Serco Yamaha Dominate Warwick Motocross Brisbane-based Motocross team Serco Yamaha dominated the pro lites category at the second round of the Shell Sunstate Series at Warwick on Sunday with riders Robbie Marshall and Cameron Taylor finishing...
Serco Yamaha Dominate Warwick Motocross
Brisbane-based Motocross team Serco Yamaha dominated the pro lites category at the second round of the Shell Sunstate Series at Warwick on Sunday with riders Robbie Marshall and Cameron Taylor finishing first and second on the podium.
Taylor, fresh from competing in the Victorian Supercross Championships on Saturday evening made it to the track in time to get in a few practice laps before winning the first moto ahead of team-mate Robbie Marshall, Andrew Gray and Danny Anderson.
In the second moto it was Marshall who took victory ahead of Taylor after a bad start from an outside gate saw the current Supercross champion forced to fight his way back from twenty-second on the opening lap to second at the chequered flag.
Marshall was second off the start and quickly took the lead on the opening lap of the race. By mid race Marshall had pulled away from the rest of the field and held a commanding fifteen second lead.
Taylor fought hard and strategically moved his was up through the pack to finish second which left the two Serco riders tied on point at the end of the day. Marshall's first place in the second moto awarded him first place on the podium with Taylor second overall.
Marshall said his off season training program was paying off in race elements.
"It feels great to get a win under my belt before Wonthaggi," Marshall said.
"Both Cameron and I have been training hard throughout the off season and it good to see it is paying off on the track.
"Competing in selected rounds of the Sunstate Series has been the key to my preparation for the national series, it has enabled me to get out and test my race fitness and see what areas I need to improve on before we get serious." Marshall added.
As final preparation for the Maxxis Outdoor Motocross Championship the twenty-one year old from Ipswich will compete round three of the Shell Sunstate Series at his local Ipswich track, Tivoli Motocross Park in two weeks time.
Team-mate Cameron Taylor will miss the third round opting to participate in a season launch of the Maxxis Outdoor Motocross Championship at Wonthaggi on Friday 11th March instead.
"Competing in two rounds of the Shell Sunstate Series has been fantastic preparation for me," Taylor said.
"The rough track at Warwick provided some great testing in the lead up to the opening round of the national series as the two tracks are very similar.
"With all the extra training I have been doing including rounds of the Victorian Supercross Series, I can't wait for the season to get underway," Taylor said.