News 7 Nov 2019

Surge in form the result of extensive pre-season says Tanti

SX2 points leader targeting trio of consistent results in Wollongong triple crown.

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Aaron Tanti says his surge in form throughout the opening rounds of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship has come as a result of an extensive pre-season, the Serco Yamaha rider set to don the red-plate this weekend at Wollongong’s third stop of the series.

Tanti, who holds a two-point advantage in the SX2 standings over American Josh Osby (Raceline KTM Thor), has recorded a pair of podium results at Brisbane and Port Adelaide, finishing second and third respectively.

This weekend’s stop at WIN Stadium marks a home round for the New South Welshman, and with the triple crown format coming into play for the first time this season, the number 18 is targetting a trio of consistent results to strengthen his title chances.

“I’ve just learned over the last year – and through motocross – and it’s really come down to that I’ve put in a lot of hours on the bike with a lot of ride time before round one,” Tanti explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “We had a fair few weeks, and it seems to be paying off. I’m comfortable, and working with the team, I have the best setting I can.

“I just want to place myself in the best possible position, stay on the bike and be consistent – especially in the triple crown, I want to have three good races and hopefully end up on the podium. I want to get some really solid points – I don’t want a bad round or DNF or something like that.”

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

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