News 19 Oct 2016

Supercross debut results in eighth for Serco Yamaha's Todd

Queenslander makes career-first supercross appearance in Toowoomba.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Serco Yamaha’s Wilson Todd raced to eighth in the SX2 main event at Toowoomba’s second round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship last Friday night in Queensland, marking his professional debut in the discipline.

Todd was sidelined from Jimboomba’s season opener after injuring his hand in the lead-up to the event, and despite not being 100 percent for round two, the Queenslander was relieved to exit the venue with no further injuries.

“Eighth isn’t great but it’s a start and I got through without any more injuries,” Todd explained. “My hand still hurts on some of the harder landings but we have another two weeks before the next round and it will continue to improve.”

Todd stated that racing Friday night’s event allowed him to gain valuable racing experience, something that is unable to be replicated on the practice track throughout the week.

“It was also good just be on a race track – you can ride a practice track as often as you like but racing is where it’s at and I feel you gain more from being in a race environment so it was good to experience that again.”

The 18-year-old has under two weeks until Adelaide’s third round, providing additional time for his hand to heal while also giving him the opportunity to make adjustments as he endeavours to improve in his second supercross appearance.