Intense Factory Racing’s Jack Moir took first place at Round 1 and 2 of the Australian National Championship Series this weekend at Mt Taylor, Australia.
Moir, who turns 22 in February, showed amazing potential after finishing 10th at World Championships in 2014, but was forced to sit out the entire 2015 World Cup season after suffering a shoulder injury that resulted in a series of surgeries, and several months off the bike. Now, his first race back, Jack has taken the gold and reclaimed his place as a rider to be reckoned with.
“We are super happy for Jack”, says Intense Factory Racing’s team director, Bernat Guardia. “It was so hard for him to miss the season last year, but he is strong and determined now. He loves the carbon M16 and is riding well and feeling confident”.
Jack agrees. “The bike is soooooooo good” he said in a text to Intense Cycles founder, Jeff Steber. “Feels good to be back”. Moir credits long hours of playing Playstation MX vs. ATV Reflex Training in the hospital, and the new bike, for his win.
Jack followed that win with another at Mt. Stromlo, Australia.
Jack words after the race were “Pretty pumped to get the win at the second national round. Loving the new bike and can't wait to get over to America in a few weeks to train with the team!”
Big congrats as well to Chris Kovarik who took the 3rd spot. After winning many World Cups for the Intense Factory Racing in the early 2000’s is great to see this legend still rockin’.
The next stop for the Intense Factory Racing is in January in sunny Laguna Beach, California, for the first Team Camp of the season.