News 2 Sep 2016

Supercross seat the next priority for Wright

Queenslander anticipating replacement ride for upcoming SX championship.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Former DPH Yamaha replacement rider Jacob Wright is currently searching for a seat to contest the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship.

Wright was drafted into DPH Yamaha to complete seven rounds of the Motul MX Nationals to fill-in for Lawson Bopping, concluding the series seventh in the championship standings.

“At the moment, the plan is to work for the rest of this year, earn some good money and see where I’m at for next year,” Wright explained to “If there’s a spot on a team or someone happens to be injured, I would be happy to fill-in for them.”

The Queensland based rider is eager to take part in the supercross championship and will maintain riding the discipline over the next month in order to be adequately prepared should a spot become available.

“I’ll keep riding up until the first or second round of supercross in case there are any available spots – ultimately, the goal is to be at the races,” he continued.

Wright denied he suffered any significant injuries at Coolum’s finale, which saw him fail to complete the day’s racing due to a crash in the opening moto.

“No injuries, I just hurt my shoulder enough to not be able to ride on the day. I’ve already ridden since then and I’m ready to go if someone needs me,” Wright added.

In 2015, Wright was sidelined for the duration of the season after receiving a factory ride with CDR Yamaha, while the beginning of this year would see the 21-year-old switch from multiple manufactures in an effort to rebuild his career.