Wilson leads bid for inaugural S-X Open Oceania crown

Australia’s Reardon a slender two points behind in title race.

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross regular Dean Wilson (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) leads the bid for the inaugural Monster Energy S-X Open Supercross FIM Oceania Championship crown this weekend in Auckland, New Zealand, marking round two of the series.

Wilson inherited the lead by default with AUS-X Open Sydney victor Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) not contracted to challenge in Auckland on Saturday night, granting the Scotsman a slender two-point advantage over Australian Dan Reardon (Yamaha).

“To be leading the FIM Oceania supercross championship is amazing – I haven’t led a supercross championship in forever,” Wilson explained. “It’s awesome – it’s good for me and good for my confidence. I’m just getting back, and I’ve definitely got to put it together in New Zealand.

“There’s no training like racing – there’s nothing like it – the intensity, block passing, the risk factory. There’s so much that goes into it and there are three gate drops. I had eight days on a supercross track before Sydney, so I’m just doing best.”

Recently-crowned three-time Australian supercross champion Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) holds down third ahead of Chad Reed (Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing), while added international talents Christian Craig (Geico Honda) and Josh Hansen (Honda) are to play a serious factor in the final championship standings.

Source: MotoOnline.com.au

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