Team Honda Racing press release:
The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will return to a two rider line up just in time for Factory Honda’s home round, when the fourth instalment of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship is held at Avalon on the outskirts of Melbourne, this Saturday night.
Both SX1 riders Chris Alldredge and team regular Jay Wilson will line up with the support of the locals this weekend, and after Alldredge missed the third outing of the series due to injury, both riders will be heading into Avalon hoping to leave their mark on the 2016 championship.
Wilson, who currently sits in a consistent 8th place in the overall SX1 championship standings with two rounds remaining, says that he’ll be aiming for more holeshots, and improved results in the heat and main event this Saturday night.
“Last weekend at Wayville we managed to start up the front, which was the first time I’d done that since stepping up to the SX1 class. Now that I know I can run the pace of the front guys, and lead a race, I’ll be looking to do that for 20 laps this weekend,” Wilson shared.
“Although last weekend it took a while for us to settle in and get our setup right, it means that heading in to Melbourne we’re a lot more prepared which is awesome.
“Chris has been back on the bike this week, so it’s been good to have him to train with again, so hopefully everything goes well on Saturday night and we can both capitalise on a bit of the home crowd support.”
Alldredge who suffered a shoulder injury at his first outing for the team at Toowoomba, will make his Australian Supercross comeback this Saturday, and shared that he’s surprised at how comfortable he’s feeling being back on the bike so soon.
“After Toowoomba, we made the call to sit out the next round and it was definitely the right decision. I’ve managed to ride this week and my shoulder is actually feeling pretty strong, so I’m looking forward to getting out there and seeing what we can do,” Alldredge shared.
“I’ve been working with a physio for the past few weeks and even he was surprised with how much progress we’ve made, so we just have to get it to hold up for 20 laps and we’ll be good.
“I obviously want to finish the job that I was sent over here to do, so these next two rounds are really important. I’d love to be able to reward the team with some results before I leave, especially after all the hard work they’ve put in to have me here.”
The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will now prepare to head to Avalon in Melbourne for round four of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship, being held this Saturday, November 5.
For more information on the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au or for further information on the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship head to www.ma.org.au.