Here’s some video footage of the Coonabarabran round of the Pro Open class in the Australian Motocross Championships just last weekend.
Defending open class champion Jay Marmont finished 5-1-2-3 in the open class on Sunday to edge out Ferris (2-3-4-2) by just one point to take the round win with Marmont’s CDR Rockstar Yamaha team-mate Josh Coppins – who finished 3-5-1-4 in his races – just another three points further adrift in third place overall for the day.
In terms of the championship, however, Ferris remains the dominant figure, his Monster Energy Kawasaki team-mate Billy Mackenzie remains second – despite finishing the day just fourth overall with 1-9-5-1 results at Coonabarabran – and Coppins stays third in the rankings, although now just 19 points behind Scotsman Mackenzie.
Two other Kiwi riders – Rotorua’s Michael Phillips (Honda) and Mount Maunganui’s Cody Cooper (Suzuki) – also featured on Sunday.
Phillips scored 6-6-8-7 results, for sixth overall, while Cooper chimed in with 9-7-9-9 results, good enough for eighth overall on the day.
Their respective positions in the series standings are unchanged and Phillips stays sixth overall and Cooper remains eighth overall.
© Words and photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com