News 12 Oct 2018

Racing plans remain in the air for Tanti ahead of 2019

Talented SX2 contender in search of full-time seat for 2019 season.

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New South Welshman Aaron Tanti’s racing plans for 2019 are still up in the air after it was announced last month that Dyson Motorsport-operated Complete Parts Kawasaki Racing outfit will cease its partnership with Kawasaki Motors Australia at the conclusion of this season.

The parting of ways has left Tanti searching for a full-time seat next year aboard adequate equipment, as Kawasaki is yet to reveal any future plans and Dyson is expected to depart the sport altogether.

The 22-year-old has been a revelation in the quarter-litre category in 2018, displaying incredible form throughout the Pirelli MX Nationals, notching up two overall wins for third in the MX2 rankings, while he led for majority of last Saturday’s SX2 main event at Coolum for round two of the Australian Supercross Championship before taking runner-up honours.

“It’s a bit up in the air after we found out the team isn’t going to be here,” Tanti explained to “Obviously everyone thought I’d be staying here next year, and I thought I was too.

“But after coming third in motocross and putting it up there in supercross, I’m hoping to get decent ride next year. I haven’t had many offers yet, so I’ll see how that pans out in the next few weeks. I’m just going to do what I do – I race for myself to be up there. I love doing it, so that’s where I want to be.”

The number 18 will be back in action this Saturday at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong for round three of the Australian Supercross Championship.