News 1 Sep 2014

Masterstroke sees Mastin rise for MXD championship

Under 19s rookie delivers for Craig Anderson-run team.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Berry Sweet Husqvarna rider Egan Mastin took out the Pirelli MXD Championship on Sunday at Coolum, in what was a masterstroke that he attributed to team manager Craig Anderson.

Speaking after being crowned king at the final round of the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals, Mastin revealed that if it wasn’t for Anderson, he would still be riding as a junior.

“I can’t believe that I was going to stay a junior this year before Ando took me under his wing and we ended up getting this championship,” he said. “The track was definitely gnarly, it was good to get the championship and I am stoked.”

With an eye already on the 2015 season, Mastin said he did not know what direction he was headed just yet.

“In the last moto I was a little disappointed, but I thought I battled down a little bit, to stay healthy for the off-season and start training,” he continued. “I’m not too sure about next year yet – we’ve got a couple of plans.”

Mastin thanked his team and dad for all the help they have provided them leading up to this memorable moment.

“I’d just like to thank all the Berry Sweet Husqvarna team and especially my dad who does everything for me. I definitely wouldn’t be here with this number one plate if it wasn’t for him.”