Styke looking to increase lead

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Luke Styke holds a 32 point lead in this year’s national motocross championship heading into the second half of the season.FOLLOWING a five week break Jervis Bay racer Luke Styke will be itching to get back racing this weekend when the second half of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals gets underway at Hervey Bay in Queensland.Styke presently leads the MX2 class with a healthy 32 point gap to a chasing pack of Australia’s best young riders.Styke and his factory Serco Yamaha Metal Mulisha Racing squad know that the quick fire, five round second half of the season is going to be tough work adding to the pressure of maintaining their championship lead.Luke Styke has not put a foot wrong this year and believes leading the championship going into the second half of the season suits his style.“It’s definitely a good position to be in,” Styke said.“That’s the goal, to extend the points lead so it makes it easier at the end,“I’m just taking it one step at a time, chipping away and trying to keep on that box,” he said.Styke used the five week break to get in some valuable practice at some of the remaining MX Nationals venues .After using the time to work closely with the team and mechanic, Styke is confident he can finish the season strongly.“I rode some of the tracks, spent some time testing and fine tuning the bike and I feel pretty fresh,” he said.“It’s nice to get familiar with the dirt and layout of them so, I feel ready to go and look forward to the final five rounds.”Chasing Styke are Honda riders Ford Dale and Cheyne Boyd. Dale was the pre season favourite to take the MX2 title and will be throwing everything he has at Styke in the run to the flag.He’s a Sunshine Coast local and will be looking forward to using his local knowledge this weekend.More information about the series can be found at www.mxnationals南京夜网.auThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.