Jimmy Decotis has signed a deal to contest the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship with powerhouse Penrite Honda Racing, the series announced yesterday. Decotis is already in Australia testing and will make his debut this weekend at the season-opener at Bathurst, NSW in the SX2 Class.
“This place (Australia) feels just like home,” said Decotis in a statement. “I feel comfortable on the bike already and am really happy with the package the Penrite Honda team have given me. They tell me the new Honda is an improvement on last year’s bike, and given the team won the SX2 championship last year with Gavin (Faith), I am pretty confident we are going to be competitive.”
Decotis, 24, is familiar with brand, as he competed in the 250SX East Region in Monster Energy Supercross in 2015 aboard a Honda, finishing eighth overall. He had five top tens in eight rounds, before signing with Canada’s Motorcycle/FXR Yamaha team to contest the Canadian Nationals. In his first year in Canada, Decotis finished second overall in MX2, ninety-five points behind champion Kaven Benoit.
“It’s hard to say how I am going to go, as I haven’t raced these guys before,” said Decotis of his competition. “Luke Clout has done well in some international races, and I have watched the other guys like Jay Wilson and Caleb Ward online, so I am expecting some great battles.”
2015 Australian Supercross Championship:
Round 1: October 10, Bathurst, NSW
Round 2: October 17, Jimboomba, Queensland
Round 3: October 31, Adelaide Showground, Wayville, South Australia
Round 4: November 21, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Round 5: November 28, Allphones Arena, Homebush, NSW
Round 6: December 5, Knights Stadium, Sunshine, Victoria