Luke Clout is waving the Australian flag high on the world stage of Supercross, the young New South Wales rider continues to impress his peers as he moves up the leader board.
Yarrive Konsky, director of Penrite Honda Racing believes in Luke’s potential.
“He is doing a really great job, each week we learn more and we are maintaining our commitment to our end goal,” said Konsky
Clout claimed another 6th in round 6 of the AMA Supercross Championship and moved to 7th in the championship.
“I am still learning and improving each week. We were closer to the fastest guys in some areas this week, which is a real positive. I do need to string it all together. It really is another level over here. I am measuring myself against the other Australian’s and the fastest guys in the world and I feel as though we are making serious progress” said Clout.
Clout is contracted to Penrite Honda for two years. The second part of his contract is Supercross only and includes America. With the string of great results, the team has decided to leave Clout in America to complete the West Coast Championship.
“It makes sense to leave Luke in America, he’s getting more comfortable each week on the 250, he is committed to the program here and we hope the momentum will pay off. We have a strong local program back in Australia with Brett Metcalfe and Kyle Webster for motocross and will announce our full supercross program in the coming months,” Konsky added.
General Manager of Honda Motorcycles, Tony Hinton is pleased Clout will continue to fly the flag for Honda Australia over in the USA.
“Luke’s progressive results have attracted a lot of attention, he’s exciting to watch and we are very pleased he is representing Honda. He is determined to win and that’s what we like to see and encourage in our riders, whether competing in Australia or overseas.” Hinton said.
Luke Clout couldn’t be happier with the opportunity Penrite Honda are providing.
“I didn’t know how this would go down. I was originally doing 3 to 4 rounds out of a van. We seriously set up and full professional program in America. Yarrive doesn’t like doing things by halves and he has really given us the greatest opportunity to prove ourselves. To Tony Hinton, Honda Australia, Toby Dymond and Penrite I must say thank you. This is my dream and I believe we will only get better. I will be home later this year to race the Australian supercross championship” concluded Clout
Photo credit – Michael Antonovich