Billy MacKenzie finished his debut full Aussie Super X season in a strong manner at Ipswich, Queensland, with a fourth place finish giving him fourth overall for the championship.
The Scot’s trademark good starts and lightning-fast corner speed served the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider well once again at the final round of the 2011 Monster Energy Super X Championship.
Billy rode extremely well throughout the 20-lap Main Event and was unlucky not to finish the round on the podium. Rocketing out of the gates into second place and holding firm through the first half of the race, Billy slipped to third and then a tiny error in the final stages of the moto allowed Kawasaki-mounted Chris Blose to pass.
“I was just happy to get a bit of momentum, albeit at the last round,” says Billy. “I felt good out there, the track was a bit larger scale and that suited me better. I was able to carry some corner speed and the bike was working good, I felt connected with the bike. It was just a bit disappointing I couldn’t get my mojo working earlier in the supercross season.
“I should’ve held onto third place tonight but I kept messing a section up towards the end but I feel happy. Definitely a lot happier than the previous couple of rounds so I’ll take the positives from it and I’m looking forward to having a good year next year.”