News 6 Oct 2023

SX3 champion Mather opts for title defence with Raceline team

Added experience leads to being sole team entry for AUSX series.

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Defending SX3 number one Jack Mather will aim for back-to-back titles in the category in lining up with Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing in the 2023 Fox Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX).

After a standout last season that saw Mather claim the development class crown in a clutch performance at the final round, the teenager enters season added confidence and the experience to match.

Both Mather – who will wear the number one plate in his title defence rather than step up to SX2 – and the Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing team, headed up by team owner/manager Todd Waters, are excited for the gates to drop at the season-opener this weekend in Adelaide.

“Coming off a really solid motocross season has boosted my confidence a lot entering this year’s supercross championship,” Mather said. “The preparation has been great leading into the opening round, and Ford [Dale] has been working me hard day in, day out, during the week.

“We learned a great deal last year with sealing the championship, and obviously the goal is to go out there and repeat, which I feel like I’m in a great position – both mentally and physically – to do so.”

Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing team owner Todd Waters added: “As a team, we’re really excited at the opportunity to defend the SX3 championship in 2023 with Jack Mather.

“We’ve made great progress with the bike to allow him all the comfort he needs to go out and fight for the title again, and we’ll continue to work closely together in the pursuit of earning another supercross championship this year. Raceline Performance will also be supporting Reid Taylor in the SX2 class for the three-round series, which we are looking forward to.”

Mather will be the sole official team entry, while privateer standout Taylor indirectly joins the program through Raceline Performance and also onboard FC 250 machinery. It spells the exit of Blake Fox within the team, who instead is entering his own Husqvarna in SX2, and there will be no 450 on-track for the factory-backed operation.