Jay Marmont and his number one plated YZ450F
Serco Yamaha's Kirk Gibbs leads the way in the Pro Lite class
Ross Beaton sits in second place after two rounds of the Under 19 division

Yamaha Racing Takes Up the Fight At Broadford

28 Apr 2010

The national motocross tour blows into Broadford, Victoria this weekend for round three of the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals. All three of Yamaha’s supported racing teams have riders in podium positions across the three racing classes and are looking to gain more momentum in the rolling hills north of Melbourne.

Jay Marmont is making the trip to Broadford currently sitting in second place in the Pro Open championship, just 13 points away from the series leader. Marmont already has two race wins under his belt from the opening two rounds and is looking to turn the screws on his competition as the championship gets into the business end of the season.

“I am off to the exactly the kind of start I was looking for. I am well placed, injury free and starting to really fine some form on the bike. These middle rounds of the championship are where things really start to hot up and its time we turn the pressure up,” said a determined Marmont.

Team mate Cheyne Boyd currently lies in sixth places and if the 2009 season is anything to go by, the likeable Victorian is about to hit his stride. It was around this time in 2009 when Boyd went on a winning spree running up a seven moto winning streak to thrust himself back in contention and he hopes 2010 will bring him the same.

“I am always a slow starter to a championship and it’s about this time that things really start to click for me. I feel good on the practice track and ready to start climbing the leader  board,” Boyd said.

After a round winning performance at Canberra, Serco Yamaha’s Kirk Gibbs sees himself holding the red plate as the leader of the Pro Lite class after two rounds. Gibbs combined great starts with good starts and race smarts to take the Canberra round and it’s a combination he wants to stick with.

“Canberra was just the round I needed. It was so rewarding to get the result after putting in the hard yards in the off season. I have got my routine sorted out now and the bike is working awesome, so I plan on taking the same game plan into Broadford as I did in Canberra,” Gibbs offered.

Ford Dale is also on the charge and in between rounds, has contested the Queensland Motocross Championship where he won the Pro Lite class. He is beginning to show flashes of his brilliant best and the extra track time between the rounds sees him fit and ready to go.

“I got as much riding in as possible since Canberra and have done some local races back in Queensland to keep my eye in. I made some big improvement from round one to round two and hope for the trend to continue at round three in Broadford,” Ford offers.

Ross Beaton currently lies in second place in the Under 19 class after a series of consistent results at the opening two rounds. Beaton now knows it’s time to mount a charge on the leader and apply some heat to the others on the leader board.

“It’s time to go after some race wins. My start has been solid and I am well placed, but it’s time to lay down some good motos and get some race wins. I have worked hard between the rounds and feel I’m ready to win races.”

Luke Styke, the teams Pro Lite rider, also feels like he has made some gains since Canberra and is ready to move up from his current eighth place in the overall standings.

“I had a look at some photos and video of me riding at the opening two rounds and saw some technique issues that I wanted to address. Since then I have worked hard to get ruts and corners better and think I have made some gains. This weekend will be the test of that,” Styke said.

The action at Broadford kicks off at 8.30am where all three classes will have one long moto in the morning followed by two back to back sprint motos in the afternoon.

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