Still smiling after a successful opener in Melbourne, Factory Honda Racing Australia are keen to start round two of the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship. Justin Brayton (CRF450R) and Max Anstie (CRF250R) reigned supreme at last weekend’s season opener – the red plates that are placed on their steeds indicate that they are the championship leaders.

Brayton got his title defence off to a brilliant start in Melbourne; he sliced past his main rivals and won the SX1 main event by more than seven seconds. ‘1’ made quite a statement and confirmed that he is going to be difficult to beat in the remaining races. Dean Wilson, who joined him on the box one week ago, has not travelled to Adelaide, as he is back in the United States and awaiting the birth of his first child. Kyle Webster will join Brayton on track though and strive to put his CRF450R on the box – he sits seventh in the standings.

Max Anstie was simply unstoppable at the first round one week ago and will be looking to continue his run of fine form on Saturday night. ’99’ won the first SX2 main of the term by more than ten seconds – he’ll be difficult to beat when gates drop on Adelaide. Wilson Todd, his fellow ‘red’ rider, may be his greatest threat. Although he crashed out of the first round, he showed some great speed and’s hitting his stride aboard the CRF250R. Honda Racing Australia’s third SX2 star, Gage Linville, is hoping to make more progress in his first term as a professional.

The Adelaide Showground will host the second round of the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship on Saturday, October 29. The iconic venue is a fan favourite on the four-race calendar.

Justin Brayton: “We got off to a great start last weekend and will be hoping to continue that in Adelaide. I love Australia so much, so travelling to these different locations is what makes this championship so special to me. I know that I am in a good place with the team, so I want to put the CRF450R on top again.”

Max Anstie: “Things are going great at the moment! We are really making some good progress and I believe that is showing on the track. Adelaide is a new location for me, so I am looking forward to meeting the fans and then getting another gate drop under my belt!”


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