Team Motul Suzuki racer Kale Makeham has achieved a career best 5th place MX1 moto finish at the third round of the 2015 MX Nationals held at Broadford, Victoria on Sunday the 26th of April.
In just his third ever event in the premier class of racing, the Suzuki RM-Z450 pilot continued his rapid rise to the pointy end of the field with another improved performance that also yielded the Victorian his best overall round result to-date, with a 7th place overall classification.
“My goal coming into the round was to get a top five moto result and I was able to do that,” Makeham commented. “Overall my fitness is good and my speed is good, I just need to continue to work on my race-craft and a few small things with the way I ride the bike and I think things will come to me easier.
“I am finding my feet in the class and know where I stand and exactly what I have to work on, it is just a matter of how quickly I can pick those things up and put them to use on race day. “The Motul Suzuki team was great again on Sunday and it was good to have Matt Moss there to offer advice.
“After every session the whole team came together and talked about what was happening and offered advice on things I could work on, it was a big help.” Makeham added.
While Matt Moss was unable to line up at Broadford due to the injuries he sustained at round two of the series at Appin, the current Australian Motocross and Supercross champion was on hand to meet and greet race fans as well as supporting his good friend and team-mate.
“It was good to be able to get out to the track and watch on Sunday,” Moss said. “I have a lot of good mates out there and obviously Kale is a good friend of mine and my team mate so it was good to be able to watch him in action and offer some advice.
“Watching Kale on Sunday, his form is really good, he is definitely learning as a rider and will be a contender in the next couple of years.
“It was also good to catch up with the fans and sign some autographs. That is what it is all about, I had a ball out there and really enjoyed the day.
“I would have liked to be out there racing, but it was good to get out there and represent the team and our great sponsors and interact with the fans.
“At this point in time the aim for myself is to be back for Murray Bridge in three weeks time, I am looking forward to it.” Moss added.
Team Manager Jay Foreman was again pleased to see Makeham take more steps forward on the well prepared Broadford circuit.
“The track was the best I have seen it for a while, it was not over watered and prepared well which helped make for a good day.” Foreman commented.
“Kale improved again this weekend, especially in the first moto where he scored his best result of the year, he rode well and showed good speed.
“He just needs to keep racing these guys up front every weekend, continue to pick up a little more in a couple of areas and learn from from these guys.”
“It was good to have Matt at the track, even though he was unable to ride. It is not long now until he will be able to return to riding and at this stage he is looking to return to action at round four if all goes well.” Foreman concluded.
Team Motul Suzuki will be back in action on Sunday May the 17th when the fourth round of the 2015 MX Nationals heads to Murray Bridge in South Australia.