The KTM Amateur Cup Class had their second hit out for the year at the Nowra Motoplex yesterday in front of thousands of spectators, as part of the sixth instalment of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals.
The class which allows riders who don’t race full time to race for their own championship, provided plenty of excitement yesterday, with riders extending their points lead and racing to break through podium results.
When riders qualified yesterday morning, it was a familiar sight with KTM’s Brad Polsoni emerging as the early man to beat, taking the top time with a 1:47.247 lap, ahead of Kerrod Morrissy (KTM) and Connor Cook (Yamaha).
When the first race got underway for the KTM Amateur Cup class yesterday, it was the number 71 KTM machine of Morrissy that launched out of the gates and in to the first turn with the lead, but it didn’t take long for Polsoni to assert his authority.
After only a single lap, Polsoni made the pass on Morrissy for the lead, treating thousands of spectators who watched on as the riders fought for the top spot.
With three laps in the books, Polsoni had completely checked out once again, while Morrissy fought hard to keep his fellow KTM rider in his sights in second position, followed by Joel Newton who continued to circulate in third.
With only a handful of laps remaining, it became clear the Polsoni’s form simply couldn’t be matched, stretching his lead out to an impressive five seconds, allowing his opponents to fight for positions behind him.
And when the chequered flag flew Polsoni maintained his undefeated score card, taking the race one KTM Australian Amateur Cup win from Morrissy, who raced to second, followed by William Angel (KTM) who passed Newton in the closing stages of the moto to collect third.
In the final race of the day for the KTM Australian Amateur Cup Competitors, once again Polsoni proved why he’s a league above the rest.
After moving in to the lead straight after the gate dropped, Polsoni did not look back, and when the chequered flag flew for the final time yesterday, the KTM rider took an unchallenged race win ahead of closest rival Morrissy. Kawasaki rider Jake Mead finished in third place, fourth place in the final race of the day was taken by Trent Brochtrup (Kawasaki) while Daniel Jones completed the top five.
With Polsoni undefeated for the second time this year, once gain the KTM rider took the KTM Australian Amateur Cup round honours at Nowra. Second spot on the podium was Morrissy, while third place was snatched up by William Angel who’s consistent 3rd and 7th place finishes paid off.
“It’s really cool to go undefeated once again, and it’s great for the confidence that’s for sure,” Polsoni shared.
“With the last round coming up and it being Kerrod’s home track, it’s nice to have that big points lead and have a bit of a buffer.
“When I started racing the Amateur class this year I didn’t really think I’d be in this position. I’m always looking for a good finish but to be undefeated so far is awesome.
“I’m taking it step by step, and race by race at the moment – I’m a first year apprentice so I’m doing the best I can to get to the races and it’s definitely paying off taking another win today”
KTM Australian Amateur Cup Round 6 results
1) Brad Polsoni 70 points
2) Kerrod Morrissy 64 points
3) William Angel 54 points
4) Joel Newton 53 points
5) Trent Brochtrup 50 points
6) Daniel Jones 50 points
7) Connor Cook 49 points
8) Jake Mead 48 points
9) Zac Williams 47 points
10) Lachlan Holroyd 44 points
KTM Australian Amateur Cup Championship standings
1) Brad Polsoni 140 points
2) Kerrod Morrissy 126 points
3) Joel Newton 101 points
4) Connor Cook 100 points
5) Justin Hill 83 points
6) Joshua Melis 62 points
7) Daniel Figueroa 61 points
8) Dean De Fazio 56 points
9) Lachy Steen 55 points
10) William Angel 41 points