News 9 Nov 2009

Oz SX: Kawasaki riders advance positions after Canberra


Although the hard packed Canberra track was not overly suited to KRT’s Craig Anderson and Luke Arbon, both riders still managed to advance a position on the leader board at the 4th round of the Monster Energy SuperX at Canberra on Sat 7 November.

Open rider Craig Anderson qualified well in 4th place on his KX450F and looked on track to finish inside the top 5 at Canberra. The hard packed conditions, unsuited to Craig’s aggressive style of riding, prevented the twelve time Australian Champion from finishing inside the top 5. Craig still finished inside the top ten with his 8-9-9 results throughout the three moto finals leaving him in 9th position overall for the round. Craig’s consistent points haul throughout the Monster Energy SuperX series advances him to 8th place overall in the Championship.

Craig says, “I qualified well but I didn’t feel like I could ride to my full potential on the hard track. It’s still good to take away points and move up the ladder. I’m looking forward to moving even further up the leader board at Parramatta in front of a home crowd.”

Proving he is yet to show his true potential in the series, young Lites rider Luke Arbon moves inside the top ten in the Championship even though he suffered a DNF in one of his final motos at Canberra. Luke’s 10-DNF-8 result at the 4th round still gave the 17 year old enough points to advance him to 10th overall in the Championship. The unfortunate DNF came about from a final corner incident where Luke was hit from behind by another rider.

KRT Manager Brett Whale says, “It was certainly a tough weekend for Kawasaki at Canberra. We are definitely looking forward to the Sydney round this coming weekend. Ando should put on a good show in front of a home crowd.”

KRT’s Craig Anderson and Luke Arbon will be racing for even more Championship points at the 5th round of the 2009 Monster Energy SuperX Championships at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday 14 November.