Dou­ble cel­e­bra­tion for Moss twins

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Motorsport - MARK HINCH­LIFFE

THE first twins to win both classes in an Aus­tralian su­per­cross event plan to re­peat the feat in the fi­nal round of the Su­per X se­ries in Bris­bane to­mor­row. Jake and Matt Moss of NSW won the open and lites classes against a strong field, in­clud­ing sev­eral Amer­i­can im­ports, at Par­ra­matta last week­end. ‘‘It was pretty spe­cial,’’ Jake says. The twins have also won both classes in a mo­tocross event, but with Jake rid­ing a 250cc bike in the lites class and Matt on a 450 in the open cat­e­gory. Jake is run­ning third in the open cham­pi­onship but is out of con­tention for the ti­tle, and Matt has re-emerged as the lites leader ahead of Amer­i­can im­port P.J. Larsen. Both Moss twins are com­ing back from in­juries. Jake broke his back in Au­gust and Matt his wrist. ‘‘I broke my back rac­ing in the US and had a long time off rac­ing,’’ Jake says. ‘‘My fit­ness is good, but my race­craft wasn’t re­ally there. Now I’m start­ing to win some races to­wards the end of the sea­son.’’ Matt says he is con­fi­dent now he is back in the lead. ‘‘It’s been a hard sea­son this year. I missed a race in the first round, which put me 25 points down,’’ he says. ‘‘I also had a ma­jor wrist in­jury but I’m start­ing to get on top of it now.’’ SU­PER X OPEN STAND­INGS 1 Josh Hansen, US, Kawasaki ...... 351 2 Jay Mar­mont, Aus, Yamaha ...... 307 3 Jake Moss, Aus, Suzuki ............. 275 SU­PER X LITES STAND­INGS 1 Matt Moss, Aus, Suzuki............. 273 2 P.J. Larsen, US, KTM.................. 268 3 Ryan Mar­mont, Aus, KTM......... 203

Win­ners: Matt (left) and Jake Moss.

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