News 25 Oct 2017

Perfect season not on the agenda for SX1 champion Brayton

American holds six-point lead as AUS Supercross approaches halfway.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Defending SX1 champion Justin Brayton has shut down the idea of aiming for a perfect season in the Australian Supercross Championship after dominating the first two rounds in Queensland and Victoria.

Brayton, who won 50 percent of the rounds in 2016, mentioned he wants to continue his current form for the remainder of the championship, taking a ‘work harder’ approach if he loses his reign on the top step of the podium.

“Not really, we’re only two races in,” Brayton told when asked if a perfect season was on the cards. “I just want to keep doing what I’m doing by having fun during the week and riding with my teammate Gavin [Faith].

“Really just enjoying it, enjoying the process and enjoying my time over here and showing up ready to race. If I get the win, awesome, if I don’t, then I’ll get back to work – that’s really it. Last year if a couple of things went my way, maybe I could’ve won a couple more, but that’s racing and that’s the way it goes.

“I really just want to keep getting solid weeks under my belt, keep getting starts and keep putting myself in good positions, then I think I can keep doing well.”

The Penrite Honda Racing rider holds a six-point advantage over CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris as the Australian supercross series heads to Virginia in South Australia this weekend for the third stop on the calendar. The last rider to complete a perfect season in Australian supercross was Matt Moss in 2014.