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GMR Motorex KTM riders shine at round two of NSW Motocross Championship

30-07-08

Round two of the Rockstar Energy Drink NSW MX Championship saw GMR Motorex KTM riders achieve top podium performances at the Port Macquarie complex, with four podiums in the two days of racing.

GMR Motorex KTM Racing’s Jason Reed won the 125cc 15 years class and placed second in the 250cc U-15 years.  Meanwhile, Reed’s team mate Sam Duncanson, made the trip down from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to enter the 250cc 13-U15 years class claiming the win, whilst placing third in the 125cc 13 to U15 years class.

Reed won both the 125cc and 250cc 15 years class at the opening round at Clarence, and was hoping to back up his winning streak with similar results at Port Macquarie.    Reed achieved his goal with a win in the 125cc class, but he had some stiff competition from Dylan Peterson in the 250cc 15 years class, and had to settle for second.

Reed comments, “I felt super comfortable in the 125cc racing but I was a little tight in the 250F racing, which gave Dylan Peterson an advantage.  Thankfully my consistency still sees me lead both Championship classes, with a nice buffer on points going into the final round at Cessnock next month.”

Sam enjoyed the second day of racing on his KTM 250F after excessive mud on the track was scraped away. "In race one I didn't get the best start but was able to move through the field quickly. I took the lead by doing 'double-triple-double'through the whoops which no one else was doing in my class which was a real advantage. In race two the pressure was on from Dylan Gosling and at one stage I nearly went over the bars when I hit a kicker, Gosling passed me but I got him back to take the race win. In race three, the rain just poured down, so after a bad start, I settled in for second behind Gosling which I was happy with. I picked up the win overall in the 250F class which was awesome."

Reed and his GMR Motorex KTM team mate, Sam Duncanson are both in a position to claim a Championship win in their respective classes.  Reed leads the 15 years 250F class on 144 points, ahead of Jake Ridley in second on 108 points, and he also leads the 15 years 125cc class on 125 points, ahead of Joshua Readman in second on 91 points.

Duncanson leads the 13-14 years 125cc class on 115 points over Josh Mellis in second on 105 points.  While in the 13-14 years 250F class Duncanson sits on equal points with Dylan Gosling, both riders are on 139 points.

Senior Motorex KTM Racer Tye Simmonds is also contending the final round where he hopes to make up points on Matt Moss in the Pro Open and Pro Lites Championship.  Moss leads the Pro Lites on 100 points with Tye Simmonds in second on 88 points, while Moss leads the Pro Open on 84.5 points and Tye Simmonds is in second on 64 points.

The final round of the 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink NSW MX Championship will take place August 23-24 at the Cessnock Motorcycle Complex.  Stay tuned to racing results at www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au and www.ktm.com.au