AMXhistory.com.au
Australian Supercross Champion Matt Moss

Australian Supercross Champion Matt Moss

Australian Supercross Champion Matt Moss

2011 Australian Motocross Champion Matt Moss - Photo shoot by JDR Motorex KTM Team
2011 Australian Motocross Champion Matt Moss - Portrait - Photo shoot by JDR Motorex KTM Team

Photos: Nine-times Australian Motocross and Supercross Champion Matt Moss in 2011, racing for the JDR Motorex KTM Team (Photo shoot by JDR Motorex KTM Team).

Australian Supercross Champion - the comeback king, Matt Moss

Matt Moss, from Nowra in New South Wales, has been one of Australia’s top motocross and supercross riders since the mid-1990s and incredibly is still competitive at international level today at age 34.

Throughout his racing career, Moss attracted attention with solid results and a talent for racing and won nine National supercross and motocross championships between 2008 and 2014, with his three Pro-Lite SX titles between 2008 and 2011 part of the new Super X-Series, which included the Australasian titles in 2008 and 2009.

Matt went on to become one of the most successful riders ever to contest Australian Motocross and Supercross Championships before a shocking accident while racing a MX Nationals event at Shepparton in 2015 saw him side-lined with extensive injuries, followed by a racing suspension, which expired on 15 July 2020.

After a big break from the sport, Matt made an incredible comeback to racing in the 2022 Penrite Australian Pro MX Motocross Championships(7 years between races) returning to the sport after the COVID-19 pandemic.  In October 2022, he contested the famous Paris (Bercy) Supercross and amazingly was crowned the Prince of Bercy, claiming a triple win on his way to the overall victory in the MX2 class.  This performance earned him a contract with Suzuki to contest the AMA SX West series in the United States.

Matt Moss was born on 1 June 1988, in Sussex Inlet with the family later moving to New South Wales in Australia and is a twin to brother Jake, who is also a top racer.

Matt started riding at the age of three and racing at the age of four and quickly climbed through juniors towards the top level of the sport.  

Moss was a regular front-runner in New South Wales competition, finishing third in the 1995 State titles before taking the crown the following year. He added further state titles to his resume in 1997 and 1999, before tasting National success in 2000 in the 85cc ranks, cementing himself as a future star of the sport.

In the lead-up to his 2008 Pro Lites championship campaigns, Moss won the Stroke Supercross Summer Nationals and the Stadium Motocross Series aboard a Suzuki.  In seven rounds, Moss recorded three wins and three seconds, enough to claim the championship at the penultimate round.

 

Reigning Australian Supercross Champion Matt Moss at the opening 2012 round in Dubbo, New South Wales (By Jason Rankmore)

Click above to contribute results or content to the Australian Motocross History website, or email:
amxhistory@outlook.com

Australian Motocross History Logo - Low resolution

SUBSCRIBE HERE
To receive FREE Australian Motocross Championship list updates, eNews and new video releases.

Subscribe Australian Motocross History Website News

Matt launches his international racing career in Dortmund, Germany

2009 Matt Moss Team Suzuki - Portrait

In 2009 Matt Moss spearheaded Team Shift Motul Suzuki’s Pro Lites campaign

2011 Australia third at Motocross of Nations - Chad Reed, Matt Moss and Brett Metcalfe 3

Matt – part of Australia’s history making podium finish at the 2011 MXDN’s in France.

Moss’ 2008 Australasian Supercross Championship resulted in an invitation to the 26th annual Dortmund Supercross.  He had the pace to match it with the Europeans taking out the first race of the SX1 Class. A DNF in race two and ninth is race three resulted in fifth place overall. 

That year Matt won the combined Australasian, Super-X and National Pro-lites Champion – his first National titles in senior ranks.  He and his twin brother Jake won all rounds of the series with Matt winning 4 and Jake 2.

In 2009, Matt spearheaded Team Shift Motul Suzuki’s Pro Lites campaign and took out back-to-back titles in the Australasian Super-X Pro Lites Championship, winning his third title in 2011 when he also won the Open class.

He capped off the year with a history making performance in the Motocross des Nations, with the Australian team making the podium for the very first time in the World Teams event at St Jean D’Angeley in France.  

Along with Chad Reed and Brett Metcalfe, Australia finished third behind America and France.  

On 11 February 2012, Australian motocross champion Matt Moss lived out a dream, earning his first ever AMA Supercross podium at San Diego in the United States. Riding for the JDR/J-Star/KTM team, Moss finished third in the sixth round of the West Coast Lites Series in San Diego. 

The reigning Australian Pro Lites Supercross and Motocross Champion started the night off well, earning third overall in his heat race and a great gate pick for the main event which paid off huge when the gate dropped for the start of the 15-lap final.

Moss launched off the line to a second place start around the first corner. After dropping back two positions into fourth place, he remained close to the lead group and at the half-way mark moved into third when Eli Tomac crashed out of the race.  

He quickly moved into third position and rode a steady race for the remainder to secure his and his team’s first AMA Supercross Lites podium.

The result put Moss in sixth overall in the AMA West Coast Supercross Lites series with three rounds remaining. He held that position through to the end of the season – finishing 17th in Seattle, 6th in Salt Lake City and 10th in the final at Las Vegas.

More success for Matt back home and the comeback of all comebacks

Back home in Australia, Matt dominated both the National Open SX and MX1 series winning back-to-back tiles in 2013 and 2014.  

In 2014, Moss won every round in Australian Open Supercross Championship, except one, with Marmont winning in Wollongong.  That year he represented Australia for the second time in the MXDN’s at Kegans in Latvia and remarkedly, he must be a chance of joining the Lawrence brothers in this year’s team (2023).

Matt was now one of the most successful riders ever to contest Australian Motocross and Supercross Championships. Title after title went his way, nine in total (4 MX and 5 SX), before his major accident at Shepparton, followed by a racing suspension which expired on 15 July 2020, ended his dream run in the sport.

But seven years later in 2022, Matt made the comeback of all comebacks to return to the sport after the COVID-19 pandemic and be crowned the Prince of Bercy (MX2 class) at the famous Paris (Bercy) Supercross, which earned him a contract to again race in the United States.

Matt contested the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championships in Great Britain and Australia, finishing 10th and 8th respectively on a Kawasaki.  Due to its success, the series will be run over more rounds in 2023, including Round 6 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

Racing in the US, Matt also will be eyeing off competing in the new SuperMotocross World Championship series for 2023 to be held in the United States.

Five-times Australian Open and Lite Supercross Champion Matt Mossi - Round 1 Dubbo (Jason Rankmore)

Back home, Matt Moss at Round 1 of the 2012 Australian SX Championships in Dubbo , NSW (By Jason Rankmore) 

Video Gallery

2009 Australian SX Championship, Parramatta (NSW) – SuperX Aust

Moss Vs Sipes LCQ RD2 2012 AMA SX – supercrosscrashes

2012 – Matt Moss Interview Inside Line – Moto Online

Matt Moss 2013 MX Nationals MX1 Champion – Suzuki Australia

Moss declares intentions for more ProMX appearances – MotoX online

Matt Moss crowned Prince of Bercy (Paris Supercross) – gytis vaidila

Matt Moss interview Paris SX2 winner – Gatedrop.com

Australian Supercross History

Click on the links below to view Australian Supercross History section and stories.

Stay connected through social media

Mr. Motocross
Legends and Stars

Mr Motocross Legends and Stars

Australian Motocross History

AMXHistory - Facebook Homepage

Old Stars WA
Motocross Group

Old Stars WA Motocross Group

Australian Sidecarcross Association

AMX Social Media Group - Australian Sidecarcross Association

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Australian Motocross History