News 2 Dec 2019

Dunlop sweeps supercross championship podium

Ficeda Accessories press release:

In front of 35,000 race fans, Dunlop racers took a clean sweep of not only the final-round podium, but also the championship. Penrite Honda’s Justin Brayton, from America, took consistent race results across the three-race format to stand on the top step, ahead of Jason Anderson and Josh Hill.

The Dunlop Geomax MX33 pattern once again proved to be the tyre of choice inside Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, taking the win in every SX1 track outing. Justin Brayton opened the night with the win in heat one, while Jason Anderson, followed by Clout, Reed, Hill and Evans took the top five places in heat two. Superpole saw Clout set the fastest lap ahead of Anderson, Brayton and Reed before the triple-crown race format saw the SX1 class line up for three eight-lap races. It was Brayton’s consistent 1-2-3 results that earned the overall win, ahead of Anderson’s 7-1-1 and Josh Hill’s 3-4-2 to round out the podium with Reed, Reardon, Clout and Evans securing fifth through eighth on the

night. For Brayton, the round win was enough to secure the series win, ten points ahead of Luke Clout, with Dan Reardon on third. And it was a 2019 Australian Supercross Championship podium lockout with all riders choosing to race with Dunlop.

Yamalube Yamaha’s Jay Wilson in the SX2 class, with a 3-2-3 result, took third overall, securing fourth in the championship. Title contender, Serco’s Aaron Tanti, went down hard, earning just four points for the round and settling for fourth overall in the championship. All eyes in the class, however, were on 16-year-old Jett Lawrence as he made his supercross debut, taking a 4-3-2 race results for fourth in the round, and showing many why he is not just a future star of the sport, but a star already.

Dunlop Motorsport Manager, Robbie Bugden: “And just like that, the Australian Supercross Championship is over. What an amazing atmosphere, with 35,000 people watching a world-class field on a world-class track. I’m obviously ecstatic about not only securing the round and championship win in SX1, but to lock out the podium is just amazing, and a credit to both the riders and the Geomax product range. Congratulations to Justin Brayton on his fourth SX1 championship, but also to CDR Yamaha Monster Energy for securing second and third overall with Luke (Clout) and Dan (Reardon), along with Josh Hill taking eighth after missing the first two rounds! It was great to watch Jay Wilson take it to the Americans all night in SX2. He’s a class rider and it’s great to see him up front, once more showing that consistency gets you everywhere. 2019 has been a year of change, but also a great year. We’re proud to work with some incredible teams and riders, and supporting the sport in so many ways, and I’m really looking forward to what 2020 has in store.”

2019 SX1 Championship Standings

1 Justin BRAYTON HON – DUNLOP
2 Luke CLOUT YAM – DUNLOP
3 Daniel REARDON YAM – DUNLOP
4 Brett METCALFE HON
5 Dylan LONG KAW
6 Richie EVANS YAM- DUNLOP
7 Joel WHITEMAN HON
8 Josh HILL YAM – DUNLOP
9 Todd WATERS HUS
10 Jason ANDERSON HUS – DUNLOP

2019 SX2 Championship Standings

1 Chris BLOSE HON
2 Joshua OSBY KTM
3 Mitchell OLDENBURG HON
4 Jay WILSON YAM – DUNLOP
5 Aaron TANTI YAM – DUNLOP
6 Connor TIERNEY YAM – DUNLOP
7 Regan DUFFY KTM
8 Bradley TAFT KAW
9 Dylan WILLS KTM
10 Rhys BUDD HON

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