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Faith Falls, Styke Strikes, Hill on Top

Australian Supercross

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Gavin Faith flops over on the last lap and hands win to Styke, while the Josh Hill and Weston Peick lead an American one-two.
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Josh Hill, Luke Styke and Jay Wilson claimed triumphant victories in a thrilling Mount Gambier round of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship, marking ASX’s return to South Australia for the first time in five years.

The opening SX-Open heat was won by Matt Moss (Motul Pirelli Suzuki), trailed closely by American import Weston Peick (Carlton Dry Honda), with Sam Martin (InsureMyRide/H&H/DPH Motorsport Suzuki) getting the better of Kade Mosig (CDR Yamaha) for third.

Heat two of the 450s belonged to Jake Moss (Campbell Mining Suzuki) ahead of another American in Josh Hill (InsureMyRide/H&H/DPH Motorsport Suzuki) and hometown hero Kirk Gibbs (Motorex KTM). Top qualifying Daniel McCoy, teammate to Gibbs, was fourth.

The first of the SX-Lites heats was topped by Brenden Harrison (Choice Motorsports KTM) from Taylor Potter (Honda) and series leader Luke Styke (Serco Yamaha). Gavin Faith (Carlton Dry Honda) won the second over Ryan Marmont (Raceline Pirelli Suzuki) and South Australian Luke Arbon (Serco Yamaha).

Under 19s heat one was topped by Jake Donaher, with Jett Anderson and Bailey Coxon completing the top three. Jake Emanuelli (Raceline Pirelli Suzuki), on debut with the team, won heat two ahead of Jay Wilson (GYTR Yamaha) and Joel Wightman (Yamaha).

The Junior Lites category marked the first main event of the evening, won by Brock McLeary (KTM), with Wilson Todd (Yamaha) and Jordan Hill (KTM) rounding out the podium.

In the Under 19s main event it was Wilson who opened the season with victory, fending off a mid-race charge from Emanuelli, with Corey James (Berry Sweet/Lucas Oil Yamaha) rounding out the podium.

“It was great, I haven’t had that good of a day, but it’s great to get it done in the finals,” Wilson said. “I can’t give it up enough to GYTR Yamaha and the whole team – I can’t thank them enough. We’ve got the red plate now, that’s a first, so we’ll keep charging along from here.”

Styke won a thrilling 15-lap Lites main event, handed the victory with just a few corners to go after Faith crashed out of a comfortable lead. The podium was Styke ahead of Harrison and a charging Marmont, who bounced back from a first lap fall.

It was a second consecutive win for Styke, breaking the points lead between him and Faith, extending him a seven-point lead in the process.

“They say it’s not over until it’s over, it shows never to give up,” Styke said. “Hats off to Gavin, he rode an awesome race but made a silly mistake on the last lap. I rode my own race, made some mistakes early, but hats off to Serco Yamaha, it’s awesome.”

Harrison was elated with his first podium of the season, boosting him inside the top 10 in the series at the halfway point.

“I can’t thank Choice Motorsports KTM enough,” Harrison said. “I’m just so happy, hard work pays off and this is the best feeling ever. It’s my second race meeting and nearly two years, but I just need seat time and to enjoy myself – I cannot wait for the next race now.”

Marmont’s race was a memorable one, the former champion showing signs of his title-winning form, and landing on the podium for the second time in three rounds.

“I tucked the front-end, it was a silly mistake and cost me big time, but we’re still on the podium and in the championship,” Marmont said. “I did a lot of homework after Darwin, spent a lot of time on the bike, and unfortunately I couldn’t put it all in place. Anyway, we’ll come back strong next week.”

The top five was completed by a disappointed Faith, with standout Honda privateer Taylor Potter fifth. TM Racing Australia’s Nick Sutherland scored an impressive sixth upon switching to the two-stroke for this weekend.

Tune Tech Racing KTM’s Kale Makeham was an early casualty for the evening, transported to hospital with a suspected shoulder injury in the heat races.

The SX-Open main event was a thriller, with Matt Moss holeshotting and leading early, before a heavy crash bumped him to the bottom half of the top 10. That handed the lead to Hill, who soldiered on to win convincingly from Peick in an American 1-2 and Jake Moss, who kept his perfect podium run in tact.

“I got a second place start, was pacing myself behind Matt waiting for a mistake cos he was making a lot but wasn’t losing time,” Hill said. “He ended up going down, so from there I rode my own race, my bike started to detonate a bit, but I rode it out.”

Peick was satisfied with second, resulting in his second podium of the season and retaining third in the standings – eight points from Matt Moss in the lead.

“I was trying to keep it consistent,” Peick said. “I didn’t get the start, both Moss’s went down, but I kept it straight and smooth so it was awesome. I’m really thankful for everybody who’s helped me get here.”

Jake Moss recovered from a crash while running second to seal third, now four points in arrears of his twin brother in the series.

“I played it too easy at the start, I knew the track would bit you, which we saw with Matt,” Jake said. “Hill definitely slowed down mid-race, but unfortunately I got caught up with a lapper and went down. Three in a row on the box now, so that’s what I’ve got to keep doing.”

Matt Moss recovered to fifth behind McCoy, holding onto his championship lead over Jake and Peick. Meanwhile, Hill climbed to fourth, 10 points off of Moss.

Behind Moss in sixth at Mount Gambier was Hill’s teammate Martin after an entertaining dice with Mosig, while defending champion Marmont, another crasher in the attrition-filled final salvaged eighth. The top 10 was rounded out by rising stars Jacob Wright (Honda) and Hayden Mellross (Carlton Dry Honda).

The series will resume next weekend at Phillip Island, the double-header alongside the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Victoria.

1. Josh Hill
2. Weston Peick
3. Jake Moss
4. Daniel McCoy
5. Matt Moss
6. Sam Martin
7. Kade Mosig
8. Jay Marmont
9. Jacob Wright
10. Hayden Mellross

1. Luke Styke
2. Brenden Harrison
3. Ryan Marmont
4. Gavin Faith
5. Taylor Potter
6. Nickolas Sutherland
7. Luke Arbon
8. Dylan Long
9. Kayne Lamont
10. Tristen Cachia

(After 3 of 6 rounds)
1. Matt Moss...................66
2. Jake Moss..................62
3. Weston Peick.............58
4. Josh Hill......................56
5. Daniel McCoy..............49
6. Jay Marmont................48
7. Kade Mosig.................40
8. Sam Martin..................34
9. Kirk Gibbs....................31
10. Lawson Bopping........28

(After 3 of 6 rounds)
1. Luke Styke......................72
2. Gavin Faith......................65
3. Ryan Marmont................58
4. Luke Arbon.....................48
5. Dylan Long......................48
6. Nick Sutherland...............42
7. Taylor Potter....................40
8. Kayne Lamont................39
9. Brenden Harrison............31
10. Kale Makeham............. 31

Under 19s main event results:
3. Corey JAMES
7. Jesse McNALLY
8. Tim O’BRIEN
9. Bailey COXON
10. Jordan WATERS
11. James BROWN
12. Elijah WIESE
13. Izak MAULE

Under 19s championship standings (after three of six rounds):
1. Jay WILSON 25
2. Jake EMANUELLI 22
3. Corey JAMES 20
4. Joel WIGHTMAN 18
5. Jett ANDERSON 16
6. Jake DONAHER 15
7. Jesse McNALLY 14
8. Tim O’BRIEN 13
9. Bailey COXON 12
10. Jordan WATERS 11
11. James BROWN 10
12. Elijah WIESE 9
13. Izak MAULE 8

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