News 17 Sep 2018

Dunlop takes control at Jimboomba

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Ficeda Accessories press release:

The Australia Supercross Championship kicked off in spectacular fashion with long time supercross promoter, Scott Bannan once again providing crowds with an impressive show in the purpose build venue in Jimboomba, Queensland. In front of huge crowd, Penrite Honda’s Justin Brayton took the SX1 (450cc) win while Yamalube Yamaha’s Jay Wilson took the honours in the SX2 (250cc) class.

The early stages of the SX1 final looked set to see crowd favourite, Brett Metcalfe, run away with the win, however a stall saw the reigning champion, Justin Brayton move into the lead and never look back, winning by over 5 seconds. KTM backed, Luke Clout impressed after crashing in the first turn to finish third.

Dunlop Motorsport Manager Robbie Bugden: “Supercross is exciting to race and exciting to watch, and it shows just how popular it is when thousands turn out to pack a venue like they did today. Dunlop has a strong history in Supercross both in Australia and in the US, so it was great to see not only our racers once again on top of the podium but filling the top ten in both the SX1 and SX2 classes. Apart from our winners, two riders stood out with some impressive riding in their respective finals; Luke Clout, after his first turn crash to ride through to third was great to watch, and Hayden Mellross to ride from 15th to 4th with two broken big toes was equally impressive! Also, our motocross champion, Dean Ferris, had a crash, ruling him out of racing for the day, so we’d like to wish him a speedy recovery.”

The SX2 class was set to be a battle from the outset, with several internationals lining up against the best Australia has to offer. Jay Wilson took the honours ahead of Honda’s Bradley Taft, showing the US based racers that they will have their work cut out for them if they want to take the title back to the US. Eight of the top finishers in SX2 chose Dunlop Geomax.