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Hart and Huntington: Australian Supercross Championship Rd 1/2 - Race Report

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Hart & Huntington InsureMyRide Aus Supercross Championship
Hart & Huntington InsureMyRide Aus Supercross Championships

The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide / Suzuki race team made the trip to the first two rounds of the Australian Supercross Championship’s last weekend in Darwin NT Hidden Valley which would be scheduled for, round 1 on Saturday and round 2 on Sunday.

Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide / Suzuki rider Josh Hill didn’t quite get the results both he and the team were looking for at the series opener in Hidden Valley Darwin NT last weekend.

Saturday saw Josh post the 4th fastest qualifying time on a track which looked to hold up over the weekend. Saturday’s main event started with a bad jump out of the gate which saw him 2nd last into the first corner, but with his drive to fight through the pack Josh rode smooth and made some great passes which would see him finish in 4th place on the day and sit 4th in the championship heading into Sunday’s round 2.

With some bike changes on Sunday and a track which was deteriorating and not fully suited for Supercross only suspension, Josh struggled to ride to his fullest in the main event. He did however qualify in 3rd place and finish his heat race in 2nd place which would see him get a better gate pick than Saturday’s race.

With a better jump off the gate than Saturday this would see Josh sit in 4th place until the track started to break down into a MX style track. Josh rode the race out with his SX suspension as an ideal setting would have been semi MX setup for the way the track pealed out.

“I’m disappointed that we did not come with some MX style suspension, as I believe I have what it takes to run up the front of the pack. We will regroup and be more prepared for the coming rounds of the series” Hill said.

Josh sits equal 7th place (equal 5th) in the Champions on 31 points as he heads into the next round at Mt Gambier SA on Saturday October 12th.

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