News 11 Oct 2019

Dobson still uncertain of contesting full supercross season

Husqvarna privateer hopeful of securing funding for all five rounds.

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Leading SX1 privateer Jesse Dobson is hopeful of gaining enough funding to complete the entire Australian Supercross Championship which kicks off this weekend in Brisbane, admitting he’s not a certain starter for all five rounds of the series at this stage.

Piloting a Husqvarna FC 450, Dobson is coming off a strong Pirelli MX Nationals campaign that saw him finish as the highest-ranked privateer in the premier class.

Revealing offers were on the table through a selection of teams, the popular contender elected not to pursue them in favour of increasing his opportunities for 2020.

“At this stage, I’ve had some incredible support from all my sponsors that got me through the motocross season, and again they’ve stepped up so I can line up at Brisbane,” Dobson explained.

“I actually did have one or two offers to join teams just for supercross, but the reality was short term positives and leaving some of the people that have been with me all year, and I need to really work on my plan for 2020.

“I still don’t know if I can do the entire supercross series yet, but I need to get good results this weekend regardless, so that’s where I’m starting.”

Brisbane Entertainment Centre will host round one tomorrow night before the series travels to Gillman, Wollongong, Auckland and Melbourne.