News 12 Nov 2017

SX1 rookie Clout withdraws from AUS Supercross campaign

Finger injury and ongoing issues force the Honda rider to sit out season remainder.

Image: Alex Gobert (Foremost Media).

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Luke Clout has revealed he won’t line-up for the remaining rounds of the Australian Supercross Championship, including tonight’s edition of the Monster Energy AUS-X Open at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.

Clout said a finger injury and other ongoing issues are the reason behind his decision, which comes after a lacklustre and unfortunate night in Sydney where he failed to transfer through to the main event.

The New South Welshman, who’s had a stellar rookie season in the premier class with a number of highly-impressive results to his name, made the announcement via social media this morning.

“Unfortunately I won’t be lining up for the remainder of the season,” Clout confirmed. “I’ve sustained a broken finger which has been niggling me for most of the [supercross] season, and some other issues that [have] made me make this decision.

“[It] absolutely devastates me to be writing this, but [I] have have bigger and better things to come. Thanks to everyone behind me this season, and a thanks to my brother Aaron Clout for stepping in to be mechanic when he didn’t have to.”

Clout’s exit also marks his final appearance with the Crankt Protein Honda Racing team, which is set to close its doors at the conclusion of the championship.