News 22 Oct 2019

Port Adelaide main event valuable for injured Richardson

Honda-mounted privateer earns top 10 result in South Australia.

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Piecing together a full main event in Port Adelaide’s second round of the Australian Supercross Championship has proved valuable for Jackson Richardson, despite the Honda-mounted privateer reaggravating a foot injury during his heat race.

The two-time SX2 champion, who broke all five toes on his right foot at Brisbane’s season-opener before failing to qualify for the main, raced his first main event in South Australia since the S-X Open Auckland in November 2018.

It was important for Richardson to make it through the 20-lap encounter on Saturday night after a lack seat time in race conditions over the last year, the SX1 rookie running as high as sixth before crossing the line in P9.

“It’s definitely good to be back at the races and getting in that flow again, because it’s definitely different than being at the practice track,” Richardson explained to MotoOnline.com.au.

“At the practice track you can pound out laps all day long, and then you get to the race, and you’re like ‘geez, what the hell is this?’ I’m slowly adjusting to it, I just need to get healthy.

“Being nowhere near 100 percent, it’s good know the speed is there – I can definitely put it together, I just need to focus on getting back to 100 percent and getting everything back in line.

“I need to get everything back to how it was before having the big get-off at the start of the season – up until that point, I had an unscathed pre-season – everything was going to plan and nothing was out of wack. Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way, and we just have to keep moving forward.”

Richardson is ranked 15th in the championship standings as the series heads to Wollongong on 9 November.

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