Kirk Gibbs looking to step up the tempo at Appin this weekend.
Jake Moss back in the Serco colours and ready to open his championship account.
Ford Dale is ready to cash in on his blazing speed.

SERCO YOSHIMURA YAMAHA AT FULL STRENGTH FOR APPIN

31 Mar 2011

The return of Jake Moss and fully fit and raring to go Kirk Gibbs and Ford Dale see the Serco Yoshimura Yamaha Team at full strength for round two of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals to be held at Appin Raceway, south of Sydney this weekend.

The weekend will mark the first appearance of Jake Moss in Serco colours in 2011 after a shoulder injury sustained at a German Supercross late last year has left him on the sidelines, until now. The hard charging rider has spent the last few months in recovery mode and while not back to 100%, the shoulder is ready to go and he has been back on the bike in recent weeks.

Moss, from Sussex Inlet, only a few hours south of the Appin Circuit is excited about his return to racing, to Serco and at what is his home town event.

“There is nothing worse than watching a race you are supposed to be in,” Moss offered after being track side at round one. “But, considering the injury, the recovery process has been pretty good and now it’s just a matter of building track time and race conditioning.”

“I only have missed one round and with this being a 36 race championship; there is plenty of time to get back to full race speed. I have set some modest goals for this weekend, but look forward to getting back into racing at a track that is close to home and with my friends and family watching,” Moss finishes.

The three week layoff since round one has seen Kirk Gibbs fine tune his racing skills at a local event in Queensland. Gibbs hit round one of the Sunshine State Series at Warwick and took a wheel perfect four wins from four starts and sees it as the perfect preparation heading into the Appin round.

“With all the wet weather at the start of the year, it was really hard to get some actual race time because of all the cancellations. The Warwick event is great for me as I got behind a start gate, rode on a rough and challenging track against some good opposition. I feel much better for the hit out and I’m ready to go this weekend,” Gibbs states confidently.

Ford Dale hasn’t exactly been sitting on the couch either. With close mate Dean Ferris, Dale went on a riding safari in Western New South Wales and hit up a wide range of tracks and conditions. The two thrill seekers rode wherever and whenever they could and challenged each other to go faster and harder during their training sessions.

Dale again showed blistering speed at the opening round and for round two the goal is to get some consistency into his racing and bring home a podium result.

“I like to ride a lot and Dean is the same as me, so we decided to get on the road and hunt out some good tracks where the weather wouldn’t be an issue.”

“ I have done most of my training on a 450 and I feel that helps me when stepping back onto the 250. It gives me a bit better strength and also makes me think a little more on the track and cut out the silly mistakes,” Dale said.

Action starts at Appin Raceway at 8.30am and for more information, please visit; www.mxnationals.com.au

Current Points Standings
Pro Lites

1 Matt Moss - 94 Points
2 Brenden Harrison - 72 Points
3 Josh Cachia - 66 Points
4 Cody Mackie - 60 Points
5 Phil Nicoletti - 57 Points
6 Kirk Gibbs - 55 Points
7 Daniel McCoy - 52 Points
8 Kade Mosig - 49 Points
9 Ford Dale - 49 Points
10 Luke Styke - 46 Points

SERCO YOSIMURA YAMAHA MULTIMEDIA
The Serco Yoshimura Yamaha team had a photographer and film crew at the opening round of the MX Nationals in Broadford. To relive all the action from round one with the Serco Team, please click on the link: http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/multimedia/video/racing/serco-yamaha-broadford-round-1

A web gallery will also be added in the coming days with images that are free to download and use for team sponsors and media.

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