News 27 Nov 2019

Tanti taking aggressive approach into Melbourne’s title decider

New South Welshman ranked third ahead of AUS-X Open season-finale.

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Aaron Tanti will be taking an aggressive approach into the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne this Saturday, declaring he’ll lay it all on the line as the SX2 title is set to be decided.

The Serco Yamaha rider has notably elevated his aggressiveness in the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship, which has positioned him contention for the crown as he sits seven points out from leader Josh Osby (Raceline KTM Thor) in third position.

The New South Welshman, who held the red-plate at Wollongong’s third stop, finds himself directly in the fight for a championship at a season-finale for the first time in his career.

“I’ve been trying to be a little more aggressive with my riding – I think I’ve been lacking that in the past,” Tanti explained to “I think I now just make the pass and go instead of following someone’s speed. 100 percent, going into Melbourne, I’ll be laying it all on the line for the championship.

“I’m feeling really good – I’ve been riding really good, and with training, I’ve just been trying to do everything right on the bike and working on a lot of things. I’m feeling really good coming into it.”

American Chris Blose (Penrite Honda Racing) sits between Osby and Tanti ahead of Saturday’s showdown, four points shy of the lead.