News 2 Nov 2015

Metcalfe takes SD3 Husqvarna to debut SX1 podium

South Australian stars in return to Adelaide supercross.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

South Australian international Brett Metcalfe delighted his home fans in Adelaide during round three of the Australian Supercross Championship. runner-up in a one-off guest appearance with the SD3 Husqvarna squad.

Metcalfe had limited time on board the 2016 model FC 450 in the lead-up to the Wayville event, however starred in the main event against the domestic series regulars for second position.

“I’m really happy with today,” Metcalfe said. “I haven’t been here since I was seven and I haven’t raced here since ’99, so for me it was just awesome to relive old memories – it was a pretty cool day.

“As far as the racing, I was extremely happy all day with the SD3 Husqvarna, it ran great through practice and qualifying. The times were good and we were there on the bubble all day. The heat racing didn’t go so well, I had some bad starts and actually ended up twisting my knee a little bit, so I had to take care of that.

“But going into the main event the track really shaped up nice and it was a good track for racing tonight. I didn’t get a good start, but I was pretty much mid-pack and chipped away and chipped away, and was able to move up to the top three.

“I worked on [Matt] Moss and was able to get by Moss and then close the gap in to [Dan] Reardon at the end there. Just to be that close after such limited time on a bike for supercross, I thought was awesome.

“And you know, the bike, I mean it is literally nearly a stock bike, I think that’s phenomenal and it says a lot for the machine. They should be proud of the new Husqvarna. It’s pretty cool.”

It was a memorable event for the South Australian-based Sd3 Tyre and Auto-backed team, with SX2 regular Luke Arbon claiming fifth in the final after leading the opening lap on the FC 250.