Victorian ace confirms AUS-X Open appearance in Sydney.
Long-time supercross specialist Cheyne Boyd will make a return to the Australian Supercross Championship at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong this weekend for round three, while also confirming he’ll enter next month’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open in Sydney.
After retiring from full-time competition in 2012, the popular Victorian has since contested selected rounds of supercross, attempting to complete a full season in 2017 before a shoulder injury halted his plans.
The idea of racing inside an AFL stadium is an attractive one for the Park4MX owner, who has likened it to the premium facilities of Qudos Bank Arena, which hosts the prestigious AUS-X Open event.
“Racing selected rounds is something I’ve done in the last few years,” Boyd explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “With business, family and stuff, it’s hard to do [the whole series]. Last year I had a go at doing all the rounds and ended up getting hurt, but I’ve recovered from that injury and I’m in a good place with business – so why not line up and race this weekend and Sydney’s AUS-X Open?
“I normally race the Melbourne round because it’s local and easy to do, but especially when you’re racing in a stadium like that (GMHBA Stadium) – I always try and make Sydney because it’s awesome – I think it’s on the same level in terms of the venue.
“I wouldn’t be racing if I didn’t feel confident in my speed or if I thought I was second-guessing myself – I wouldn’t be racing at all. I still feel I carry good speed, I enjoy the training side of it, but it has been hard and I haven’t had the best lead up.”
The number four finished Jimboomba’s opening round in 2017 with an impressive eighth place result despite limited seat time in race conditions.