Hosted by Bacchus Marsh Motorcycle Club, the existing track has been demolished and re-built specifically for the second round of the Australian Supercross Championship. The current start straight will be retained, however, the concrete start gates will not be in use. Instead, temporary start gates will be utilised.
The track is being built by the crew at ProTrax, who have a wealth of experience in the industry, being the sole track builders of the series in previous years.
The track building area is limited but should see riders run a similar lap time to other Australian Supercross events, in the vicinity of 40-50 second times. It’s set to feature two whoops sections, four small rhythm sections and one long rhythm section spanning the length of the field which will create many line options for riders to explore. This could help riders find their best chance to make passes given the tightness of the rest of the track.
The 450 class once again will be hotly contested with American import Justin Brayton looking to take another win on Australian soil. Brayton was a standout in last years series only losing to a legend of the sport, Chad Reed. His technical ability on the bike allows him to stay composed when coming through the pack, as well as negotiating his way past lapped riders.
Dean Ferris showed at the first round at Jimboomba that he was no one trick pony after claiming the Australian Motocross Championship, making up ground on Brayton in the closing stages of the race to finish an impressive second. In the three week break, Ferris ventured over to England to compete in the MXON for Australia, limiting his preparation time in between rounds.