Gisborne’s Matt Hunt (Kawasaki) is again showing signs that he’s back to his best.
The many-time former New Zealand junior motocross champion has spent three weekends in Indonesia riding for the Moss Institute in the Indonesian Supercross Series and he really struck gold at the final round.
After a few ups and downs he excelled at the final round by winning the 20-lap final.
The first round for Hunt was held at Purbalingga where he qualified in third place, less than a second off the fastest time.
He had a good start and quickly moved into the lead and had pulled nearly half a lap advantage when his chain snapped. That was the end of the race for him.
The second round was held at Cimahi, close to where Hunt was staying and was run in very wet conditions.
Practice became qualifying and Hunt therefore qualified third.
The Indonesian riders then protested the track conditions and a decision was made to discount all points from the round. A 10-lap race was still held and Hunt finished in second place, although the prize money was shared equally among all riders.
The final round for Hunt and for the series was at Jakarta where the rain was still present but the track had been prepared from a mixture of beach sand and clay.
He qualified third again and within a second of the fastest time. The track held up for the 20-lap race and after a reasonable start Matt was soon into second place following close behind the leader, Australian Lewis Woods.
Halfway through the race, Woods crashed out and Hunt took the lead for a well-deserved victory.
Hunt appreciates the help he got from everyone involved especially Ali Bosar and Ancha from the BRP Team, Greg and Rona Moss from the Moss Institute, CGM Motorcycles and Kawasaki NZ and his sponsors in NZ.
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