News 12 Jun 2017

Grant confirmed for Sydney's AUS-X Open

Monster Energy Kawasaki racer coming to Australia in November.

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International supercross star Josh Grant is the latest high-profile announcement to join the star-studded line-up at this year’s AUS-X Open Sydney on 11-12 November at Qudos Bank Arena.

Grant will bang bars against some of the world’s best in the way of Australian icon Chad Reed and Jason Anderson, along with Australia’s best supercross riders.

Coming off the back of a podium finish at the last round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Las Vegas, the American is pumped to be heading down under and laying it all on the line against Australia’s best.

“I’m super-pumped to be heading to the AUS-X Open in November and banging bars with Reedy, hombre [Jason Anderson] and the best talent Australia has to serve up,” Grant said.

“I’ve been following the event since it started in 2015 and I just knew I had to be part of that action in Sydney. The track looks amazing and the fans look like they go absolutely nuts for supercross in Australia, so I can’t wait to get a piece in November.

“Both Jason and I were on the podium in Vegas for the last round of the AMA Supercross so I’m really gonna put it all on the line against him and Reedy and push hard for the AUS-X Open crown in 2017. Reedy and I have a great history in the sport. I have a lot of respect for him and know how fast he can be, especially in front of his home crowd.

“He’s won both AUS-X Open crowns to date but someone needs to knock the 22 off its perch and I plan to be that guy come November!”