Just like last week, the second round of the Australasian Super X was also a mud-fest but unlike the Open class which has produced two different winners and looks like a tight affair, the Lites class seems a rather more one-sided affair as Matt Moss looks to win the title that evaded his grasp last year in controversial circumstances. However it's still far too early to count out the other guys as there are three rounds left and plenty of racing still to be completed. So here's a rundown of all the main players in the Lites class of the 2011 Super X championship.
Matt Moss - The class act of the field who only missed out on the title in 2010 after a mix-up with the rules regarding the points if you don't complete a race. He's looking good this year though after two solid wins so far and if the weather does improve, there is no reason why he can't continue to win the races. It's just a shame that he never seems to be able to show his speed when he races abroad because he's a talented kid who needs to be on the bigger stages.
Brendan Harrison - Moss's teammate on the JDR Motorex KTM is a lesser known rider to the international audience but he has good speed. Brendan took a year out away from racing earlier in his career but has returned now and worked himself into one of the best teams in the paddock. Two third places see him sitting in second spot in the championship, 10 points behind Moss. He can't afford to rest on his laurels though because there are plenty of fast people behind him, waiting for him to slip up.
Luke Styke - Sits in third place so far, which is his best performances ever in this championship. He finished second in round one and followed that up with a fifth so he's definitely good in the mud. He needs to make sure he can keep the results flowing when it's dry though because there are going to be tougher times ahead.
Steven Clarke - The plucky Brit is right in with a shot of his first major title since the 85cc World Championship in 2005. He sits 13 points behind Moss in fourth place and might finally start answering the critics who've been following him around since then. His second place in the second round is his best result for quite some time in what is becoming a well-travelled career. Having raced in America, England and Australia recently, Clarke needs to get solid consistent results so that he can settle down, wherever that may be.
Gavin Faith - In his first pro championship ever, Gavin currently sits in sixth place, recovering from a 12th in race one, to get a fourth in round two. He's come a long way from Fort Dodge, Iowa and having turned pro after Loretta's, is after some good results so that he can find himself a ride come January 7th and Anaheim 1.
Dean Ferris - Seen a big title contender before the season started, Dean hasn't had the best of times so far. A fifth place in round one could've been a lot better after leading the race for so long, but a crash in round two saw him pulling into the pits after just one lap, meaning zero points. Sitting 34 points behind with just three rounds left means it's mission impossible from here on out, but he should still get some good results before he starts his GP expedition in 2012 for Ice1 Racing.
So that's the main guys of the Lites class with Matt Moss heading the field as he hopes to win the 2011 title, but there is still plenty of racing left and a lot of quick guys ready to capitalize on any mistake he may make.