Muc-Off Honda Racing’s Justin Brayton understands the importance of patience in a 17 round Supercross Championship and acknowledges the intensity he must commit to if he is going to contend for podium finishes.
“We are right there; the bike is strong, the Pirelli tyres are great and I know I need to step up my intensity in the first half of the race at this next round if I want to be on the podium.” Brayton said.
The premier 450 class is stacked, so Brayton and the team have been focused on tactics for advantageous starts for overall victories. Brayton currently sits in equal 5th following round three.
“I think I lost 10 or 12 seconds in the first three and half laps in the final of the third round which can’t happen when you want to race up front. We’ve been working on executing strong starts to avoid any time losses. I’m also focused on lifting my intensity. I know what we need to do if I am to battle for podiums.” Brayton added.
The teams’ sole 250 East Coast rider, Mitchell Oldenburg, was frustrated with his performance in the last round so has committed himself to redemption heading into round four.
“Looking back to round three, I didn’t maximise my position so I am ready to bounce back. I’ve had a solid week of riding, I want to be where I was before my injuries, I need to be inside the top five. We have a good program and I just need to go for it.” Oldenburg said.
The Muc-Off Honda Racing team were proud to support St Jude’s as Brayton proudly wore the St Jude T-shirt at the last round to show his support for the children’s hospital and charity.
“The whole team is behind St Jude’s and their Charity, they do amazing things. As a father, it hits close to home and we all acknowledge the importance of helping others and their children during challenging times, we are proud to be involved and look forward to being more involved later in the year.” Finished Brayton.
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