Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wilson makes impressive SX1 debut at Jimboomba

Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Jay Wilson made his career first debut in the talent packed SX1 class, lining up against some of the most experienced riders in the world at round one of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship at Jimboomba on Saturday night.

Wilson, who has in fact not raced Supercross since he won the Under 19’s Championship in 2013, dusted off the cobwebs and delivered promising results throughout qualifying, one heat race, and a 20 lap main event last night.

With thousands of spectators turning out to witness round one at Jimboomba, Wilson raced to an impressive fifth place in heat one. Then, despite being dead last through the first turn of the main event, Wilson clawed his way back to a hard fought ninth position, collecting valuable championship points for the Factory Honda team.

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“We knew round one was always going to be the most difficult with the tight turn around from Motocross, and if ninth is our worst result for the season, then we’re in a good position to go forward in this championship,” Wilson shared.

“I improved every time I went out yesterday which was very encouraging. We dropped more than two seconds off our lap times, and I really took on board everything I was learning throughout the day.

“I have never raced a 450 in Supercross before, so now I understand the speed of the class, and we know exactly what we need to do before heading to round two at Toowoomba. I know where I should be, and we’ll be doing everything we can to achieve that.

“Honda have been very supportive of me, and being my rookie year I’m just soaking up every bit of information that I can, so that we can go forward every time we go racing. I’m excited for round two!”

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The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will now begin preparations for round two of the Australian Supercross Championship being held at Toowoomba in Queensland on October 14, 2016.

For more information on the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au

For more information on the Australian Supercross Championship, head to www.ma.org.au

Wilson ready, Long sidelined for Round 1 of 2016 Australian Supercross Championship

SX1 rider Jay Wilson will fly the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team flag solo at round one of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship at Jimboomba in Queensland this weekend, with Dylan Long sidelined due to injury.

With a successful motocross campaign behind the Factory Honda pair, both Wilson and Long have been on track to launch their Supercross assault this weekend, however unfortunately for Long, a niggling thumb injury has forced the Honda rider to sit out of round one.

Long, who was set to contest the talent packed SX1 class at Jimboomba, has shared his disappointment in being sidelined, however has vowed to be back on the bike as soon as he is fit and healthy.

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“It’s obviously a shame that before round one of the Supercross I’ve re-injured my thumb that I hurt at Nowra, but that’s racing and now the focus is on getting better,” Long shared.

“At this stage we aren’t sure of the extent of the injury, or how long it’s going to take to recover, so I’m going to find out from the doctors next week and then we’ll go from there.

“The first round is always a lot of fun so I’m sad that I won’t be there, but I’m sure that Jay will do well, so a huge good luck to him and the team.”

Wilson, who finished in an impressive 6th position in the Australian Motocross Championships in his rookie year, says that he is looking forward to making his 450 Supercross debut at Jimboomba this Saturday.

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“I can’t wait for this weekend. It’s been a while since I’ve raced Supercross and I haven’t actually had the opportunity to ride at Jimboomba before, so round one can’t come quick enough,” Wilson shared.

“I’ve had a couple of solid weeks on the bike, and I’m quite surprised with how quickly I picked it all up again.

“I haven’t raced a 450 in Supercross before so this will be another opportunity for me to learn and grow as a rider, but Supercross has always been my stronger discipline so I’m looking forward to working with the team, and seeing where I fit in this weekend.”

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will now prepare to head to Jimboomba in Queensland for round one of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship, being held this Saturday, September 17.

For more information on the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, head to www.teamhondaracing.com.au or for further information on the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship head to www.ma.org.au