ADAM MONEA CHARGES TO SECOND OVERALL IN HORSHAM MX NATIONALS

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Adam Monea has once again proved why he is a revelation in the 2012 Monster Energy Drink MX Nationals MX2 class series, charging from last place to secure second overall for the day in the final race of the day yesterday, to score 1st, 2nd and 5th place results.

Monea started the day strong, qualifying third fastest in the thick mud aboard his Zero Seven Motorsports RM-Z250. In the first of the ‘back to back’ format races, Monea started well, moving into the lead past Josh Cachia early and never looked back. His best time of 2:07.914 almost a full two seconds faster than Cachia’s and over five seconds faster than the best of Brendan Harrison in third. When Moto 2 began, Monea recovered from an average 8th place start, to slot into second, with Cachia this time finishing on top.

With the opening sprint races, historically proving to be his weakness, Monea headed into the final 30 minute moto, confident he had the speed to win his first overall event in two years. Unfortunately a tangle going into the rough and rutted Horsham first turn, saw Monea on the ground, with a lot of work to do. Despite the treacherous conditions, he put the hammer down, passing 11 riders in the first lap to move into 13th position, then continued to pick off some of the best in the country lap after lap, to move into 3rd position by the 20 minute mark. With just two laps until the finish, the conditions bit Monea once again, hard. His feet caught ruts on the take off of a large tabletop jump, throwing him off the bike in spectacular fashion. Luckily however, he was not seriously hurt and managed to recover for a 5th place finish and secure 2nd overall for the day, his best result for the season.

‘I felt really strong all day today. I just felt so comfortable on the bike. I really can’t thank Powelly (Steve Powell) enough for his support this year. My RM-Z250 really is amazing; it makes my job so much easier.”

The result was enough to boost Monea from seventh to fifth overall in the MX2 Class Championship Standings with three rounds to go. Monea’s program however, he maintains will not change. “I’ve been running the same program all year around so I don’t have any plans to change anything. Each event I’ve just been trying to limit making small mistakes and put the entire event together. Today we came closer but I’m really keen to get onto the top step before the season is out!” Monea said.

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MX2 Overall Results:


1. Josh Cachia 72


2. Adam Monea 63


3. Ford Dale 57


4. Kade Mosig 54


5. Luke Styke 47 


6. Brenden Harrison 44


7. Justin McDonald 37


8. Luke Arbon 36


9. Scott Columb 34


10. Joel Milesevic 32


MX2 Championship Standings (after 7 of 10 rounds):


1. Luke Styke 421


2. Ford Dale 385


3. Josh Cachia 368


4. Kade Mosig 337


5. Adam Monea 327


6. Cheyne Boyd 319


7. Kirk Gibbs 301


8. Justin McDonald 261


9. Scott Columb 249


10. Lewis Woods 242