WSX: Roczen and McElrath clinch world titles in Melbourne

After Eli Tomac dominated the opening round in Cardiff, Ken Roczen was expected to clinch the WSX title in Melbourne but it was eventful. Roczen won the first main and was looking good in race two but then a flat rear tire saw him DNF.

Going into the last main event he was four points down on Vince Friese but then Friese got caught up in a first corner pile up in the final race of the series. His team mate, Justin Brayton wasn’t happy with Friese as he also got caught up in the carnage and blamed it on Friese. 

Roczen ended up second in the last main behind Savatgy who rode a great race and won the overall on the night. Friese got back up to fifth but he needed two more passes to take the title away from Roczen who finally has a World SX title to his name. 

WSX – Final Championship standings:

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In SX2, there’s no doubting who the most consistent rider over the six moto’s – Shane McElrath took solid starts in all of his main events in Cardiff and Melbourne which certainly helped. Going into the final moto, McElrath hadn’t actually won a main event but at the last time of asking he got the job done holding off Max Anstie to take the deserved championship.

SX2 – Final Championship standings:

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