News 22 Jun 2009

Oz MX: Simmonds and KTM too strong in Wanneroo sand

Motorex KTM:

–     Round six
–     Australian Motocross Championship
–     Wanneroo WA
–     Racing format 3 x 15 minute motos in the Pro Lites
–     Event date 21 June 2009


Rider     Class    Bike    Home Town    State    Round result
Tye Simmonds    Pro Lites    KTM 250 SX-F    Bourke    NSW    1st
Kade Mosig    Pro Lites    KTM 250 SX-F    Pearcedale    VIC    4th
Jason Reed    Under 19s    KTM 250 SX-F    Tocal    NSW    15th


Rider     Class
Tye Simmonds    Pro Lites
Cheyne Boyd    Pro Open
Luke Styke    Under 19s


–       Sandy conditions

–       Slippery and difficult to pass


Tye Simmonds – Pro Lites

–       Round results 1-1-2 resulting in first overall for the round

–       Consistency paid off to win the round

Kade Mosig – Pro Lite

–       Recovering well to his hand injury earlier in the season

–       Round results 4-3-7 and now sits 15th in the series

–       Handled the sandy conditions very comfortably

Jason Reed – Under 19s

–       Started the round riding consistently, round results 17, 15 – DNF

–       Fell on a rocky surface in final moto, and was taken to hospital


Tye Simmonds Pro Lites

Moto 1.  “I got a horrible start in around 12th in my opening moto,” said Simmonds.  “But on the first lap I made a heap of passes, and made my way to the front of the field to take the win.

Moto 2.  “My start was a little better in the second moto, I was in around eighth, but thankfully by the second straight I passed most of the guys and took the lead.   I think my technique of scrubbing a lot lower than most of the field really paid off.     I passed series leader Matt Moss on the first lap, and then he crashed, so I had little competition right to the finish line.

Moto 3.  “ I didn’t get a good start again in my final moto, but I worked my way to third pretty quickly.  I got stuck behind Brendan Harrison, and found passing a little difficult.  I still held my own, and by the chequered flag I was in second behind Mossy.

“I’m stoked because I have moved into second in the Pro Lites Championship, although it is only by two points it goes to show my consistency is really paying off.    I think coming over to Perth early to train with Motorex KTM Racing really helped me out.  And I also got to practice a lot with Matt Moss, and he always keeps me on the pace, so that all contributed to my success at Wanneroo.

“We have a pretty big break now until the next round at Lakes, so between rounds I have decided to get into a bit of recreational racing, and I’m going to enter the Hattah Desert Race for a bit of fun.”

Kade Mosig Pro Lites

Moto 1. “I got a bad start, in my opening moto, and then Matt Moss went down in front of me on a turn, and I nearly ran over him,” said  Mosig.   “I still held my own, and rode consistently to come home in fourth.  I felt really good on the track, it was rough and sandy, which is what I’m used to but the front runners still set a much faster pace, so I need to work on regaining my speed since my accident to match them.

Moto 2.  “I got a better start in my second moto, and tried to find a good flow.   I found myself fighting the bike a little bit, but I still managed to finish in third.

Moto 3. “I was pleased to get a good start in the final moto, but I struggled a little bit to find good rhythm.   I was holding my own, but then Dean Ferris crashed in front of me which put me off a little, but I got around him, and finished in sixth by the finish.  I was a little disappointed in this race, but I was still really pleased that my hand injury that took me out early in the series wasn’t causing me any havoc.

“Leading up to the next round at Lake Macquarie I’m hitting the road for a bit of travelling.  I’m going out to Bourke to ride with my team mate, Tye Simmonds, and then I’m heading to Newcastle to ride with Craig Anderson, and do some testing and training with him, he is local to the area, and training with him can only work in my favour.”

Jason Reed Under 19s

Jason Reed was taken to hospital in final moto after falling on a rocky surface.  At the time this race report was distributed Jason was not available for quotes.  Updates on Jason’s injury level will be reported on, however Motorex KTM Race Team Manager, Ross McWatters suspects it will only be major bruising, as it was paramedics who insisted he go to hospital, not Jason.

ROSS MCWATTERS Race Team Manager

“Motorex KTM had a great race meeting at Wanneroo in the Pro Lites, with Tye Simmonds taking the overall with two wins, and a second, said McWatters.  “ Tye now moves into second place in the Championship, and 20 points separate Tye and series leader Matt Moss, as the title moves back east.

“The next round will be at Lakes in NSW, and both Kade and Tye really like that track, so we’re hopefully of Tye closing the gap on Mossy further.

“Kade was also very strong at Wanneroo just missing out on a podium, he is getting closer to 100 percent every week, and I hope he can challenge for a win at the next round.

“The team has worked very hard over the last few weeks with Tye and Kade both training and testing all week with their Motorex KTM mechanics to get ready for the sand.   I have to thank all the guys in the team for their efforts.   Glen Makepeace our truck driver for staying on the road, and keeping everyone going, Mick Carusi, Kade’s mechanic, and Ken Wheeler for some excellent suspension work, and Ian Wright for preparing the motors for this event – they performed perfectly all weekend in what I consider the toughest track in Australia.

“Dunlop supplied us some new Geomax tyres for Tye to use this weekend, and they really helped in the sandy conditions.  We have a few weeks off, and we plan to test and train with the boys to go into the last two rounds in the best possible position.

“Unfortunately Jason Reed had a fall in the last moto, and was taken to hospital to be checked out.   Paramedics insisted he go once he was on the flat bed, but Jason wanted to get up.  Understandably they have to follow regulations, as Jason did fall pretty hard on a rocky surface.   I’m still waiting on final news from doctors on his condition, but it’s likely he is just bruised and battered with no breaks.    Our goal is to get Jason a wildcard entry into the Pro Lites for Lakes if he is fit and able.”



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