Honda Racing Australia is ecstatic to reveal that the team tent will be bursting with talent when the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship begins on Friday, October 21. The four-round season is arguably going to be more competitive than ever before, but the ‘red’ team is poised for success.
The SX1 division is set to feature three Honda Genuine Polyflor Honda Racing rider Justin Brayton, a four-time champion, is set to be joined by Factory Honda rider Dean Wilson and Kyle Webster in the premier class. Returning to the team and nation that he loves; Brayton is eager to replicate the form that propelled him to the 2019 Australian Supercross title. To claim a fifth domestic title in succession would be quite the statement.
Brayton will face a challenge from his stablemate, Dean Wilson, who is making progress every single time that he throws his leg over that CRF450R. ’15’ is no stranger to Australia: It was just five seasons ago that he won a main event at the prestigious AUS-X Open. Thrilled to visit new locations and meet more fans, he has his sights set on adding another championship to his impressive trophy cabinet.
Kyle Webster completes the SX1 portion of Honda Australia’s Racing Program. ’96’ has been rather focused on the indoor season and putting in time at MTF in the United States to learn from his experienced teammates. The progress that he has made has been incredible, so the entire team is excited to see him in action when the campaign begins on Friday.
Set to chase the SX2 title aboard a CRF250R, Max Anstie is extremely eager to compete in Australia for the first time. Anstie proved just how competitive he is by winning a final at the first fixture of the FIM World Supercross Championship and will be bringing that speed into Australia’s domestic campaign. ’99’ is a race number to take note of as round one beckons.
Joining Anstie in the SX2 division will be Terrafirma Honda’s Wilson Todd, who has his sights set on some success indoors, and Gage Linville. Todd provided a look at his potential in supercross at the Grand Prix of Great Britain and will only grow in the not-too-distant future. Linville, on the other hand, is ready to embark on his first international adventure as a professional and put everything that he has learnt at MTF to the test.
The 2022 Australian Supercross Championship begins on Friday, October 21. The series will start in Melbourne before visiting Adelaide, Newcastle and Wagga Wagga.
“It is almost time to go racing in Australia! I cannot wait to see the Australian fans in the stadium and try to chase after my fifth title in a row. I definitely have some unfinished business with the Honda Genuine Polyflor Honda Racing team. We will be leaving no stone unturned as we start another season together.”
“I can finally go back to Australia! I am learning more about my CRF450R every single time that I ride it and know that I will learn a lot from racing in the Australian Supercross Championship. It’s going to be a great four-round series and I hope that we can take some wins along the way.”
“To be able to train at MTF has been incredible for me. There is a lot of knowledge at that facility and I can see the progress that I have made over the last six weeks. I want to be on the podium this year – I am really focused on my goals with the team.”
“I am really looking forward to racing in the Australian Supercross Championship for the first time. I have a lot of races under my belt with the team now and I’ve loved every second of it! I want to take that SX2 title, so my goals are quite clear.”
“I obviously had a great outdoor season in Australia, but I have never won in supercross. It would be nice to tick that box this year! It is going to be tough, especially going up against my teammate, but I’ve put in the work on my CRF250R.”
“This is going to be a great experience and I have to thank Honda Genuine Polyflor Honda Racing for such an amazing opportunity. I want to learn from all of the knowledge that will be around me – I could not ask for better teammates