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Lamont Slips Down MX2 Standings

Australian MX Champs 2014

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A freak injury suffered while laying in bed on the eve of the fifth round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals as seen MX2 championship contender Kayne Lamont slip from second to fifth in the championship standings. 

Heading into the weekend Lamont sat in second position in the championship race, just 12 points behind series leader, Serco Yamaha's Luke Clout. 

Unfortunately for the New Zealander leading down in his bed the night before the race, re-aggravated an injury he sustained to his collarbone as well as causing damage to his armpit and pectoral area. 

The Husqvarna backed rider tried his best to race through the pain on Sunday, however a crash in the second moto caused further damage leaving him to finish the round out in X spot and down in 5th place in the championship standings, some 37 points behind Clout. 

“I was getting down into bed the night before, and I leaned down on my elbow on my broken collarbone side, which jarred my armpit and my pec area." Lamont explained. "I was laying in bed rolling around in pain! 

"I battled away with it all day, but in the second I had a crash which completely stuffed it. It’s weird that something stupid like that destroyed my day. 

"The track was amazing, but I was in no condition to ride it. Lamont will now use the five week break in the series to continue healing and is confident he can still push for the 2014 MX2 title. 

"I'm fifth overall in the championship now, 37 off the lead, and 27 off second." Lamont continued. "It’s a bit of a kick in the guts for sure, but I’ve got to look past it - if it would have been Appin hard pack it would have been fine. 

"We were doing some figures last night and we reckon I can chase it down. These next two rounds that are coming up are very similar to home," he concluded. 

Top Image: Kayne Lamont battle through the pain at Wanneroo to pick up a handful of valuable championship points. 

Credit: Aaryn Minerds

 
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