Honda Australia press release:
Penrite Honda Racing are pleased to announce Bradley Taft as the teams 250cc competitor in this year’s Australian Supercross Championship.
Taft has raced with some of the world’s best, achieving great success against Sexton and McAdoo in Loretta’s and finishing as high as 6 th in his AMA Supercross career.
The 21 year old is excited about this opportunity; “The Penrite Honda Racing Team have had amazing success with Decotis, Faith, Peick and Brayton. I haven’t had team mates who have won 450cc Supercross and Motocross National races before so I want to learn as much as I can from this experience and am super appreciative to be part of it,” said Taft.
Team Director Yarrive Konsky made a strategic decision to sign a 250 class rider, to ensure the team had diversified talent.
“We didn’t need to contract someone that would compete with Justin. In the 450 class anyone outside of the top fifteen in America would find it difficult to finish on the podium in Australia so we turned our attention to the 250cc class,” said Konsky.
“Taft is young and really keen to prove himself and racing outside of America will be a great test for him. We are looking forward to having him on board; it’s going to be a great season of Supercross!” Konsky added.
The Penrite Factory Honda Team will commencing testing this week in preparation for round 1 in September.
For more information visit: www.australiansupercross.com.au