News 15 Nov 2019

Anderson anticipating tight racing as S-X Open Auckland looms

Factory Husqvarna rider taking measured approach into New Zealand.

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Jason Anderson is anticipating the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland to serve up tight racing with the triple crown format tomorrow night, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider declaring he’ll ‘go for it’ despite taking a measured approach.

The 2018 AMA Supercross champion raced just the Sydney stop of the Monster Energy S-X Open International FIM Oceania Supercross Championship last year, with this weekend’s round in New Zealand marking his first appearance in the country.

“I think you need to have good race craft, and picking and choosing your battles is how you should race in the States,” Anderson explained at Auckland’s press conference.

“I probably won’t be taking as many risks as I would when I’m going for a supercross championship – I’m still going to go for it, and it’s not going to stop me at all. I’m going to try and win those races – it’s going to be good, and those eight lappers I think [it is], it’s going to be tight racing.”

Anderson joins fellow AMA Supercross regulars Joey Savatgy (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing), Chad Reed (Penrite Racing Mountain Motorsports Honda), and Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) tomorrow night, along with the list of Australian Supercross Championship contenders.

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