Honda Genuine Racing Team rider Justin Brayton continued to assert himself as a dominant force in the race for the 450 title. His second win from as many starts, Brayton once again showed that he is a class act. The American veteran asserted himself with a heat win, before going on to take out the main event. The win required an undisputable demonstration of experience, maturity and determination on the technically difficult Toowoomba track. Ultimately, Brayton was able to fend off challenges from fellow compatriot Wil Hahn and Australia’s leading riders.
Teammate Adam Enticknap improved considerably from the first round, taking seventh in the final. Although the likable American Racer and Hip Hop artist was satisfied with the improvement, he wasn’t entirely content with it. Consequently, he aims to push even harder between rounds in an effort to get inside the top five.
The teams sole 250 entrant, Jimmy Decotis had a dreadful night that was cut short way too early. Whilst challenging for the lead in his heat race, the reigning champion crashed hard through the whoops and was unable to continue. To compound matters, following the crash the medical team deemed him unfit to race in the last chance qualifier, ending his chance of a comeback. Although Decotis was obviously disappointed, he was thankful that there were no serious injuries and values the decision to put safety first.
1st – Justin Brayton
8th – Adam Enticknap
14th – Jimmy Decotis