News 25 Nov 2019

Dack praises Clout's consistency as title fight comes down to Melbourne

New South Welshman in box seat to claim maiden premier class crown.

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CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team owner Craig Dack has praised Luke Clout’s consistency in the Australian Supercross Championship ahead of the title decider at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne, where the New South Welshman will don the red-plate for the first time in the series.

Clout’s bid to upset three-time defending champion Justin Brayton’s (Penrite Honda Racing) endeavour of claiming four successive titles has been strong, the number four securing victory at Wollongong before finishing runner-up at the S-X Open Auckland, which ultimately saw him clinch the points lead.

Dack has commended the efforts of Clout and his consistency in both the triple crwon formats and over the course of the series, putting him in the box seat for a maiden premier class crown.

“From a team point of view, we are up to our necks in this championship with Luke taking the lead after Auckland,” Dack explained. “He has proven to be so consistent not just at each round, but also within the round in the multi-race formats.

“His second in Auckland now gives him a one-point lead so it comes down to Melbourne and the final round to determine the winner, and Luke is in impressive form.”

Clout sits on 89 points, one-point ahead of Brayton, while Dan Reardon (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) remains in the hunt with 80 points to his name.