Lamont Confident

Australian MX Champs 2014

maddix park mx  By: Aaryn Minerds

Red Bull WILsport NZ Racing's Kayne Lamont is confident that he can still win the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals MX2 championship despite taking a big hit in points leading into the mid season break.

Kiwi Kayne Lamont is aiming for the double in 2014 winning both the NZ and Aussie MX2 championships -Credit: Aaryn Minerds

Lamont entered the 2014 MX Nationals Championship fresh off the back of winning the 2014 New Zealand MX2 motocross championship and quickly made his intentions clear for the Aussie title taking a dominating round win at the season opener at Braodford. 

Round two did not go to plan for the Kiwi, but he quickly bounced back at round three in Wonthaggi, taking his second round win and continued on his winning for in the opening moto at Murray Bridge taking the race win. 

A first turn crash in the second moto at round four left him fighting through the field with an inspired ride leaving him with enough points to sneak onto the final step of the podium for the round and close in on championship points leader Serco Yamaha's Luke Clout. 

Disaster struck for Lamont on the eve of round five in Western Australia when he suffered a freak injury while laying in bed. 

"I injured my peck/shoulder the night before Wannaroo and was struggling right from practice/qualifying;" Lamont told for an interview that is now live in the Features section on the site. 

"In Race two I had just moved into 5th place and had a crash which wrenched my shoulder really bad and I was in some serious pain which is why I just rode round to finish the race. 

"I got Race Safe to check it out and I was very lucky to be out there in race 3 as they were not keen for me to ride at all due to lack of strength in my right arm, I managed to convince them after much discussion and basically came away with whatever points I could salvage. 

"I have had a scan and found I have fluid on my bicep tendon and potentially torn some scar tissue off my collar bone (previous injury).

Kayne Lamont has shown he is one of the hardest riders to beat in the MX2 field when he is on his A game in 2014 - Credit: Aaryn Minerds

With a five week break in the championship after the Wanneroo round, Lamont has spent the past couple of weeks recuperating back home in New Zealand is confident of being back at 100% and challenging for the MX2 title when he series resumes on the 29th of June at Swan Hill in Victoria. 

"I have been having intense physio treatment to help my shoulder/peck recover and have been forced to have at least two weeks off." Lamont continued. "Next week I hope to be back on the bike and if all goes well I will be back into some serious training/riding and working on a few technical things. 

"I just need to get back into my training routine, build up my fitness and stay healthy and I know what I can achieve when I am on form. If I ride like I did at round 3 of NZ Nationals then good things will come to. 

To read a full interview with Kayne Lamont CLICK HERE 

Top Image: Kayne Lamont was unstoppable at the opening round of the series at Broadford claiming the opening round win for the season 

Credit: Aaryn Minerds

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