NZ’s Kayne Lamont: Maxxis British MX Championship Round 7

NZ’s Kayne Lamont: Maxxis British MX Championship Round 7

Kayne Lamont (MX Zone/Turney Construction) competed in Round 7 Maxxis British MX Championship at Preston Dock last weekend, notching up extra race experience heading into MxoN at Ernee, France in a couple of weeks.

Finishing the Round Overall 24th- going 32-22-18 Kayne worked through challenges through-out the day to be pleased that his last moto result indicated improvement all round.

Given competition in MX2 class included GP riders Max Anstie, Lamont is certainly putting himself out there to raise his performance to International level despite injury set-back for his 2014-2015 season.

Maxxis British MX Championships Round 7 Preston Dock

I caught up with Kayne post Preston Dock:

SC: Given competition in MX2 with Max Anstie taking the Round win are you pleased with your progress since arriving in the UK?

Kayne: I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made with my bike set-up etc as I started from near scratch from when I got here. Racing wise I’m getting better and better each time I go out. I have a hard pack terrain race this weekend which I’m looking forward to and hoping to gather some information regarding my bike heading into MxoN which is hard pack.

SC: Racing Round 7 at Maxxis British MX Championship this weekend, how did the 3 motos go?

Kayne: All my races were not bad rides just shocking starts as I qualified badly. I had a crash in Race 1 when I was 15th and Race 2 I didn’t finish and Race 3 I came through to 18th.

Kayne Lamont Maxxis British

SC: How do you feel racing against your peers who have been racing MX Championships and GP’s since April?

Kayne: I feel not too bad since they are near the end of their Championship. I feel I should be at least top 15 if not top 10 with everything going to plan.

Level of racing in Europe is quite a step up in depth and number of riders fighting for podiums.
SC: What are the differences you have experienced racing in the UK compared to NZ?

Kayne: That starts are key!! If you put yourself in a bad position, bad things are likely to happen so I need to work on qualifying times and starts heading into MxoN.

SC: With MxoN less than 3 weeks away, do you feel your bike time has been enough to set you up for event?

Kayne: I have had enough bike time but I need a bit more on my race bike so I can get the things I need to work sorted.

SC: I’ve just spent the weekend at Assen, Final Round of Josiah Natzke’s EMX 125cc Series, Europe’s MX scene is intense when it comes to racing. Do you enjoy this change of pace being of benefit for your MX career?

Kayne: Yes for sure. Racing here helps you learn as a rider and as a person in general. The speed and talent of riders over here will hopefully rub off on me and help make me a better rider.

Words: Sharon Cox

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