News 1 Nov 2017

Virginia win places surprise package Todd in SX2 title contention

Maiden victory solidifies youthful talent as championship threat at halfway.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Wilson Todd’s commanding victory on Saturday night at Virginia’s third round of the Australian Supercross Championship in South Australia has positioned him right in title contention, as he sits just two points shy of series leader and two-time SX2 champion Gavin Faith (Penrite Honda Racing).

The DPH Motorsport Yamaha rider, who’s just in his second season of racing the discipline, has been a surprise contender for the title in 2017, making significant advancements in the series to ultimately take his maiden main event victory last Saturday night.

Todd has been training with teammate and experienced supercross campaigner Kade Mosig, which the Queensland-native has suggested is a key to his improvements this year.

“I couldn’t be any more happier,” Todd expressed to “We did a little bit of testing between the last round and now – the bike’s awesome. I’m just super stoked and the whole team has been working really hard, so I’m going to try and do it again next time.

“I’ve been doing most of my riding with Kade [Mosig], we’ve been pushing each other all day, everyday. For sure, I think it makes us both better riders – we’re both pretty stoked to be on the podium tonight.”

The Monster Energy AUS-X Open will host rounds four and five at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 11-12 November, marking the tail-end of the six-stop championship.