National Pump Services Monster Energy Kawasaki team riders’ Adam Monea and Jake Moss are going all out to win this Sunday in Murray Bridge, SA for Round 4 of the Monster Energy MX Nationals.
The factory Kawasaki team is the in-form team of the season in the premier MX1 class, with both riders sitting inside the top four of the Australian Motocross Championship.
Both riders have already tasted wins this season, including an overall round win for Monea at the last round in Wonthaggi VIC, however neither seem prepared to sit back and take it easy this weekend.
“It’s time to leave Murray Bridge with a smile on my face. I’ve enjoyed my first-ever double victory there, but have had some bad luck recently with mechanical failures in recent years. I’m going to focus only on me and do the best I can to finish Sunday afternoon on the top step of the podium again and no, I’m not even worrying about the competition,” claimed Monea.
After suffering a broken tailbone before round three in Wonthaggi and riding with consistent pain, Jake Moss feels fresh from a two-week break and is ready to take it to his teammate, series leader and twin brother – Matt Moss and local boy – Kirk Gibbs this weekend.
“Murray Bridge is a great stop on the MX Nationals circuit, I’ve tasted great success there but never an overall round win. Now my tailbone’s healed up, I’m feeling better than ever to take it to the opposition and break down some ego’s. I’m honestly only focused on winning Moto’s and gaining valuable points on the other’s,” stated Moss.
Another local boy only focused on winning this weekend, is Monster Energy’s MX2 rider – Josh Cachia. After suffering severe injuries to both his wrists midway through the MX Nationals Championship last year, Josh has been fighting to get back to 100% all off-season and for the most of 2014.
Cachia was only able to start his season campaign at round three in Wonthaggi and unfortunately crashed in Moto 1, suffering a major concussion during his first race back.
“Wonthaggi was a tough come back, but I’ve got a strong history at my home event and really love the Murray Bridge track. I know it like the back of my hand and it’s really important to me to have all my friends and family cheering me on, after what’s been a really tough start to the year,” said Cachia.
“I’ve got a lot of points to make up if I’m going to be anywhere near the top of this Championship, so I’ll be focused on winning and getting my race fitness back to where I know it can be, as quickly as possible.” – Josh Cachia.
Round Four of the Monster Energy MX Nationals series will be held in Murray Bridge, South Australia this Sunday on May 18. For more information go to www.mxnationals.com.au.