News 13 Aug 2018

Coolum podium provisionally ends 2018 campaign for rookie Ward

Talented Queenslander still preparing for supercross in hope of an opportunity.

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A second-consecutive podium at yesterday’s final round of the Pirelli MX National in Coolum provisionally concludes Caleb Ward’s campaign for 2018, as an entry into the Australian Supercross Championship is unlikely for the youthful talent at this stage.

As initially planned, the Davey Motorsport Husqvarna outfit that has supported Ward in his efforts to contest the outdoor championship won’t be in attendance for the supercross season, which positions the number 79 without adequate support for the five-round series.

The Queenslander says he’ll continue to develop his craft in the supercross discipline in hope of being prepared should an opportunity arise, stating he’ll benefit from the added experience regardless of landing a deal.

“At this stage it doesn’t look like I’ll be doing supercross,” Ward revealed to “I’ll go home and see what happens – I’ll make some phone calls and see how we go because the Davey Motorsport team doesn’t do supercross. I’m not really sure – there might be a fill-in ride somewhere.

“Either way – even if I don’t find something – I’ll still practice for supercross to make sure that I’m ready if an opportunity does come up, and if not, I’ll just be more experienced for next year.”

Ward just completed his rookie MX1 season fourth in the standings with a pair of third place finishes to his name. The 21-year-old has contested just two supercross campaigns in his career, which were both cut short due to injury.