Jimmy Decotis Wins Again in Australia

October 17, 2015 11:30am | by:
Jimmy Decotis Wins Again in Australia

American Jimmy Decotis is a perfect two of two in the Australian Supercross Championship after winning the second round in Jimboomba, Queensland, last night. Decotis, a late signee to the powerhouse Penrite Honda team, has won consecutive rounds to open the season.

"Yeah, I had some struggles in practice, but then everything came good when it counted most," said Decotis. "A good start in the Final makes all the difference and once I got into a rhythm I could just ride my own race and come home with the win.

“It feels awesome to get another win and to get so many cheers from all the Australian fans. I really appreciate all their support, and I also have to thank everyone in the Penrite Honda team, who have been looking after me so well and have given me the best equipment."

Australian Jackson Richardson, who has spent his professional career racing in the United States, finished second with DPH Peter Stevens Yamaha rider Wade Hunter in third. The podium for Richardson was his first in his native Australia.

"My plan was to get on the box tonight and after getting a good start and riding consistently, that's just what I did," said Richardson. "It feels so great to get my first podium in a supercross in Australia, and to have another 'FNQer' up here as well is just awesome."

Dan Reardon, the former GEICO Honda and MotoConcepts rider, hasn’t raced supercross since announcing his retirement in 2012. Reardon returned for the Australian Nationals in 2015 with CDR Yamaha, and won the SX1 main event last night in Jimboomba.

"That feels so good to win," said Reardon. "This is pretty much a home town race for me and it was so good to see so many people in the pits and at the track today who I've known for so many years. It feels great to get a win for them; I think I'm as happy as the fans tonight!"

Reardon will take the red plate to Round 3 in Wayville, South Australia, after Round 1 winner Matt Moss finished third.

"It was one of those nights," said Moss afterwards. "I think I just tried a bit too hard and made some mistakes and paid the price. I lost the front end and went down, and then my hand came off the grip and I tangled with Kirk (Gibbs – KTM Motocross Racing Team) when I was trying to come back though the field. That's just how it goes sometimes, but I'll be back: I know what I need to work on and we've got two weeks to get ready for the next round."

NPS Kawasaki Monster Energy Racing Kawasaki rider Adam Monea finished second.

SX1 Overall

  1. Dan Reardon
  2. Adam Monea
  3. Matt Moss
  4. Kade Mosig
  5. Kirk Gibbs
  6. Lawson Bopping
  7. Gavin Faith
  8. Dylan Long
  9. Daniel McCoy
  10. Luke Styke

15. Anthony Rodriguez

SX2 Overall

  1. Jimmy Decotis
  2. Jackson Richardson
  3. Wade Hunter
  4. Luke Clout
  5. Geran Stapleton
  6. Luke Arbon
  7. Taylor Potter
  8. Dylan Wills
  9. Lewis Woods
  10. Jessie Madden

2015 Australian Supercross Championship:

Round 1: October 10, Bathurst, NSW
Round 2: October 17, Jimboomba, Queensland
Round 3: October 31, Adelaide Showground, Wayville, South Australia
Round 4: November 21, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Round 5: November 28, Allphones Arena, Homebush, NSW
Round 6: December 5, Knights Stadium, Sunshine, Victoria

To stay up to date on all the supercross news and social media channels, Championship points standings, and for all event details and ticket sale information, be sure to check out the official www.australiansupercross.com.au web site.