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Australian Supercross Champion Jay Marmont

Australian Supercross Champion Jay Marmont

Australian Supercross Champion Jay Marmont

Jay Marmont - Four-times Australian Supercross Champion - Alamy Stock image)
2012 Australian Supercross Championships - Round 1 Dubbo - No 1 Jay Marmont reigning champion - By (Jason Rankmore

Photos: [left] New South Wales rider Jay Marmont celebrating his 2011 Round 3  victory at the Australasian Supercross Championship at Campbelltown Stadium in New South Wales (Action Plus Sports); and [right] in 2012 Marmont won his fourth Australian Supercross Championship, pictured here in Round 1 in Dubbo, NSW  (By Jason Rankmore)

Australian Supercross Masters and National Champion Jay Marmont

Jay Marmont, from Wollongong in New South Wales, is one of Australia’s all-time great motocross and supercross racers.

Marmont created history in 2011 becoming the first rider to win four successive Australian MX1 Motocross Championships.  Then the following year he won his fourth National Supercross Championship (KTM 2003, Yamaha 2011 and Kawasaki 2012), including the 2003 Supercross Masters.

Back in the eighties, the Australian Motocross Championships were run over one weekend with two motos for individual classes held on the one day.  But Marmont’s victories in motocross and supercross were achieved in the National series over multiple rounds across Australia and his eight titles etched his name in the history books and elevated his status to one of Australia’s all-time motocross greats.

In stark contrast to most of the other Australian motocross legends who learnt there craft in outdoor motocross, then also competed in supercross, Marmont was successful early in supercross, winning both the 2003 Australian Supercross Championship and prestigious Supercross Masters series aboard a KTM machine.

Marmont started riding motorbikes when he was five years old.  He started racing minibikes around age 6 and rode every year through to his retirement at 33, progressing through Junior Motocross ranks, to seniors, National, then International competition, moving to the United States early in his career, between 2004 and 2006.

His best result in America came in 2005 when he switched from KTM to Kawasaki and finished fifth in the AMA SX West 125cc series, earning him a ride with the Red Bull KTM factory team for 2006.  

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Marmont returns home from the United States

Jay Marmont - Four times MX1 Champion

Photo:  Between 2008 and 2011 Jay Marmont returned to Australia to win 4 MX1 titles in a row and his third SX title in 2012.

Marmont finished tenth in the 2006 AMA SX East Lite Series and, after copping three serious injuries in succession, returned to Australia in 2007.

Still riding a KTM, JayLo as he is nicknamed, struggled to ride and train that year without pain, but things started to improve after he had all his plates removed from his wrist and legs.  Switching to Yamaha and joining Australia’s CDR Yamaha team in 2008, Marmont netted his four consecutive National motocross championships (2008 – 2011) in the premier MX1 division, as well as winning another two Australian Supercross championships (2011 and 2012).

His 2011 victory was during the final year of the Australasian Super-X series.  During the inaugural series in 2008, Marmont was the only rider to lower reigning World / AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed’s colours, beating him in the ‘man-on-man” race in Townsville, Queensland.

His fourth National Supercross title was aboard a Kawasaki in 2012, after switching from the CDR Yamaha Team.

Two years earlier, Jay represented Australia  at the 2010 Motocross des Nations, which were held that year at Lakewood in the United States.  He rode in the open class and, along with Brett Metcalfe (MX1) and Dean Ferris (MX2), Australia finished in 7th overall.

Marmont’s trademark gutsy, fight to the end Australian (MX and SX) championship victories will be talked about for years to come.  

Photo and video gallery

2008 Super-X Jay Marmont and Chad Reed in action
2011 Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship Round 3 from Campbelltown Stadium, NSW, Australia. Pro Open podium - L-R, Lawson Bopping, Jay Marmont, Tye Simmonds (By Action Plus Sports)
2010 Australian Motocross Champion Jay Marmont with legends Stephen Gall and Craig Dack - low res

Photos: [left] Jay Marmont was the only rider to beat reigning World SX Champion Chad Reed in the Australasian Super-X series; [middle] 2011 Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship Round 3 winners at Campbelltown, NSW – Lawson Bopping, Marmont and Tye Simmonds (By Action Plus Sports); and [right] Marmont  in 2010 won his third National MX1 title in a row , pictured here with legends Stephen Gall and Craig Dack.

2012 Australian Supercross Championships - Round 1 Dubbo - No 1 Jay Marmont reigning champion (Jason Rankmore)
2013 East Coast Series - Round 1 Canberra - No 2 Jay Marmont
2017 Jay Marmont KTM Team Manager

Photos: [left] Jay Marmont –  reigning Australian SX Champion in Round 1 Dubbo in 2012 (By Jason Rankmore); [centre] Marmont competing in the 2013 East Coast SX Series in Canberra; and [right] KTM Team manager in 2016.

2008 Australasian Super-X – Round 6 Highlights Townsville – Matthias VE

5 Minutes With Jay Marmont: 2012 Monster Energy Kawasaki

2012 ASX Round 4 – Jay Marmont, Transmoto

Marmont wins his fourth National Supercross title aboard a Kawasaki – Australian Supercross

Getting to know Jay Marmont – Yamaha Motor Australia

Jay Marmont announces his retirement mid-season in 2014 – Moto Online

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