National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing’s Jake Moss has resigned from the team, Kawasaki Motors Australia has announced.
In the statement, Kawasaki said that Jake has made the decision to step away from racing under the National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team banner.
The 28-year-old “regretfully” handed in his resignation from the team and will now focus on his family and career away from competitive motocross and supercross racing. “I have greatly enjoyed my time with the Kawasaki team and hope that in the future I may well be back to contest titles again,” said Jake in the statement.
Jake, and twin brother, Matt, both missed the past two rounds of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals series in Australia, with only a vague explanation of, “sporting disciplinary circumstances still currently under investigation,” offered from the race team. This lead to much speculation within the sport that something serious was behind the no-shows.
With the race team, series promoter Williams Event Management and the national governing body Motorcycling Australia remaining tight-lipped, the rumours will continue to rumble on.
The National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team say they will continue to compete in the MX1 (450cc class) only for the remainder of the 2016 MX Nationals series. And that they appreciate Jake Moss’ efforts during his time competing for the factory racing team and they wish him the best of luck with his future endeavours.