News 2 Nov 2016

Back-to-back AUS Supercross rounds to favour US import Hahn

Kawasaki rider to draw upon experience over the next two weeks.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Wil Hahn will draw upon his experience from the prestigious Monster Energy Supercross series over the next two weeks as the Australian Supercross Championship begins to wrap-up.

Hahn, who is familiar with an extensive back-to-back schedule in the US, is favouring the final three rounds of Australian supercross which are to be held over two weekends.

Following last weekend’s round in Adelaide, the series will head to Melbourne this Saturday before the double-header season finale the following week that will run in conjunction with Sydney’s AUS-X Open.

“I like the back-to-back races, in the states we do 15 rounds in a row,” Hahn shared with “[I’m] looking forward to the next one and we will learn from what happened tonight.”

The American claimed a heat race win on Saturday night at the Adelaide Showgrounds and raced to fourth in the main event, although despite falling short of the podium, he expressed his sincere disappointment of his performance at the completion of the event.

“I felt I rode good in practice and qualifying, then won the heat, but in the main I just didn’t ride how I should have – these guys work too hard for me to go out and ride like that,” he continued. “So, yeah, it was a poor performance on my side and I have no real excuse for it, I just didn’t take what I had all day to the main event, which still resulted in a fourth.”

Hahn currently sits third in the championship standings, one point behind second place holder Dean Ferris (CDR Yamaha).