News 10 Oct 2016

Crawford to make Toowoomba racing return

Queenslander confirms entry for Friday night's event.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

Husqvarna’s Nathan Crawford has confirmed his entry for Friday night’s second round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship in Towoomba, Queensland.

Crawford, who only returned to riding less than two weeks ago after initially suffering internal injuries in August, revealed to today that he will be lining up for his first supercross race in almost 12 months.

“I’m definitely heading to Toowoomba to race this Friday,” Crawford explained. “I’ve been putting in a lot of time on the bike to be ready as possible for this weekend. Basically, I’ve been on the bike for over a week, and I’ve done about five days of supercross.”

“In the amount of time that I’ve had, I feel pretty good, but obviously it’s not a lot of time, so I have to just make do with what I’ve got.”

The Queenslander spoke of the lengths he went to in order to be on the bike earlier than planned, and stated that he hasn’t run into any issues upon his return.

“I haven’t had any issues, which I’m a little surprised since I came back a earlier than I was supposed to. I put a lot of time and effort into my nutrition to make sure it was perfect so I could begin riding as quickly as I could.”

Crawford is maintaining realistic expectations for Friday’s event, and although he won’t be satisfied with a result outside of the top five, leaving the venue fit and healthy is vital for the 19-year-old.

“I want to leave Toowoomba fit and healthy for the next round. I’ll be happy with a top five, I don’t want to go there and be floating around at the back. I want to progress, and my goal is to be on the podium at every round from there,” he added.