News 5 Sep 2016

Bopping back with DPH Motorsport for supercross season

New South Welshman confirms racing return following illness.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

DPH Motorsport’s Lawson Bopping will return to racing for the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship scheduled to commence on 17 September in Jimboomba, Queensland.

Bopping will remain with the DPH Motorsport squad for the duration of the supercross series, confirming his comeback with the team to

“At this stage I’m coming back, I’ve been riding supercross for two weeks now,” Bopping explained. “I’ll still be racing aboard a Yamaha with DPH Motorsport.”

After coming off a host of impressive performances at the opening rounds of the 2016 AMA Supercross Championship, the New South Welshman would later suffer an illness that ruled him out of the MX Nationals series following Broadford’s third round.

“Obviously, at the start of the year I couldn’t even finish the motos – I was completely wrecked,” he continued. “Dale Hocking just said to get healthy and come back for the beginning of supercross.”

A recent trip to the United States of America saw Bopping seek treatment for his illness, and it would also see him recommence riding for the first time in three months.

“While I was over in the USA I saw some doctors and received treatment for my illness. I also got back on the bike over there and started to ride some motocross.”

“I started feeling half decent – I don’t feel the best I’ve ever felt, but I feel better than I was riding motocross at the beginning of the year,” he added.

Bopping completed the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship fourth in the points standings, with his best result eventuating at the season finale in Melbourne where he captured the main event victory.