Another big announcement dropped this morning from the organizers of the AUS-X Open. A day after revealing that Ryan Villopoto would come out of retirement to race the event, set to take place in Sydney in November, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb has confirmed he will return for a second consecutive year.
Webb, a late replacement for the injured James Stewart in 2015, edged out Chad Reed on the second night of the event last year in a epic showdown.
“I really felt all of the love from the fans down there last year, they supported me a lot. I was actually surprised at how many Australian fans I had, especially during night two with how hyped they were, and just in general; they were stoked with me being there, and I really appreciated that,” Webb said.
The two-time champion is relishing competing against Reed and Villopoto this year.
“The rookie vs the veterans; I’ll be racing my childhood hero’s,” he said. “It’ll be an honor to race Ryan. I think having him come out of retirement for that one race just shows how special it (the AUS-X Open) is. I’ll also be a full-time 450cc rider at that point too, so it’ll be good to stick it to both him and Chad.”
The two-time Monster Energy Supercross 250SX West Region Champion is currently dealing with a broken scaphoid suffered in April, but says he will contest the entire Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
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