News 13 Nov 2017

Blose 'all in' if full-time AUS Supercross opportunity arises

Penrite Honda Racing fill-in rider brushes off Todd incident at AUS-X Open.

Image: AUS-X Open.

American import Chris Blose says if he can make an opportunity happen to contest the Australian Supercross Championship full-time in 2018, he would be all in for it.

The AMA Arenacross regular, who’s currently replacing the injured Gavin Faith at Penrite Honda Racing for the second half of the series, finished up with a 2-1 scorecard over the weekend at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open in Sydney, which marked his debut with the Victorian-based outfit.

“It’s always good to come over here in Australia,” Blose explained to “It’s good racing, there’s a lot of good people here and I always look forward to coming over here. If the opportunity arises and we can make the opportunity happen, then yeah, I’m all in.

“It’s always beneficial to get some races under your belt before our season – to come over here and get some races and get that intensity up – these are like some warm-up races. But at the same time, I want to come here to win and do good.”

During Sunday’s edition, Blose came together with DPH Motorsport Yamaha rider and former SX2 points leader Wilson Todd on lap two of the main as he attempted a moderate pass, however the pair would ultimately fall to the ground.

Todd expressed his displeasure of the manoeuvre on Sunday evening, although Blose has brushed off the racing incident as he looks ahead to the final round of the championship this weekend at Jimboomba in Queensland.

“The weekend went good,” he continued. “I got second last night (Saturday) – I felt like could’ve won, but tonight I was really focused on winning. I really wanted to redeem myself and get that W. I got off to an okay start right behind Wilson, I made some passes and then I went down with Wilson – we got together after the finish line. I got back up and got the win, so I’m happy about that and looking forward to the next round.”