News 10 Jan 2020

Suspension test improves feeling for Clout ahead of St. Louis

Australian optimistic heading into round two of Monster Energy Supercross.

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Luke Clout has improved his feeling with the Penrite Honda Racing CRF250R ahead of this weekend’s second stop of Monster Energy Supercross in St. Louis, the Australian completing a valuable suspension test with KYB this week.

Both Clout and teammate Mitchell Oldenburg have been utilising the KYB offering, rather than Showa suspension, which the Honda is developed around and fitted as standard.

It’s understood the Australian team completed significant testing since Anaheim 1, where it focused on suspension set-up and engine improvements.

“I’m feeling good heading into St. Louis, we’ve spent a lot of time testing and getting things right,” Clout explained. “I had a good day testing on Tuesday and it was really good to have Ricky from KYB out there with us, we made some changes and I’m looking forward to getting out there racing.”

The New South Welshman experienced a promising night in the 250SX West category at A1, challenging for a top 10 position in the main event before a crash ended his campaign prematurely.