News 24 Oct 2018

Championship fight not over yet declares SX2 contender Todd

Top four riders separated by 13 points in SX2 title challenge.

Image: Foremost Media.

Serco Yamaha’s Wilson Todd is adamant the SX2 title fight is not yet over as just one round remains in the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship, with four riders within reach of the crown.

Todd, who captured victory at round three, endured a challenging weekend at Port Adelaide’s penultimate stop, scoring 6-2-7 race finishes in the Triple Crown to be credited fifth.

It’s a far cry from what he expected in what proved to be a pivotal round, unable to take advantage of points leader Jay Wilson’s (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) difficult encounter, which sees Todd now positioned third in the standings, 13 points adrift of the red-plate holder while being tied with teammate Jacob Hayes (Serco Yamaha).

“It wasn’t a great night for me as I didn’t get the results I wanted coming into this round,” Todd commented. “After winning round three, I really wanted to keep that momentum going this weekend, but I just didn’t get the starts I needed in the finals and passing on this track was tough as everyone’s speed is evenly matched.

“But, it’s not over yet as there are only 13 points that separate the top four in the championship and I will be giving it my all at the final round to get another round win and gain as many places in the championship as I can.”

The fifth and final round of the Australian Supercross Championship is scheduled for 9-10 November, held in conjunction with the prestigious Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney at Qudos Bank Arena.