News 22 Oct 2022

WSX Australian GP qualifying led by Savatgy and Bogle

Rick Ware Racing rider edges Roczen with blistering lap.

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A blistering 45.776s saw Rick Ware Racing’s Joey Savatgy qualify fastest at the final round of the 2022 World Supercross Championship (WSX) in Melbourne, as Justin Bogle stopped the clocks quickest in SX2.

Savatgy bested Ken Roczen (Honda Genuine Honda Racing) for P1 ahead of the night show, the leading duo one second quicker than the riders behind.

Cedric Soubeyras (Bud Racing) enters tonight third fastest, as yesterday’s AUSX winner Justin Brayton (MotoConcepts Honda) was fourth, ahead of Anthony Bourdon (GSM Yamaha) in fifth.

P6 was Dean Wilson, however, the Honda Genuine Firepower Honda Racing rider crashed heavily in the closing stages of the session. A 47.213s saw Vince Friese (MotoConcepts Honda) qualify seventh, as Josh Hill (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy), Cade Clason (Club MX FXR) and Australian wildcard Kyle Webster (Honda Genuine Fire Power Honda Racing) completed the top 10.

Hayden Mellross (GasGas Racing Team) posted the 14th quickest time as Luke Clout (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) notably is not competing after sustaining a cracked thumb last night in AUSX.

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Bogle (MDK Motorsports) laid down the SX2 gauntlet with a 46.524s, edging Cole Seely (MotoConcepts Honda) and Max Anstie (Honda Genuine Fire Power Honda Racing) – the leading trio all in the 46s bracket.

GSM Yamaha’s Carson Brown was P4, in front of red plate-holder Shane McElrath (Rick Ware Racing) in fifth with a 47.357s.

Stepping back onto a 250, Matt Moss (Bud Racing) notched the sixth quickest time, as Mitchell Oldenburg (MotoConcepts Honda), Chris Blose (Bud Racing), Jace Owen (Club MX FXR) and Wilson Todd (Honda Genuine Fire Power Honda Racing) completed the top 10.

Australian Aaron Tanti (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) was P11, as domestic wildcards Nathan Crawford (KTM Racing Team) and Rhys Budd (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) were 19th and 20th respectively.

Detailed results