News 16 Oct 2017

Todd 'deserving' of maiden AUS Supercross podium at Bacchus Marsh

Youthful Queenslander charges to third in Victoria.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

SX2 contender Wilson Todd says he feels he deserves to be on the podium after claiming his first top three finish in the Australian Supercross Championship last Saturday night at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

The DPH Motorsport Yamaha rider was forced to transfer to the main event via the last chance qualifier, however despite the poor gate pick, he worked his way through the field, negotiating the challenging circuit with class to wind up in third.

“I’m really happy to come away with a podium,” Todd commented. “I was one of the last gate picks since I had to go via the LCQ, and it put me a little further back in the pack, but I just concentrated on my own race, working my way past people. I feel like I deserve to be up here, so hopefully I can get a good start next round and move further up the podium.”

Todd has had limited experienced in the discipline, racing just five rounds of last year’s championship while coming back from injury.

The youthful talent sits third in the series standings, just one point shy of defending champion Jackson Richardson (Serco Yamaha) as the series heads to Virginia in South Australia on 28 October for round three of the six-stop calendar.