News 9 Oct 2018

'Little time' to achieve improvements according to Metcalfe

Penrite Honda Racing contender eager to challenge for main event victories.

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The short nature of the Australian Supercross Championship promotes little time for improvements according to Penrite Honda Racing’s Brett Metcalfe, who’s finished second to teammate Justin Brayton on both occasions this year.

A late inclusion to contest the championship, the former AMA Supercross regular has been unable to challenge two-time defending champion Brayton in the opening rounds, admitting he has a lot to improve as the series in the midst of completing three stops in as many weekends.

The South Australian has displayed incredible form so far, setting the second fastest lap in Coolum’s main event on Saturday afternoon as he navigated his way through the field.

“I am having fun and it’s showing,” Metcalfe stated. “I have a lot to improve on and very little time to achieve it as we are racing back to back rounds, so I need to accept that and focus on what I can achieve in the time we have.

“I want to win, that’s why we race. The Honda is working well and we are finding some good form. The team is working well and I think there are many positives as we prepare for the rest of this season and next year.”

Currently runner-up in the championship, six points in arrears to Brayton, the series will now head to Geelong in Victoria this weekend where the Triple Crown format introduced for the first time.