Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Josh Hansen won his first Monster Energy Super X by taking three of four heats in the first round of the Australasian Supercross Championship held in Auckland, Zealand.Fast qualifier Hansen, who was runner-up in the first three rounds, won the first three races in the Quad Challenge, then finished third in the last heat, which was won by CDR Rockstar Yamaha's Jay Marmont, who finished second overall with two thirds, a second, and the final moto win. Rockstar Motul Suzuki's Jake Moss finished third with three seconds and a third.Hansen's first victory extended his championship lead to 32 points over Marmont, 225 to 193, after four of seven rounds."I am super stoked to get the win," Hansen said. "I would have loved to win all four, but I guess I can't be greedy."I am so happy Monster Energy was able to bring me out here for Super X because I am loving this place, the series and the people."Said Marmont, "It's a relief to finally get a win and I enjoyed racing tonight. I finally got the start I wanted to in the final race and it paid off."And third place finisher Moss said, "It feels good to be on the podium and I am really happy with the way I rode tonight. I really want to thank my team and family for all the support they have given me."JDR Motorex KTM's Tye Simmonds was fourth in front of Hart and Huntington Coastal KTM's Dan McCoy. New Zealander Cody Cooper was sixth in his first appearance in the Super X series.Cougar Bourbon Honda's Todd Waters beat Mike Alessi (JDR Motorex KTM) for seventh.The race was held at Auckland's North Harbour Stadium on a track designed by American Jason Baker.American PJ Larsen won the Lites Triple Challenge with two first places and a third.

Results:

1. Josh Hansen (Kawasaki)

2. Jay Marmont (Yamaha)

3. Jake Moss (Suzuki)

4. Tye Simmonds (KTM)

5. Daniel McCoy (KTM)

6. Cody Cooper (Suzuki)

7. Todd Waters (Honda)

8. Mike Alessi (KTM)

9. Daniel Reardon (Honda)

10. Mason Phillips (Kawasaki)

Point Standings:

1. Josh Hansen (Kawasaki) 225

2. Jay Marmont (Yamaha) 193

3. Jake Moss (Suzuki) 152

4. Tye Simmonds (KTM) 149

5. Daniel Reardon (Honda) 138

6. Todd Waters (Honda) 128

7. Daniel McCoy (KTM) 127

8. Justin Brayton (Yamaha) 121

9. Lewis Woods (KTM) 66

10. Mike Alessi (KTM) 107

 


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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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