News 12 Aug 2011

Raceline Pirelli Suzuki reflect on MX Nationals season

Raceline Pirelli Suzuki's Errol Willis raced with the number one plate at the season finale. Image: Alex Gobert.

Raceline Pirelli Suzuki's Errol Willis raced with the number one plate at the season finale. Image: Alex Gobert.

Raceline Pirelli Suzuki bosses Chris Tisdale and Chris Woods have reflected on the Australian Motocross Championship, congratulating their rising stars, Errol Willis and Lawson Bopping on a superb season.

Willis wrapped up the Under 19s title in the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals with a round to spare, while Bopping finished seventh in the Pro Open class after taking fourth at the finale.

“The year so far has been a great success in our eyes,” general manager Tisdale said. “Errol and Lawson have both exceeded our expectations for the motocross season and the team has certainly established itself as a serious operation.

“To have Lawson finish the Pro Open class in the top 10 and Errol take the championship in the 19s shows the team environment that we create has what it takes to bring the best out of the riders and the 2011 motocross season has proven that.

“Raceline, Pirelli and Suzuki have been long term supporters of the team and are responsible for its creation and ongoing development into what it is today.

“It’s great to be able to give them the recognition that they deserve for their support and we’re already working together to create the shape for next year’s motocross season in an effort to backup such a great performance.”

Team manager Woods was pleased with the MX Nationals season, thanking the entire team’s sponsors for their support during the season.

“It has been great to end the season on a strong note with Errol and Lawson,” Woods commented. “The whole team has worked really hard this year, and we think it has shown with Errol winning the Under 19s class, and Lawson in seventh place in our rookie Pro Open season.

“Errol continues to impress me with his results. He has worked very hard throughout the year and we are pumped, it was a long series to remain focused and he has done well.

“This has been a great first year for Lawson moving up into the Pro Open championship. He has fought through health issues to finish in a very respectable position amongst a field of very talented and experienced riders.

“I’d personally like to thank all the staff on our team for putting in such a big effort this year, and also our sponsors who make this all possible: Raceline, Pirelli, Suzuki, ONE Industries, Pro Circuit, Factory Connection/Axis Motorsports, RK Chains, Motul, Braking, Polisport, Excel, Sidchrome, Go Pro, Colbeze and Tag Metals.”