News 17 Nov 2022

US import Hill to complete AUSX with CDR Yamaha

American SX1 contender back for Newcastle and Wagga Wagga.

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US import Josh Hill has been confirmed to complete the remaining rounds of the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) in place of the recovering Luke Clout at CDR Yamaha Monster Energy.

Hill contested this year’s ‘pilot’ World Supercross Championship (WSX) with the outfit, notching fifth in the premier class standings at the conclusion of the two rounds.

He was then called in to replace the injured Clout at round two of AUSX at Adelaide Showground, completing the main event third in SX1 after charging forward from P6.

“Because we haven’t seen much of Luke [Clout] all year, it’s pretty much been Aaron Tanti flying the flag, we felt like we needed to replace Luke for the whole of supercross to have two riders to maximise the exposure,” CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team owner Craig Dack explained to MotoOnline.

“Josh has been a good friend of CDR for many years, he is a solid rider, he’s very, very popular and he is very likeable. He’s a Fox guy, he’s a Monster guy, he’s a Yamaha guy, so it just all makes sense to have him.

“He went back home, he was never scheduled to do Adelaide, but once Luke got injured at Melbourne we kept him for Adelaide, he flew home and then he will come out and do the last two rounds, Newcastle and Wagga.”

Two rounds remain in the 2022 AUSX championship, with the penultimate stop on this year’s calendar at McDonald Jones Stadium on 26 November, before the finale takes place in Wagga Wagga one week later.

Following AUSX, Hill will turn his attention to the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Championship where he will compete for Team Tedder in 450SX, alongside his brother Justin Hill.

Meanwhile, CDR team regular Clout will miss the remaining rounds of 2022 AUSX with the focus of being 100 percent ready for the start of ProMX next year.