News 11 Oct 2017

Private supercross facility a boost for SX1 rookie Clout

Factory Honda rider makes significant personal investment.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Luke Clout believes his newly built private supercross facility has provided him a boost as the Australian Supercross Championship heads into the second stop this weekend in Melbourne.

Clout, who charged to fourth at Jimboomba’s opener in what was a come from behind effort after a first turn crash, said he experienced difficulties in sourcing places to ride supercross, prompting him to make the investment and setup his own training circuit.

“I was pretty much driving three to four hours to ride, and I was relying on everyone else on when they were riding,” Clout explained to “There was the cost as well, people were charging money, so I thought that the time it takes, I may as well get my own track started.

“We got it up really quick, it was a little time consuming and I wasn’t riding as much as I was getting everything sorted, but the finished product is awesome. I’m definitely pumped it’s something that I did. It’s really good, I live 20 minutes down the road and I got there when I want and do what I need to do.

“I built it the way I wanted it, which is really good. I think it’s benefited me to be able ride more and work on things, I think it’s going to be an awesome tool for me to finish out the series.”

Bacchus Marsh in Victoria is set to host Saturday night’s round of the Australian Supercross Championship, marking the second edition of six-round series.