Sydney event offers pre-season break according to the factory Husqvarna rider.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson believes he’s ‘expected to win’ tomorrow night’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney as he enters as the reigning Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion.
Anderson, who lifted the AUS-X Open crown on night two last year at Qudos Bank Arena, says the prestigious event offers a beneficial break in his preparations for an extensive 2019 campaign that’s set to see him defend the prized number one plate.
“It’s cool to come to here, race and have fun more than anything,” Anderson told MotoOnline.com.au. “It’s a good event and good competition, but coming in as a champion, you’re expected to win. I’d say it’s preparation, but first and foremost, I’m contracted to do the US series, but after that’s over, it’s one of my number one races to try come over and do. It’s a nice little break in the off-season.”
The American ace will be joined by Australian legend Chad Reed (Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing) and fellow AMA regular Dean Wilson (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) as the headlining riders of the AUS-X Open, which marks the final round of the Australian Supercross Championship.