News 21 Jan 2020

More to offer believes Clout after impressive A2 top 10

Penrite Honda Racing entry earns season-best result after qualifying via LCQ.

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Penrite Honda Racing’s Luke Clout believes he has more to offer after scoring an impressive result just outside of the top five at Anaheim 2’s third stop of Monster Energy Supercross.

It was a long night at Angel Stadium for the Australian favourite, who was forced to qualify for the main event via the last chance qualifier.

Despite having the last gate-pick, the New South Welshman put on a stellar performance in the 18-lap encounter, winding up in sixth position.

Still adapting to the American environment and the transition back to a Honda CRF250R, Clout is adamant on making further improvements prior to returning home to Australia.

“Unfortunately, I crashed [in the heat] and had to go to the LCQ – I just rode quickly enough in the LCQ to make the main,” Clout commented.

“I am okay with my sixth, but I have a lot of work to do. The team has been great – they are giving me everything I need. It’s different over here – I know that doesn’t make sense to some people, but the tracks are different, they are prepared differently, they develop ruts and have moisture in them.

“The intensity is much higher, in Australia we were doing eight-lap races and over here I am doing 18 laps. We have a plan and we are working towards it.”

Clout is now ranked 10th in the 250SX West championship standings as Monster Energy Supercross visits Glendale this weekend.

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