Top four SX2 contenders within 13 points of the championship.
Saturday night’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney is set to serve up a thrilling SX2 Triple Crown as the Australian Supercross Championship is decided at Qudos Bank Arena, but it will be business as usual for points leader Jay Wilson.
The Yamalube Yamaha Racing ace holds an 11-point advantage over DPH Motorsport Husqvarna’s Hayden Mellross, who declared yesterday he’ll do whatever it takes to snatch the crown, while Serco Yamaha duo Wilson Todd and Jacob Hayes are just a further two markers behind.
Acknowledging the unpredictable nature of indoor racing could see anything happen at the Sydney Olympic Park venue, Wilson is adamant his regular approach will grant him the best opportunity of being crowned champion.
“I do have an 11-point lead, but anything can happen indoors,” Wilson shared with MotoOnline.com.au. “For me, I’ll be going there to do what we’ve been doing, and that’s winning races. I’ve been putting the work in and the team’s been solid, so there’s no reason why we can’t win and that’s how we’re approaching it.
“Everyone wants to win, I’ve just got to be on my A game and win as many races as possible. It’s not so much about working out or calculating what’s going on out there – if I go out and win, then we’re in a good position – that’s how I look at it.”
The Gold Coast-based athlete excelled at last year’s AUS-X Open to claim third, effectively rebooting his career. No stranger to tighter confines of an arena, he’ll be drawing upon his stadium cross and arenacross experience to ensure the number one plate lands in his hands.
“The atmosphere of it really makes people step up, but I just enjoy being there,” he continued. “It’s the sort of racing I grew up riding – the tight, indoor stuff – a lot of the practice tracks I grew up on were really tight, so I always did well at the stadium cross’.
“I went over and did the Arenacross UK series, and that’s a take-out fest – that opens your eyes to indoor racing, but I’ve done it for a while now and I think we’re in a good position.”