News 17 Sep 2018

Runner-up Metcalfe satisfied despite main event error

South Australian recovers from mid-race stall in Queensland.

Image: Foremost Media.

Penrite Honda Racing’s Brett Metclafe has expressed his satisfaction in earning second at Saturday’s opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship in Jimboomba, Queensland, despite a costly error in the main event.

Metcalfe took control of the field during the early stages of the 20-lap encounter and looked destined for victory, although an uncharacteristic stall saw him relegated a number of important positions, allowing eventual winner and teammate Justin Brayton to make his way by in the process.

In his return to Australian supercross, the South Australian admits that there was no guarantee he could hold off Brayton if the mistake wasn’t made, although he’s just happy to complete the first stop on the box.

“I am so happy with the bike and the team,” Metcalfe stated. “I made a small mistake in the final – I am not sure if I would have held Justin off but that seriously doesn’t matter, I am extremely happy with how I am riding and had so much fun racing supercross again – it’s been a few a years between supercross races.”

Metcalfe was a last-minute addition to Penrite Honda Racing’s supercross efforts after initially being slated to solely contest the Pirelli MX Nationals with the outfit. The Australian Supercross Championship returns for round two at Coolum in Queensland on 6 October.