Melbourne, VIC (4th September2012) – The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide race team set off for the last round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals for the year in sunny Coolum QLD.
With a great looking Coolum track we knew that this round would be one that everyone would remember, as most riders and teams go all out for the final round. Plus we had our custom gold chrome bikes which were put together by Exotic Graphix, Ringmaster Images and John Titman Racing.
With Lewis’s flying home to Melbourne mid week to visit his hand specialist we knew that this weekend would be his last on a bike for the year as he requires hand surgery (This will see Lewis heal up and coming into 2013 were he will now make the move back to the 450 class). Again with Lewis putting in an excellent qualifying session walking away with 8th overall on the Saturday this would give his hand time to rest before the 3 moto’s on Sunday. With Lewis getting off the line around 15th place he maintained a consistent pace and rode away to 9th place in moto 1. Lewis had a better jump off the gate in moto 2 where he was running inside the top 10, around 4 laps in he dropped his bike going into a corner, this would see him just outside the top 15, with some last minute passes Lewis got over the line in 14th place. With only a few points separating him to be placed inside the top 10, Lewis was determined before his final moto of the year. Again with Lewis getting a decent start just outside the top 10 he fought his way through the pack and held on for a 10th place finish which would see him 11th overall at the Coolum round and finish the MX2 championship in 10th place.
Daniel had a great decent qualifying session putting him in 12th place overall for Coolum round 10 of the MX Nationals. DMC’s moto 1 start was cracking with him sitting in 3rd place just after the first turn, as Dan rode solid and held his ground we would see him finish moto 1 in 5th place. Moto 2 would see Dan out of the gate up front again, but this time he couldn’t match his moto 1 5th place, and he would complete moto 2 in 8th. With an extended break due to a serious injury on the track DMC lined up for his final moto of the day and with the Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide team. With another awesome start as he has done all year DMC was running top 5, but after a few laps Dan faded back to 10th place which would see him get an overall of 8th place and finish the series in 9th place in the MX1 class. Dan has departed the team and will contest the Supercross series with another team. We would like to thanks Dan for his effort this year and wish him all the best.
We would like thank each and every one of our sponsors who is associated with the team as we could not have completed our first MX Nationals series without them.