Coppins’ future announcement to be made at Appin national //
POSTED: 12 Jul 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Alex Gobert
Current Australian MX1 Motocross Championship leader Josh Coppins has revealed that an announcement on his future will be made at Appin’s eighth round of the MX Nationals later this month.
The Kiwi legend is expected to retire after spending two seasons in Australia, capping off what has been an illustrious career in international motocross.
In an interview with MotoOnline.com.au today, Coppins said that more on his future should be made clear during the Appin race weekend on 28-29 July.
“I’m still working through all that with Yamaha,” Coppins told MotoOnline. “It’s tricky because we’re still working and we’re going to make an announcement at Appin, so then it will all be clear what’s going to happen.
“It’s tricky because we’re trying to focus on winning the championship, but then we’re also focusing on am I going to ride more? What am I going to ride? What am I going to do? Am I going to move into some sort of role with Yamaha, or? So there are a lot of questions.”
Coppins, who has twice finished runner-up in the world championship, admits that his future is on his mind already despite being in the middle of a four-way fight for the Aussie MX1 title.
“I don’t think Yamaha want to approach it too hard, because they want me to focus on the championship,” he added. “But at the same time I’d be lying if I said my mind wasn’t wandering onto other things and those sorts of things – whether I’ll be racing or whether I won’t be.
“So we’re going to make an announcement at Appin and I can’t wait to get it out, get it done.”
To read the complete Catching Up interview with Coppins from earlier today, click here.