KTM Kiwi Kayne the King 16 Jul 2012
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Kiwi hero Kayne Lamont is going from strength to strength across the Tasman this season.
The multi-time former New Zealand junior motocross champion is fast on his way to clinching a national title in Australia after his impressive performance at the sixth round of nine in this year’s Australian Under-19 Motocross Championships at Horsham in Victoria on Sunday.
It was Lamont’s fourth consecutive win for his CMR Red Bull KTM Team, enough to extend his championship lead by a further 10 points and he is now a whopping 29 points ahead of fellow KTM rider Dylan Long, who managed third overall on Sunday.
KTM riders hogged the podium with Australian Dylan Leary finishing the day runner-up to Lamont and cementing his spot at third in the series standings.
Lamont won the opening two races of the day at Horsham, before clinching the overall class win for the weekend with a third in the final race.
“I’m really happy to win the round and extend my lead in the series,” Lamont said, who qualified only 10th, satisfied to complete just a couple of laps of qualifying to secure a reasonable spot with the minimum of fuss or risk.
But he certainly turned it on for the racing proper, leading the first two races virtually from start to finish before settling for a solid third in the last race to secure the overall result.
“I’m feeling very good, fresh and fast at the moment,” said Lamont. “I put in the hard yards in the first two races and was happy to accept third in the last one ... job done. There is no point trying too hard to win all three races and risk crashing.
“I really need to thank everybody who has helped me, the CMR Red Bull KTM team, Jeff Leisk of KTM in Australia, Cannon Smith and Patrick Stafford of KTM in New Zealand, trainer John Appel, Dragon Goggles, Shift apparel and BikesportNZ.com for all their support.
“The track was a bit of a bog hole in places but the club did a really good job of the track considering the conditions and it was definitely a good weekend for me.”
The Australian Motocross Championship series will continue at Appin, near Sydney, in New South Wales on Sunday, July 29.
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