News 8 Nov 2016

Arenacross champion Faith in favour of tight Sydney layout

SX2 title a 'long shot' for Penrite Honda's US import.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Penrite Honda’s Gavin Faith is favouring this weekend’s tight track layout inside Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena for the prestigious AUS-X Open, which will be held in conjunction with the final rounds of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship.

Faith, who earned the 2016 AMSOIL Arencross title in America, is familiar racing within the tight confines of an arena, and expressed his enthusiasm for this weekend’s double-header.

“I’m stoked to go to Sydney, obviously I spend all year in America riding tight tracks indoors, so I’m going to feel like I’m back at home,” said Faith following a commanding victory in Melbourne. “I’m looking forward to the shorter track and more of a sprint type race.”

The American’s main event win last Saturday night edged him closer to the SX2 title, although after a damaging second round in Queensland, he sits third in the championship standings, 17 points behind series leader Hayden Mellross (DPH Motorsport).

A multi-time victor of the category, Faith understands that claiming the championship this weekend will be a difficult task, however he is remaining optimistic as his time in Australia wraps up for 2016.

“It’s definitely a long shot,” he continued. “Mathematically I’m definitely not out of it, I’m just going to take it race by race and do the only thing that I can do, and that’s to go out and win races – where the cards fall, they fall. I’m just going to focus on me and going out winning the two rounds in Syndey and then see where we stand.”