News 16 Oct 2018

Mental rebound key for Wilson in Geelong Triple Crown podium

Title contender lodges 11-1-2 scorecard in newly-introduced format.

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SX2 championship leader Jay Wilson believes rebounding mentally after a disastrous opening main event in Saturday’s Triple Crown was key to claiming an overall podium at Geelong’s third stop of the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship.

In form Wilson was caught up in the carnage of the first of three 10-lap encounters of the evening, finishing race one in P11 before bouncing back for victory in main event two, followed by second in the final outing.

In a pivotal display, the Yamalube Yamaha Racing rider’s 1-2 performance to cap off the night ultimately granted him third overall, allowing him to hold an 11-point advantage in the series rankings over eventual round three victory Wilson Todd (Serco Yamaha).

“Tonight was a tough one but I’m glad I was able to turn things around pretty quickly after that first final,” Wilson explained. “With not much separating the riders, not getting a good start is costly and as I found out, you risk going down in all the mayhem that happens in the pack.

“So, it’s good to still get on the podium despite the 11th in race one and proud I was able to mentally be strong enough to rebound from it. The team did a great job again tonight as this format puts everyone under pressure and they stood up as they always do.”

The Queensland-based ace will be back in action this weekend at Port Adelaide in South Australia for the penultimate round of the five-stop series.