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Two of the Kiwis at Appin

Australian MX Champs 2014

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Rhys Carter is in a buoyant mood entering Appin

Team Motul Suzuki teammate Rhys Carter is also in a buoyant mood entering Appin - a circuit that he favours on the calendar - after coming off a standout performance at the season-opening event a fortnight ago. 

The Kiwi rookie was elevated to fifth overall at Broadford following an initial timing and scoring miscalculation, which comes as an added confidence boost in what is his first year in the premier MX1 category. 

"It kind of shocked me where I ended up at Broadford," Carter commented from his base in New Zealand. "Finishing in the top five overall there definitely gives me confidence for this weekend and Appin is a circuit that I like - it was one of my best rounds last year. 

"I'm really looking forward to the round, so with two extra weeks on the bike things are going to plan. It has been raining a lot here, but I've ridden a few times and am feeling more and more comfortable on the RM-Z450 each time I ride it," he concluded.

Kayne Lammont was the stand-out rider at round one in the MX2 class - Credit: Aaryn Minerds

In line with the famous Husqvarna brand’s position as one of the pioneers of motocross, several young factory and factory support riders made a big impression at the series opener, most notably Kiwi Kayne Lamont who dominated the MX2 category with two race wins and a second. 

“I've done a little more testing since the last round and we've made some gains from it, but I've also been crook again." Lamont admitted. "Last time I was battling with my appendix, this time it’s been with flu-like symptoms, so I've been in the wars. 

"I had a ride today though and I feel okay, and Appin is quite similar to home with the natural hills, so, nothing too different. I'm just happy to be leading. Three good starts were a huge factor in our races, and I stayed upright which is another bonus. 

"I'm hoping for a similar result at Appin, then I hope I can get on the bike and train a bit more leading up to the round at Wonthaggi.” 

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