News 7 Sep 2016

Cachia taking supercross comeback race by race

Victorian slated to make SX2 championship assault aboard CRF250R.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Josh Cachia will take a modest approach in his return to professional racing that will see him contest the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship.

Cachia was sidelined in preparation for the 2015 Supercross championship, and has not taken part in a professional race since 2014 which has lead the Victorian to admit that it could take him several rounds before he reaches his potential.

“I expect it will take me a few rounds to get up to speed,” Cachia explained. “I aim to run inside the top ten and work forward.”

The 24-year-old will race in the SX2 category under Yarrive Konsky’s Penrite Oils/Honda Genuine Parts outfit, in what is understood to be a satellite deal.

The arrangement will see Cachia’s CRF250R emblazoned with Penrite Oils branding, while he will also maintain a host of personal sponsors who have collaborated to support his championship assault.

“I am very appreciative to be given this opportunity against such a stacked field. Yarrive Konsky and Andy Dyson of Dyson Logistics have come together to give me this chance and I am extremely grateful,” he continued.

Team manager, Steve Powell, is eager for Cachia’s return to racing after seeing a change in character, although he acknowledges that it won’t be easy for the former Australian under 19’s champion.

“Josh has proven to everyone that he is committed and he has demonstrated a very mature approach to racing this season,” Powell stated. “It is going to be tough for him as Faith, Decotis and Mellross will be hard to beat”.

Round one of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship is scheduled to take place in Jimboomba, Queensland, on Saturday, 17 September.