Adam Enticknap and Kyle Peters are the latest of a strong American contingent to announce their participation in the six-round Australian Supercross Championship set to being next weekend. They join the previously confirmed Wil Hahn (SX1) Justin Brayton (SX1), Jimmy Decotis (SX2) and Gavin Faith (SX2).
Enticknap will contest the full series in the SX1 (450) class alongside Brayton on the Honda Genuine Racing team. The fan-favorite privateer missed a majority of the 2016 season after breaking his femur earlier this year while practicing at Lake Elsinore in California. Enticknap says he’s in good shape coming into the series, despite the injury being a big set back.
“Breaking my leg this year set me back,” he explained. “I have been focused on my recovery and I feel I am in good shape to come out and race in Australia. I live to ride and I want my fans to know that racing is something I am dedicated to.”
KTM Motocross Racing Team announced today that Peters, 23, would replace the injured Kirk Gibbs in SX1 after the Australian Motocross runner-up broke his femur in a practice crash.
Peters filled in for Jake Moss on the National Pump/Monster Energy Kawasaki for the final two rounds of the Australian Motocross Championship, finishing second in his MX1 debut. Peters previously raced the series in 2014.
“I'm beyond stoked to be on a team like this with this kind of structure, and capability,” Peters said. “It's an awesome opportunity for me and it's going to be a good experience and a great season. I’ve ridden supercross the past five years in the States, and ridden the Australian series here in 2014. I finished seventh in West Coast points for the Lites.
“The bike is just unreal, I had a Husky back home for a little while and it was pretty similar, but as far as the motor and suspension and chassis and how it all works, this is a million times better and it's a fantastic bike. I’m stoked to be riding it. My goal for the supercross season is just to be on the box every weekend, and if I can get a championship out of that, that's the ultimate goal, but mainly just keep progressing week by week and I think it'll be a good season for sure. I love it in Australia, I stayed on the Gold Coast for a while, and now I'm close to Melbourne. Everything's been awesome, there are so many people out here that are super friendly and awesome people so it’s been a great time.”
2016 Australian Supercross Championship
|Round 1||Sept. 17||Jimboomba, QLD|
|Round 2||Oct. 14||Toowoomba, QLD|
|Round 3||Oct. 29||Wayville, SA|
|Round 4||Nov. 5||Avalon, VIC|
|Round 5||Nov. 12||Sydney, NSW|
|Round 6||Nov. 13||Sydney, NSW|