Justin Brayton has re-signed with Honda Racing to compete in the Australian Supercross series, looking to earn his sixth-straight title in a row in the SX1 class.
Now, at 39 years old, Brayton is looking to reach an all-time record. It wouldn’t be an easy task for the American. This year the Championship was trimmed to three rounds, so there isn´t any room for any kind of mistakes. Although, this year seems very competitive with the likes of Dean Wilson, Kyle Webster, Matt Moss, Aaron Tanti, and Luke Clout.
“Australia is like a second home and I am excited to return to defend my Australian Supercross Championship title. I am certainly not ready to retire – if I didn’t feel like I could be competitive I wouldn’t race. There are some exceptional riders in Australia. The likes of [Aaron] Tanti, [Luke] Clout, [Matt] Moss, [Kyle] Webster, to name a few, as well as other international riders. This will be my toughest defence yet. Honda Australia and Yarrive have been great to me and my family, and the Australia fans have been amazing.” said Brayton, and added “I love how welcomed we are by everyone, to the point I have often flirted with the idea of moving to Australia. First and foremost, though, I want to win, and I am looking forward to seeing my Australian friends and fans again come November.”
The opening round will take place at Newcastle on November 11th, and will be a Triple Crown format. But before that, Brayton and company will be contesting the WSX Championship.