TAYLOR EDGES CLOSER TO CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor has extended his championship lead to forty-three points after finishing third at the penultimate round of the Maxxis Australian Motocross Championship in Adelaide ...
TAYLOR EDGES CLOSER TO CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor has extended his championship lead to forty-three points after finishing third at the penultimate round of the Maxxis Australian Motocross Championship in Adelaide today.
Taylor won the first thirty minute moto in spectacular style after a first corner incident left him back in tenth place.
The Serco Yamaha rider worked his way through the front runners then passed race leader Warren Smart on the final lap of the race to take the win ahead of Smart and third placed Ryan Marmont.
During the moto Taylor got dirt in his right eye that required flushing by paramedics following the race.
The Victorian rider rode a courageous second race with poor visibility after scratches to his right eye sustained in race one caused it to water throughout race.
With blurred vision Taylor was forced to ride cautiously as he struggled to pick out ruts and lines on the Gilman track.
Taylor finished fifth behind race winner Cody Cooper, Luke Burkhart, Warren Smart and Ryan Marmont.
Taylor said he while he was disappointed he couldn't challenge properly in the second moto he was happy with his overall results.
"In the overall scheme of things it was a great day for the team," Taylor said. "We have increased our championship lead and in reality all we need to do is show up next weekend at Conondale and the championship is ours.
"I was disappointed I couldn't achieve the goal I set myself today, I have won overalls and won moto's this year but not a clean sweep of an event. Unfortunately with blurred vision I had to ride a bit cautiously in the second race today and still haven't achieved that goal.
Cody Cooper won today's round and despite tying on points with Warren Smart for second overall Taylor was awarded third after the count back rule was applied.
Taylor and his Brisbane based team now lead the championship by forty-three points with one round remaining at Queensland's Conondale circuit next weekend.