Victorian Cheyne Boyd has dismissed speculation that he'll contest next weekend's final round of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship after being spotted aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450 training recently.
Victorian Cheyne Boyd has dismissed speculation that he’ll contest next weekend’s final round of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship after being spotted aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450 training recently.
Boyd has been linked to the championship-leading Hart & Huntington/InsureMyRide/DPH Suzuki team after appearing on social media aboard the practice bike of American series leader Josh Hill.
With teenager Sam Martin undergoing knee surgery following Phillip Island’s penultimate round, Boyd had been rumoured to be filling the vacant position of Martin for Toowoomba and had been in minor discussions with the team.
However a lack of track time in recent months has Boyd ill prepared for a national return, instead now setting his sights on forming a structure for next year that could see him compete part-time while evolving his off-track career.
“I was just borrowing Hill’s bike, nothing more than that really,” Boyd told MotoOnline.com.au. “I’ve met Hill a couple of times before and he asked me why I haven’t been racing. At Phillip Island he said he had a spare bike and to come get it while he’s been back in the US, which I appreciate so much since I haven’t had a bike lately.
“I considered racing Toowoomba and spoke to the team about it, but I’ve been working all week and just riding on weekends mainly. It would have been nice to ride, to have the opportunity, but if I’m not prepared to get the results I’m capable of then it wouldn’t be a good idea.”
Boyd commenced 2013 as a privateer Honda rider with support from a fleet longtime sponsors, before partaking in a short stint with Craig Anderson’s Berry Sweet/Lucas Oil/Yamaha team in the final outdoor rounds and clinching the national Vets 30-39 years title.
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