MOTOCROSS: AUS: Serco Yamaha Coolum summary

FOUR OUT OF FOUR PODIUMS FOR SERCO YAMAHA Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor is the most consistent rider in the Maxxis Australian Motocross Championship, a third place at Coolum today sees him as the only rider in his class to finish on the podium...

FOUR OUT OF FOUR PODIUMS FOR SERCO YAMAHA

Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor is the most consistent rider in the Maxxis Australian Motocross Championship, a third place at Coolum today sees him as the only rider in his class to finish on the podium in all four rounds of the championship to date.

Taylor finished second in the opening race after a small off on the second last lap opened the door for Suzuki's Luke Burkhart to sneak through and take the win.

Taylor's team-mate Robbie Marshall put in a tremendous effort after crashing on the opening lap. The twenty-one year old Queensland rider fought back from dead last passing an incredible twenty eight riders to finish twelfth.

A bad start in the second race left Taylor in twentieth position and over fifteen seconds off the leaders.

The series leader fought back to finish fifth while his team mate Robbie Marshall who was battling the flu all weekend finished 13th.

KTM's Ryan Marmont won the second race, Honda rider Warren Smart was second and KTM's Daniel McCoy was third.

Taylor said poor starts prevented him extending his championship lead.

"Today was the best I've ridden in a long time," Taylor said. "Unfortunately it was the worst I have ever started.

"I know I am fit and I know I am fast, if I can get my starts right I know I can win.

Marmont won the round ahead of team-mate Daniel McCoy with Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor third.

Team owner Gavin Eales said he was confident his riders could both pull off a win once they get on top of their starts.

"If we can start at the front we can win," Eales said. "Both riders are racing well they just keep having to come from so far back because their starts are letting them down.

Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor leads the pro lites championship on 156 points ahead of Ryan Marmont on 140 points and Daniel McCoy on 118 points.

Round five of the Maxxis Australian Motocross Championship will be held at Newcastle Motocross Track on Sunday 22nd April.

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