Honda Australia press release:
Justin Brayton will return to defend his Australian Supercross Championship with Honda Racing for 2018.
The back-to-back Champion has set his sights on a triple crown under the directorship of Yarrive Konsky and the Penrite Honda Racing Team.
“I look forward to coming back for the 2018 SX season. Australia feels like my second home, since 2016 I have spent nearly as much time in Australia as I have in my home in Charlotte, as the American Championship is relentless. We are travelling to 16 rounds across 17 weekends, so it’s quite full-on.” Said Brayton.
Brayton attributes his most recent success in America to competing in Australia.
“I 100% believe that racing in Australia gave me the kick-start I needed to be ready for the World Supercross Championship in America. We were able to prepare in race conditions. The emulation is priceless and I am thankful that all parties came together to make it seamless.” Brayton added.
Honda Racing’s Brand and Motorsport Manager Glyn Griffiths welcomes Brayton’s return and thinks his inclusion has lifted the level of racing and awareness of competition in Australia.
“Justin is world class; his inclusion the past two years has lifted the level `of competition in Australia and has created worldwide awareness for our program and Australian Racing.”
Brayton and the team will announce more details on sponsors and activities as they happen, with Yarrive Konsky stating; “We are finalising some sponsorships and activations. We want to involve spectators and fans more this year and give them some exclusive experiences.”
For more information on the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship visit: www.australiansupercross.com.au