News 6 Nov 2014

Brisbane Entertainment Centre transforming for supercross

2014 season to conclude indoors this Saturday night.

Image: Marc Jones.

Image: Marc Jones.

Over 4000 tonnes of dirt is being transformed inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre ahead of the final round of the 2014 Australian Supercross Championship on Saturday, 8 November.

The series finale returns to the iconic venue following a seven-year hiatus. The decision to take the series back indoors, supported by both competitors and consumers and evident by unprecedented participation and exceeded ticket sales.

Defending SX1 champion Matt Moss is writing his way into the history books. The Motul Suzuki rider is aiming for his fourth consecutive Australian title, back-to-back supercross titles and his fifth consecutive round win.

“I am really looking forward to this weekend’s final round in Brisbane,” Moss said. “We are taking the series back indoors which is where I first started. The atmosphere will be fantastic and I really want that final round win to take a clean sweep of the series.”

Moss holds a 22-point lead over his teammate Lawson Bopping and NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Adam Monea.

In the SX2 class it has come down to a battle of the internationals with Penrite Honda rider Gavin Faith holding an 18-point lead over fellow American Kyle Peters (Wilsons MX Honda).

Faith, who won the series in 2012, is looking for redemption after a crash at the final round of the series in 2013 cost him the title.

“I made a mistake last year which cost me the title so I am out to make good in Brisbane this weekend,” Faith said. “I have done quite a bit of racing indoors over the years so I am looking forward to it.

“The track will be tight which will make for some really close racing so getting a good start will be really important.”

Brisbane’s own Brenden Harrison is a further eight points behind in third. The KTM rider is enjoying his first full season in three years after suffering potentially career-ending injuries.

The intensity will be electric as riders bang bars to make moves on the tightly built indoor arena, which will also host an entertainment spectacular including freestyle motocross and monster trucks.