Luke Styke on his to his ninth round win of the season on his Serco Yamaha

Styke Slams Home Serco’s Perfect MX Nats Season

2 Sep 2013

Luke Styke added the final piece of the puzzle and round out a sensational, almost never to be repeated season, for the factory supported Serco Yamaha MX2 team at the final round of the 2013 MX Nationals at Coolum on the weekend.

Styke took his ninth round win for the year in his usual dominant fashion, taking P1 in qualifying and then winning both motos contested. He worked hard for his win in moto one, battling with local hero Brock Winston, before breaking away late in the race to take the win. He then smashed the field in race two.

Styke had already wrapped up the championship the week prior at round nine and was racing for pride at Coolum and to give his team the perfect season.

“I didn’t want to just ride around and back it in at the end of the year. I wanted to win the final round and give the team the result and the season they deserve,” said Styke.

“The Coolum track was in perfect condition and the changes they made to the circuit made it fun and challenging to race. The venue always makes for a great final round of the season and to win it after the year we have had so far, makes it even better.”

In short, the Serco Yamaha season tally reads like this; 2013 MX2 champions, victorious in all 10 rounds contested with Styke claiming the overall win at nine rounds and teammate Luke Clout taking the other win. In single races, the Serco team won 17 out of the 20 contested in 2013.

It was a complete domination of the MX2 championship and one that will long live in the memory of the Serco Yamaha team and their riders.

“We had a goal at the start of the year and we more than matched it,” said team crew chief Michael Marty. “To win as many races as we did and every round contested at the MX Nationals in 2013 has been amazing and it has been a dream run for us and our first championship victory since 2007.

“Everyone on the team went the extra step to ensure this year was a good one for us and no short cut was taken. Our riders stepped up, our sponsors stepped up and the support from Yamaha has been first class.

“It is going to be hard to top 2013 but we can always be better and we now move towards the Australian Supercross Championship with the hope of getting similar results, starting in Darwin in two weeks’ time.”

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For more information and a full list of results, go to www.mxnationals.com.au

Round 10 Results – Coolum
MX2
1st Luke Styke – 70 (Serco Yamaha)

2nd Brock Winston - 64
3rd Kale Makeham - 60
4th Rhys Carter - 56
5th Dylan Long - 51
6th Beau Ralston - 51
7th Ryan Marmont - 48
8th Kayne Lamont - 45
9th Kieran Scheele - 42
10th Peter Boyle – 42

Final Championship Standings
1st Luke Styke – 683 (Serco Yamaha)

2nd Kale Makeham - 564
3rd Brock Winston - 536
4th Ryan Marmont - 446
5th Dylan Long - 440
6th Rhys Carter - 407
7th Takeshi Katsuya - 398
8th Kayne Lamont - 392
9th Geran Stapleton - 349
10th Wade Hunter - 330

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Shayne Rice
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