Penrite Honda Racing press release:
Regaining 2016 Australian Supercross Champion and current leader of the 2017 Australian Championship, Justin Brayton praises the efforts of supercross organisers in Australia.
Brayton believes the championship is gaining positive momentum and hopes to race here for many more seasons.
“The championship is one of the best outside of the US and Australia is ahead of many countries as they are one of the only progressive nations developing riders and the sport of Supercross. The social and digital content being shared before and after each round is creating a lot of interest.” Said Brayton.
Brayton believes many Australian riders have seen international success that has stemmed from Australia’s respectable Supercross program.
“Australia has produced some great internationally competitive talent; Reed, Metcalfe, Byrne have all achieved success in Supercross. The local riders are equally talented; Ferris, Reardon, Mosig and Waters are all up there each weekend and Clout, Dobson and Long continue to show promise. It’s an exciting time for Supercross in Australia.” Brayton added.
With rounds 4 and 5 held this weekend in Sydney, Brayton maintains the same drive and focus he takes into all races.
“As a competitor I am always lining up wanting to win and ride my best and this weekend is no different. I have raced everyone I am lining up against and I will do what I can to keep my Penrite Honda CRF450R up the front.” Brayton finished.
This weekend also marks Chris Blose debut for the Penrite Honda team after replacing the injured Gavin Faith in the SX2.
Blose arrived in Australia over the weekend, got straight into testing and is excited to line up for Honda’s championship winning Supercross team.
“The team has been unbelievably accommodating and things have fallen into place so quickly. We agreed on a deal last Thursday, I left the US Friday and landed Sunday. Yarrive picked me up and we have tested for the last three days, it’s been surreal. I feel we have a competitive program and it’s a proven bike and team, I hope we can keep it on the podium.” Said Blose.
The teams second 450 rider, Jesse Dobson wants to make up for a troubling season this weekend.
“It’s been tough, I’ve been in good positions but mistakes have destroyed any chances of positive overall finishes, I need to turn it around. The past week and a half of riding and testing have been good and everything feels right going into this weekend.” Said Dobson.
For more information go to www.ausxopen.com – tickets still available.