Blose salvages Brisbane podium despite costly first turn pile-up

News 14 Oct 2019

Blose salvages Brisbane podium despite costly first turn pile-up

Penrite Honda Racing entry recovers for third in Queensland.

Image: Foremost Media.

Penrite Honda Racing’s Chris Blose drew upon his arenacross experience on Saturday night at Brisbane Entertainment Centre for round one of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship, when he was forced to recover from a costly first turn pile-up in the opening SX2 main event.

The tight confines of the venue delivered a number of on-track clashes, with the start proving even more important than ever.

Blose had to come back from near last in main event one after tangling with Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) in the first turn, remounting before slicing his way through the field for P4.

He returned strongly in the second and final main, pressing on to finish second behind compatriot Jacob Hayes (Serco Yamaha), granting him the final step on the podium.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Blose stated. “A rider ran in way too hot and caused a pile-up – I was along for the ride. I got up as quickly as I could and charged back to fourth.

“This is not what I came here to do. It’s a short championship so every point is valuable – I want to win! I will take away the positives – the bike was strong and we are fast so I’ll use that more to my advantage in Adelaide this coming weekend.”

Blose is a title favourite in the SX2 category, and his third place finish has established a strong base for his campaign to the crown in 2019. The Australian Supercross Championship heads to Port Adelaide this Saturday for round two.


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