The Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team is preparing to head to Appin in New South Wales, for round two of the Motul MX Nationals this Sunday April 17, with both Dylan Long and Jay Wilson looking more and more comfortable on their Honda machines.
After the team’s debut in Horsham only two short weeks ago, where the pair both finished inside the top ten in the MX1 class, both Long and Wilson will be looking to step things up again this weekend, as the series heads to the famous Appin circuit south of Sydney.
Long, who is based out of Benalla in Victoria, now has a successful season opener under his belt, and is looking forward to going racing with the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team at round two.
“I’m feeling really good about this weekend. It’s been good to build off the result at Horsham and if all goes to plan, we will be able to step things up at Appin this weekend,” he said.
“We’ve all been working as a team the last two weeks, testing and improving the suspension and things like that, so it should be a good weekend.
“I’ve had mixed experiences at Appin – but I’m just enjoying every minute on the bike at the moment, so hopefully that will show in our results on Sunday.”
Wilson, who managed to secure an impressive fourth place in Superpole at the opening round of the Motul MX Nationals, shared that he’s looking forward to returning to one of his favorite tracks, Appin, aboard his Honda CRF450.
“It was good to get round one out of the way – we know exactly where we are at now and the team and I have been working on a few bits and pieces during the last two weeks to perfect things,” he said.
“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Appin, it suits my riding style a lot and we always get a great crowd there, so I’m looking forward to racing the Honda 450 this weekend.
“After my result in Superpole at round one, I know that I have the speed to run with the top guys so if I can get some better starts, hopefully I can convert those into some improved race results.”
There is also an opportunity to meet both Jay Wilson and Dylan Long ahead of round 2 of the Motul MX Nationals, with a Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team meet and greet taking place at the Coles Supermarket in Picton, New South Wales from 5:00pm Friday April 15.