serco Yamaha Salvages Sixth in Dunedin

22 Nov 2010

Serco Yamaha’s Ford Dale put together two consistent motos in muddy conditions at Carisbrook Stadium, Dunedin, to take sixth overall in the Pro Lites division.

The Lites class contested the Double header format with two seven lap races back to back in extremely muddy conditions which made life uncomfortable for the riders, teams and the bikes.

Dale finished seventh in both motos and managed to keep the bike on two wheels throughout the night which was a major challenge for all competitors in very trying race conditions.

“I got to say it wasn’t much fun out racing in those conditions. Most of the time it was more a matter of survival and keeping the bike out of the water rather than racing.”

“While it wasn’t the best result, at least I didn’t fall off and I was able to gain a few points on the riders in front of me in the championship,” Dale said.

The sentiment was echoed by Serco’s head technician, Michael Marty.

“For the past few rounds, Ford has been crashing or not finishing a moto due to bad luck so we reset the goals a little bit tonight to suit the conditions. So from that point of view, it was good, but we know Ford is better than that and he will pick it up next round.”

Dale has now moved to seventh overall in the series standings with two rounds remaining in the championship.

Serco Yamaha now head back to Australia for round six of the Monster Energy Super X to be held at Parramatta Stadium in Sydney.

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 Lites

Rider

Manufacturer

Results

Points

1st Matt Moss

Suzuki

2-1

47points

2nd Steven Clarke

Suzuki

1-4

43points

3rd PJ Larsen

KTM

3-2

42points

4th Cody Mackie

Kawasaki

5-3

36points

5th Luke Arbon

Kawasaki

6-6

30points

6th Ford Dale

Yamaha

7-7

28points

7th Ryan Marmont

KTM

10-5

27points

8th Craig Smith

Honda

9-10

23points

9th Kade Mosig

Honda

4-0

18points

10th Luke Styke

Yamaha

14-12

16points

LITES – Top ten championship standings
1. P J LARSEN - JDR Motorex KTM: 252
2. Matt MOSS - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 248
3. Ryan MARMONT - JDR Motorex KTM: 203
4. Cody MACKIE - Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning:172
5. Steven CLARKE - Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 154
6. Lawson BOPPING - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 142
7. Ford DALE – Serco Yamaha: 133
8. Josh CACHIA – Coastal KTM MX Rad: 125
9. Luke STYKE – GTYR Rockstar Yamaha:119
10. Robbie MARSHALL – Yamaha: 117

Credits: 
Jeff Crow / Sport Library
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