News 6 Oct 2015

Penrite Honda confirms Decotis for Australian Supercross

American import will take over the team's SX2 entry.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

American racer Jimmy Decotis has touched down in Australia, ready and raring to contest all six rounds of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship in the SX2 class for the Penrite Honda Racing team.

Decotis will join a packed grid when the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship roars into life this Saturday, 10 October, during the Supercheap Auto-sponsored series opener at Bathurst, NSW.

In what will make for a trio of international supercross guns, Decotis will line up in the Penrite Honda Racing squad alongside fellow American Gavin Faith and Venezuelan Anthony Rodriguez, both of whom are racing the SX1 category.

Decotis will be armed for battle in the national supercross title fight as he will be climb aboard the Penrite Honda team’s CRF250R vacated by Faith, who is the reigning Australian SX2 champion.

Arriving in Australia over the past weekend, Decotis wasted no time in climbing aboard the potent Penrite Honda race bike to hit the practice tracks to shake off the jet lag and size up his new mount for the next two months.

“This place feels just like home,” commented Decotis. “I feel comfortable on the bike already and am really happy with the package the Penrite Honda team have given me. They tell me the new Honda is an improvement on last year’s bike and given the team won the SX2 championship last year with Gavin, I am pretty confident we are going to be competitive.

“I raced Honda this year in supercross in America, so the bike feels familiar, while the whole Penrite Honda team has a pro set-up and everyone is making me feel right at home.”

“It’s hard to say how I am going to go, as I haven’t raced these guys before,” Decotis added. “Luke Clout has done well in some international races and I have watched the other guys like Jay Wilson and Caleb Ward online, so I am expecting some great battles.”

Tickets to next Saturday’s Bathurst Supercross, which also features freestyle MX and monster truck demos, are on-sale now via the web site.