MOTOCROSS: AUS: Serco Yamaha final round notes

SERCO YAMAHA'S TAYLOR WINS AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS TITLE Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor has won the Maxxis Australian Motocross Pro Lites Championship title after finishing third overall at the final round of the series at Queensland's Conondale ...

SERCO YAMAHA'S TAYLOR WINS AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS TITLE

Serco Yamaha's Cameron Taylor has won the Maxxis Australian Motocross Pro Lites Championship title after finishing third overall at the final round of the series at Queensland's Conondale circuit today.

Taylor entered the round with a forty three point lead and secured the title after finishing seventh in the opening thirty minute race of the day.

Taylor wrapped up his first national pro lites motocross championship since winning the title back in 1993 and is all the sweeter as it is the first for his Serco Yamaha team who entered the national championship in 2001 and have finished runner up on two occasions.

In the opening race of the day Taylor got an average start and rode a defensive race doing what he needed to finish the race and secure the title without mistake.

After the euphoria of winning his first national motocross title in twelve years settled it was down to business in the second race where he showed sensational form finishing second hot on the heels of Cody Cooper.

Taylor was overcome with joy and insisted his success be attributed to the hard work and dedication of his Brisbane based team.

"It is an awesome feeling," Taylor said. "I really can't thank Gavin Eales and the guys at Serco Yamaha enough for their hard work and dedication this year.

"My race result in the first race was not great but I did what I needed to get the job done.

"I was conscious of throwing it away and probably rode a lot more cautiously than I normally would.

"I am really happy I have given Serco their first major championship crown and now it is on to securing the Supercross title as well.

After damaging ligaments in his ankle at Penguin last month Taylor's team mate Robbie Marshall returned from injury today riding a very cautious first race to finish twelfth.

After getting a feel for the rutty track Marshall stepped up a gear in the second moto and fought his way through the field to finish sixth.

Taylor finished the round in third place behind Cody Cooper and Luke Burkhart while his Marshall finished xx overall for the round

Team Owner Gavin Eales said it was a tremendous achievement for such a young team.

"No one person in the Serco Yamaha team is responsible for this achievement," Eales said. "It is a family effort and the reason we won this championship is because this team operates as a family.

"I am extremely proud of everyone and I am honoured to have both of these riders in the team.

"We will celebrate tonight then we will turn our attention to preparing for the forthcoming Supercross Masters Series," Eales added.

The newly crowned Australian Motocross Champion will now aim to join the elite few who have successfully won both Motocross and Supercross titles when he commences defense of the Australian Supercross Masters title he won last year.

The 2005 Australian Supercross Masters gets underway at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday 23rd July.

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