Josh Cachia braves broken hand, MX Nats Podium
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
JDR Motorex KTM team rider Josh Cachia, has braved the elements and injury to earn a podium position at the fifth MX Nationals Championship round in Toowoomba on the weekend.
Cachia, who is the reigning Under 19’s class national champion took an emphatic victory in Moto One by over 7 seconds, in front of Suzuki rider Daniel McCoy. Third place was Yamaha rider Jake Moss, 30 seconds in tow of Cachia.
Josh Cachia battling the mud in Toowoomba // Photo Credit: Alex Gobert
Moto’s Two and Three were not as straight forward for the 19 year old from Kilmore in Victoria. Crashes with other riders in both moto’s, left Cachia fighting through what was arguably the most difficult conditions in the championship so far, to salvage seventh and ninth place respective positions. The horrible conditions however were equally as challenging for the entire Pro Lite field, allowing Cachia to maintain a podium finish overall for the day after fighting back from near last in each.
Behind the scenes, Cachia’s preparation in recent weeks has been less than ideal. Shortly after the third MX Nationals round in Raymond Terrace, he crashed heavily practicing and fractured the second ‘Metacarpal’ in his left hand. Fearing he may be ruled out of competition, Cachia kept the injury to himself; determined still to achieve results in his first Pro Lite MX Nationals Championship. The young up and comer however feels mistakes cost him dearly in Toowoomba and uses no excuses.
Josh Cachia's broken hand X-ray
“My hand has been bothering me quite a bit for the past couple of rounds, but this week I really think I had the speed to win overall. The first race went to plan and I was feeling really comfortable on the big again, but in races two and three I couldn’t avoid getting tangled up with some other riders. The conditions were REALLY hard. I’m looking forward to a good three weeks off before Coonabarabran; I’ll try to come out swinging there!” Josh Cachia said.
The weekend’s podium result was good enough to move Cachia back up to fifth place overall in the championship standings, 81 points behind championship leader and team mate Matt Moss.
The Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals continues in Coonabarabran, NSW on June 19. For more details go to www.mxnationals.com.au.
MX Nationals Round Five (Toowoomba) - Motul Pro Lites
1. Daniel McCoy (Rockstar Motul Suzuki)
2. Jake Moss (Serco Yoshimura Yamaha)
3. Josh Cachia (JDR Motorex KTM)
4. Phil Nicoletti (Monster Energy Kawasaki)
5. Luke Styke (Yamaha)
6. Brenden Harrison (JDR Motorex KTM)
7. Kade Mosig (Berry Sweet Strawberries/Lucas Oil Honda)
8. Alex Morris (Morwell Kawasaki)
9. Keiron Hall (Team 07 Axis Motorsports Honda)
10. Justin McDonald (Team 07 Axis Motorsports Honda)
Motul Pro Lites- Championship Standings after five rounds
1. Matt Moss 347
2. Kirk Gibbs 320
3. Daniel McCoy 295
4. Brenden Harrison 283
5. Josh Cachia 266
6. Phil Nicoletti 244
7. Keiron Hall 244
8. Cody Mackie 238
9. Justin McDonald 235
10. Luke Styke 230
Aus Underground FMX Championships Announced
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
The 2011 Australian Underground FMX Championship is the revamped RFDmx Underground Tour. Towards the end the 2010 season it was clear the RFDmx lads Joel Rayner and Joe Sheppard were feeling the affects of burn-out from trying to run a series with minimal support from the industry.
Read the full post and check out all the information now at the RFDMX website.
JetPilot and Metal Mulisha will be sponsoring round 3 of the championships at Corryong, VIC on the 27th of August. Be sure to get out and support this 5 stop event as it moves right around the country from July 2.
Video: JetPilot Rail Jam at Aukland Boat Show
Monday, 23 May 2011
From across the ditch comes this clip of the lads shredding the JetPilot Rail Jam at the Aukland Boat Show. Features riding from Callum Farquharson, Brad smeele, Ben Smith, Brendan Ellis, Aaron Haugh, Jesse James Cassrels, Jamie Barrow and Ants Collins.
JetPilot/Metal Mulisha Warehouse Sale!!
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
We are having another warehouse sale specialising in both JetPilot & Metal Mulisha products!
Up to 80% off a huge range of clothes and accessories, 2-4 June, at the JPI Warehouse, 1/10 Kingston Dr, Helensvale, QLD.
If your after some great deals for this Winter, or simply need to freshen up your wardrobe, we have a wide range of deals for you with all the latest and greatest in Hoodies, Tee's, Boardies, Vests and much much more so get in before the stock walks out the doors!!!
This is just to name a few, so come in and see us from the 2nd to the 4th of June for more great deals!! See the attached flyer for details.
See you all there!!
Video: New Luke Bowerman Edit
Friday, 13 May 2011
Check out Luke Bowerman's new edit filmed and edited by Jake Rice, Luke is blowing up at the moment, he is heading up to Brisbane next weekend to compete in the King of Dirt event at Pine Rives dirt jumps, so if you are around be sure to get down and check it out, there is sure to be some great riding going down
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