News 13 Nov 2018

Race winner Roberts devastated by crashing out of AUS-X Open

New South Welshman lucky to escape serious injury in Sydney fall.

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Australian Supercross Championship SX2 rookie Jy Roberts says he was devastated to crash out of the weekend’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney after charging to the opening main event victory of the Triple Crown.

The Husqvarna pilot was in fine form all weekend long, capturing victory in his heat race before putting on a stellar display in the opening main event encounter, storming to a 0.837s win over American import Cameron McAdoo (Penrite Honda Racing).

Roberts’ night took a turn for the worse in race two when he was struck by a first turn incident that unfolded alongside of him, violently forcing him to ground and cruelly ruling him out of the remainder of the evening, somehow escaping serious injury in the process.

“I was pretty devastated,” Roberts told “I was feeling pretty confident with my riding, so to have that crash and not be able to finish the two finals was pretty devastating. I’m just happy I was able to walk out of there and be able to say I won the first one.

“I bruised my leg pretty bad – it’s just corked from my knee brace and bars, and it’s all grazed down the right side of my back and my elbows. It was nothing too serious, but I got pretty lucky with it – it could’ve been a lot worse.”

The New South Welshman’s maiden SX2 campaign saw him wind up 14th in the championship rankings with 27 points to his name.