Interviews 20 Aug 2019

Fast Thoughts: Regan Duffy

Raceline KTM Thor rider on his MXD title and preparing for supercross.

This season has so far been an amazing one for youthful Western Australian Regan Duffy, who recently earned the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals MXD title. Set to graduate to the SX2 category and race the Australian Supercross Championship for the very first time, MotoOnline.com.au tracked down the Raceline KTM Thor rider for this latest edition of Fast Thoughts.

Image: Foremost Media.

Winning the 2019 MX Nationals MXD title…
It was unreal – it was what I set out to do all year. I trained all pre-season to get it done with my dad at home, and I also stayed for a while with Ross Beaton – he helps me a lot, and I can’t thank those two enough for helping me get it done, and also my team – Raceline KTM Thor – and everyone involved. It’s been a goal of mine for a while to get the MXD title straight up once I went to seniors, and I did it – I couldn’t be any happier.

Learning supercross…
It’s pretty cool! I’ve ridden a few half-arsed tracks before, and I’ve always been good at jumping and putting the bike where I want it. I don’t think I’ll struggle with the riding side, but racing I’m not too sure – I haven’t raced it before. It’s exciting, I’ve done motocross my whole life, so it’s a fresh start, which is pretty cool.

Image: Foremost Media.

Racing AUS Supercross in stadiums and large crowds…
I think it’s pretty exciting – the bigger the crowd, the better. I think it makes the atmosphere way better – like Manjimup which had a huge crowd this year, you could hear them while you were racing – there’s just something about it that makes you go even better I guess.

Expectations for SX2 debut…
I’ve got no expectations, I just want to get through it safely. It’s a learning year for me – there’s no pressure from my team or family or anything like that. I just want to get through all the rounds injury free – that’s it.

Plans for 2020 and beyond…
Next year, I’ve discussed it with the people around me, and I think going to stay here and have a crack at MX2. There’s no rush – I’m still only 17 – so I still have a few years to get overseas. One more year to mature as a rider and a person won’t hurt me, so I’ll be staying here.

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