International supercross star Brett Metcalfe will return to Australia to contest the third round of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship at Adelaide Showgrounds on Saturday, October 31.
This event will mark the first time in almost twenty years since the 2013 Canadian Motocross Champion last raced a national supercross at Adelaide Showgrounds.
Metcalfe, who is originally from Mannum, South Australia, finished third in this year’s CMRC Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals.
The Australian will contest the upcoming Red Bull Straight Rhythm and said he is looking forward to returning home to race in Adelaide.
"It's awesome that supercross is returning to Adelaide," Metcalfe said. "I grew up watching it there before I had the chance to race. The venue is massive and will allow for a proper full-sized supercross track, and I am excited to be a part of its return. I have already started training, and I plan to race the Red Bull Rhythm again, which will help with my preparations.
"This year was tough; I started out as a privateer racing a few supercross events and then went back to Canada, and although I claimed a podium, third wasn’t where I wanted to be. I am looking forward to coming home to race and seeing my family."
South Australian promoter Mark Gilbert, with support from Motorcycling Australia and local companies Energy Logistix and SD3 Auto, has made Metcalfe's return possible.
"This is fantastic news for South Australian fans and the sport of supercross in Australia," Gilbert said. "I am proud to be a part of his return and look forward to having him back at home for the third round of the Australian Supercross Championship."
Brett Metcalfe’s achievements include:
2014 - Fourth in the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
2011 - A member of the Australian team that finished third at the Motocross of Nations
2005 - Won the AMA Lites Class at the 2005 U.S. Open
2005 - Third in AMA East Region Lites Supercross
Round three of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship will be held at Adelaide Showgrounds on Saturday, October 31.
For further information or to purchase tickets, visit australiansupercross.com.au.