A few weeks ago, when the Australian Supercross series came to an end, there was some doubt that Matt Moss had been scored correctly (based on the fact that he hadn’t completed 75 percent of the laps in one of the heat races that paid points). The recount of the votes and the final decision was sent back to the Australian version of the American AMA, Motorcycling Australia (MA), for a judgement. Here is the official MA announcement, which Matt Moss’ team has already filed an appeal against. The appeal will not be taken up until after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
“Motorcycling Australia (MA) can confirm that following further investigation from Race Officials, P.J. Larsen has been officially declared as the Pro Lites 2010 Australian Supercross Champion.
“A mistake was made in the compilation of results at the final round whereby Matt Moss was awarded points despite completing less than 75 per cent of one of the races – as per GCR 12.11.2. This was rectified by the Steward of the meeting, Paul Foster, and the final results for the Pro Lites Championship are as follows:
1. PJ Larsen…………310 points
2. Matt Moss………..306 points
3. Ryan Marmont….244 points
Motorcycling Australia (MA), on behalf of Race Officials, would like to apologise to the riders and their teams who through no fault of their own were put through this uncertainty. “