Team Motul Suzuki have vowed to continuing working hard during the course of the five week mid season MX Nationals break after a tough day out at Coolum on Sunday the 31st of May.
Matt Moss returned to action at Coolum for his first race since crashing heavily in the first turn at Appin back at round two.
Unfortunately for the winner of the previous two MX1 championships his day did not go to plan and he was forced to retire from the days racing mid way through the second moto.
“It was a bit of a tough return that’s for sure,” Moss admitted. “I crashed in the first race and took awhile to get going leaving me to finish well down the field.
“Between races I visited race safe for some pain relief to get through Moto two. Unfortunately it caused my hand to go numb and after a few close calls I had no choice but to pull out of the race.
“We have five weeks before the next round, I’ll be working hard with the team and also at home at the Moss institute, ready to return to the front of the field at Raymond Terrace . “
Team-mate Kale Makeham started the day on a positive note, qualifying inside the top ten aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450.
When the gates dropped for racing a couple of small mistakes cost the rookie MX1 racer a chance to record another solid top ten overall result.
“It was a tough one, they were certainly not the results I was looking for heading into Coolum.” Makeham commented.
“I qualified ninth and was only half a second away from Superpole so I was happy with that.
“In moto one I was sitting inside the top ten and make a mistake on my own. By the time I got going again I was a lap down.
“I was inside the top ten again in the second race and came together with another rider and it put me on the deck again.
“Result wise I am not happy. We made a couple of changes to the bike between motos and they worked so at least we know what to expect when we return to Coolum for the final round later this year.
“I am pretty beat up at the moment, I have taken some hard hits the last couple of weeks. I will take a little bit of time off now.” Makeham continued.
“We know what we have to work on now so this break has sort of worked in my favour, I will put my head down and bum up and come out swinging at round six.”
Team Manager Jay Foreman is confident things will turn in the teams favour heading into the second half of the season and though the teams first trip to Coolum in 2015 did not pan out the way he hoped there were some positives to take away from the day.
“It was good to have Matt back at the races and see where he is at, at least we know what we have to work on during the break to move forward.
“The team will be flat out working and testing during the break, we need to come back out stronger in the second half of the year.” Foreman concluded.
Team Motul Suzuki will next be in action when the 2015 MX Nationals returns to action at Raymond Terrace on the 5th of July.