Jake Moss Boss of Oceania
Australia’s Jake Moss returned home last weekend where a stunning performance saw the 19-year-old win the Pro Lites class at the Oceania Motocross Championship
Australia’s next international motocross star, Jake Moss returned home last weekend where a stunning performance aboard a 2008 Yamaha YZ250F saw the 19-year-old win the Pro Lites class at the Oceania Motocross Championshipat Barrabool in Victoria.
After winning the 2007 Australian Pro Lites Motocross Championship, Moss relocated to the US and raced the final two rounds of the AMA Toyota Outdoor MX series with Lucas Oil Yamaha Pro Lites team. So far Moss has recorded encouraging results and after two top ten placings has his sights set on AMA Motocross and Supercross titles. After competing in the first Oceania Motocross Championships in 2005, Moss said he jumped at the chance of representing his nation and flying the flag for Yamaha who have supported him through this next exciting stage of his career.
"I was excited to be able to take time out from the States to head home and race at Oceania. It is always an honour to be called upon to represent Australia and it was even better to be able to record a strong result and bring the trophy back to the hands of the Aussies," said Moss. "The weekend panned out pretty well, it was very close in the final points and after winning the weekend it was great to be able to back it up with a victory in the feature race.”
Moss also used the weekend as an opportunity to become familiar with the 2008 Yamaha YZ250F which he says handled the Oceania circuit with ease. “Yamaha and CDR gave me a new bike to race over the weekend and overall it was pretty amazing. Next year’s model has more torque– it is a lot different to what I was riding before I left for America,” Moss said.
With Australian duties wrapped up for the year, Moss now returns to the US, where he will train and focus on preparing for his first full season of competing in America