Penrite Honda go retro this weekend at Avalon
To celebrate Penrite Oil’s 90th birthday this weekend at round four of the Australian Supercross Championship Penrite Honda’s Gavin Faith will showcase a retro livery with Penrite’s original colours and Penrite will have a range of Retro merchandise on sale.
Gavin Faith wants the win this weekend and has worked closely with the team to get more comfortable on bike.
“Firstly, how amazing does our bike look? Penrite have made it possible for me to come out each year and I need to thank them, I would also like to reward them and Honda with another win this weekend. We have been focused on getting me more comfortable on the bike this week and I feel more ready now. Anything less than a win will be disappointing, said Faith”
The team’s second rider, Josh Cachia hopes to improve on his previous rounds results and believes he is in a much better position.
“It’s been tough, I am working hard and am slowly moving forward. The crashes in Toowoomba set me back and I am finally feeling myself again. This is my home race and I hope to be able to get inside the top 5″
2016 current Australian Supercross points’ leader Justin Brayton is focused on the championship. The American has an 18 point lead, and is mindful of it as he prepares for the second half of the championship.
“I am focused on the championship. The notion of winning all six rounds is nice, but the championship is our main focus. I will race to win, but I won’t do anything that could jeopardise the championship, said Brayton”.
Luke Clout however has a different mindset. The Australian has no chance of winning the championship in the 250 class after stepping in for the injured reigning champion Jimmy Decotis. The team expects to see Luke on the podium following another solid week.
“I have nothing to lose; I will give it everything I have. The bike and team have been amazing and this week has been solid. I hope I can get on the podium this weekend, said Clout”
Adam Enticknap (Seven Deuce Deuce) wants to step up in to the top 5 and believes he should be there.
“Its been a good week, my speed is there but I need to push for the whole 20 laps in the race. I want to be inside the top 5, I should be inside the top 5.” said Enticknap.
Chris Alldredge to return for Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team
Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team will return to a two rider line up just in time for Factory Honda’s home round, when the fourth instalment of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship is held at Avalon on the outskirts of Melbourne, this Saturday night.
Both SX1 riders Chris Alldredge and team regular Jay Wilson will line up with the support of the locals this weekend, and after Alldredge missed the third outing of the series due to injury, both riders will be heading into Avalon hoping to leave their mark on the 2016 championship.
Wilson, who currently sits in a consistent 8th place in the overall SX1 championship standings with two rounds remaining, says that he’ll be aiming for more holeshots, and improved results in the heat and main event this Saturday night.
“Last weekend at Wayville we managed to start up the front, which was the first time I’d done that since stepping up to the SX1 class. Now that I know I can run the pace of the front guys, and lead a race, I’ll be looking to do that for 20 laps this weekend. Although last weekend it took a while for us to settle in and get our setup right, it means that heading in to Melbourne we’re a lot more prepared which is awesome. Chris has been back on the bike this week, so it’s been good to have him to train with again, so hopefully everything goes well on Saturday night and we can both capitalise on a bit of the home crowd support.”
Alldredge who suffered a shoulder injury at his first outing for the team at Toowoomba, will make his Australian Supercross comeback this Saturday, and shared that he’s surprised at how comfortable he’s feeling being back on the bike so soon.
“After Toowoomba, we made the call to sit out the next round and it was definitely the right decision. I’ve managed to ride this week and my shoulder is actually feeling pretty strong, so I’m looking forward to getting out there and seeing what we can do. “I’ve been working with a physio for the past few weeks and even he was surprised with how much progress we’ve made, so we just have to get it to hold up for 20 laps and we’ll be good. I obviously want to finish the job that I was sent over here to do, so these next two rounds are really important. I’d love to be able to reward the team with some results before I leave, especially after all the hard work they’ve put in to have me here.”
Todd Waters sidelined for Round 4 of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship
Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki will head to Melbourne this weekend with Luke Wilson flying the team’s flag solo, with SX1 rider Todd Waters confirming he will be sidelined from the Melbourne round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship due to injury.
Waters, who at round one impressed close to 10,000 spectators with his debut 2016 Supercross performance, has unfortunately suffered nasty crashes at the past two rounds, however, it was a mountain bike incident whilst training prior to Adelaide which caused his wrist to sustain ligament damage, and as a result he will not be lining up in Melbourne this Saturday night.
With Waters out, teammate Wilson has shared that despite also carrying an injury, that he’s been able to get back on the bike this week, and is eager to make his way to Avalon for the fourth instalment of the six-round Supercross championship.
“I had my first ride since Wayville this week, and my wrist is feeling a lot better. It’s definitely better than what it was in Adelaide last weekend. I’m not 100 per cent but I know that I’m feeling pretty good heading in to this round – we’re definitely heading in the right direction, and I’m excited to go racing. I’ll be aiming for a much better finish at Avalon. I want to get back inside that top ten, and not just ninth. As long as my wrist will allow me to, that’s what we’ll be working towards this weekend.”
Round Four of the Penrite Australian Supercross Championship will take place this Saturday at Avalon Raceway
For more information go to www.australiansuperx.com.au