DPH Motorsport press release:
The 2018 Australian Supercross Championship is over. Hayden Mellross and Dylan Wills finished third and fourth overall at the AUS-X Open, with Hayden securing second in the championship while Wills came home ninth. Racing out of the DPH Motorsport Factory Husqvarna Racing semitrailer, AMA regular Dean Wilson rode to a 3-3-2 finish in the SX1 triple-crown format for second overall.
Dale Hocking, DPH Husqvarna team owner: “What a season of Supercross it’s been. I want to thank the three promoters, Scott Bannan, Troy Bayliss Events and AME, for giving us a series worthy of the racing talent we have in this country. We work tirelessly to support our riders and present our team at the highest level and it’s great to see people put themselves out there, just like we do, to benefit the sport. It’s been the toughest year by far for us at DPH, so to finish the year with both riders doing so well is a great feeling. Yes, we wanted to win, but the circumstances were against us this year and the competition is strong. Dylan Wills rode the wheels off his FC250 this weekend, constantly in the mix and dicing for the lead several times, while for Hayden, it just wasn’t to be. I want to thank both riders for their hard work this year, along with our entire team.”
Hayden Mellross: “I wanted that championship so much, but it just wasn’t to be. In the end, just six points separated myself and Jay (Wilson) and he rode well from the start, so congratulations to him and his team. As for me, I think I had a strong second half to the season, but the broken toes really took a toll on my points tally. I want to thank the entire DPH Motorsport family for having me back again this supercross season. It really is like a family, and they helped me, along with Marty, to adapt to the FC250 so quickly.”
Dylan Wills: “What a way to finish the year. A huge stadium, packed to the rafters, and my best finish of the year. With a good start, I was able to battle for the lead and really showed some of what I’m capable of. While I still have more to work on and develop, I’m happy with how the weekend went for me. I can’t thank the team – Dale, Tash, Boyd and Pynee –enough for their support this year, along with my girlfriend, Craig Anderson and my family. I had the best equipment and support network around me this year.”
While the official season is now over, both Hayden Mellross, Dylan Wills and Dean Wilson will travel to New Zealand to contest the S-X Open Auckland on Novemebr 24.
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