News 7 Nov 2019

Clout drawing upon experience for Wollongong race format

Factory Yamaha rider playing it smart for this weekend's AUS Supercross.

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Luke Clout is drawing upon his experience for Wollongong’s triple crown this Saturday night, learning from the crash that cost him victory during the same format at Geelong in 2018.

Clout enters the third round of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship ranked second in the SX1 standings, and is aiming to put a halt to Justin Brayton’s (Penrite Honda Racing) dominance over the first two rounds.

Reflecting on his mistake from last year, the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy rider acknowledges it will take consistency and a calculated approach to earn a maiden premier class main event victory this weekend.

“Last year I was actually winning a main event and threw it away,” Clout told MotoOnline.com.au. “There are three races, and obviously you want to go out and win each one, but you need to take each race as it comes.

“The sprint speed is definitely going to be a factor – there are three short races, but supercross is a bit different – you’ve got to sprint but also play it smart, because supercross can catch you out.

“If I can get a good start, I’ll definitely be sprinting. I need to keep it on two wheels as well and play it smart, because there are three races.”

This weekend’s third round of the Australian Supercross Championship will be accompanied by the Australian Motorcycle Festival, which will take place at Lang Park on 9-10 November.

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