News 18 Nov 2014

Sinclair wins inaugural Australian Speed and Style Championship

Triple medalist targets 2015 X Games Speed and Style entry.

Image: Marcus Skin.

Image: Marcus Skin.

Three-time X Games medalist Cam Sinclair notched another championship next to his name over the weekend, this time coming at the inaugural Australian Speed and Style event held in Tasmania on Saturday, 22 November.

Sinclair raced to victory in what is arguably the most prestigious freestyle motocross event to be held on Australian turf this year. The 30-year-old from Pearcedale, Victoria, blitzed the field and claimed the 2014 Australian crown.

Sinclair claims his intense preparation recently in the Australian Supercross Championship, where he raced to two second placings at rounds three and five respectively, has greatly contributed to his Speed and Style win.

“I definitely feel like that helped, just getting back into race mode and lining up behind a gate again, which I haven’t done in a long time,” Sinclair said. “I put in a lot of laps out at Kade Mosig’s supercross track, as well as hitting ramps at my place almost everyday, and it has definitely made a difference.”

Sinclairs protégé and fellow Pearcedale compatriot Jayden Archer found himself standing next to his mentor on the podium, finishing second after the two faced off in the final.

“It’s amazing; Cams been a great mentor to me for years now, so for us both to come away with first and second in Australia, is an unbelievable feeling,” commented Archer.

That wasn’t the only event that would see Sinclair and Archer compete together, as the two went head-to-head for the Australian Freestyle Championship on the same night, which was won by Steve Mini over Harry Bink..

The Kawasaki-mounted Sinclair would land himself on the podium again with a commendable third placed result, as Archer narrowly missed the podium by 1.5 points, claiming sixth overall, in Australia respectively.

Appearances in both the Australian Supercross and Australian Speed and Style Championship’s this year, has sparked renewed interest for Cam to take on the largest action sports event in the world – the X Games – where Cam will look for another prestigious gold medal in 2015.

“Ultimately that’s the reason why I did these races and wanted to do well in Tasmania,” Sinclair said. “The end goal is to score an invite to the X games Speed and Style event, and with winning the domestic race last weekend as well as good performances in supercross, I definitely believe my name is on the world map.”

Cams next event will see him teamed up with the Nitro Circus LIVE crew, as they host a show in Dubai on 5 December.

Speed and Style final results:

1. Cam Sinclair

2. Jayden Archer
3. Luke McNeill

Freestyle final results:

1. Steve Mini 21
2. Harry Bink 21
3. Cam Sinclair 18.5

4. Luke McNeill 18.5

5. Jacob Smith 18.25
6. Jayden Archer 17
7. Brodie Markham 13.8
8. Josh Woolley 9.916

9. Daniel Kistler 9

10. Jake Holloway 8.683