Following a three week break the Kawasaki team are refreshed and ready to go for round four of the Motul MX Nationals.
By Hayden Gregory
Leading the charge will be MX1 rider Matt Moss who sits just 13 points off the overall lead in fourth place. Moss has enjoyed the transition to the National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki Race team and his 2016 Kawasaki KX450F.
“In the big scheme of the championship, 13 points is nothing,” Moss said. “There’s a group of four riders, including myself, who have become established as the riders to beat, so now it’s a matter of putting myself in a good position every race and giving it everything I have.”
Moss will be joined in the premier class by Kade Mosig who spent the time off recovering from a nasty crash at Broadford. It was initially thought that Mosig had broken his pelvis before x-rays cleared any serious damage,.
“I took quite a big hit to the back and tore my abductor muscle, but I’ve recovered really well and I’m ready for Murray Bridge,” he confirmed. “Despite a perfect pre-season, this year hasn’t gone to plan and after dropping a moto at Broadford I’ve got to claw my way back up the ladder. We’ll keep trying to improve every week and build as we go.”
In the MX2 class, Jake Moss will continue to lay his claim as one of the championship contenders. Jake is currently tied for third place, 11 points off the overall lead.
“Every year we’ve been to Murray Bridge has been a little bit different, but as far as the championship goes I want to be that guy at the front now,” Moss commented. “I feel I have the speed and the confidence to make that happen. I’ve had a couple of great weeks of training, so I’m ready to make it happen on Sunday.”
The much anticipated fourth round of the Motul MX Nationals will kick off at Murray Bridge, South Australia, this Sunday, May 22.