Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki rider Josh Hansen has extended his 2010 Monster Energy SuperX Championship lead to 46 points after another outstanding round win in treacherous conditions at Dunedin’s Carisbrook Stadium in New Zealand on Saturday 20 November.
Hansen was near flawless in the wet and muddy conditions in Dunedin. In fact the laid back Californian was so good, he was in a league of his own, winning his heat race and bagging both hole-shots on his way to a 1-1 finish to take the round win in Championship leading fashion.
While others riders were erring on the side of caution in the horrid conditions, Hansen had but one goal – to win. While other riders made repeated mistakes in the mud, Hansen’s mistakes were few and far between. While others were jumping double and single, Hansen was tripling past them.
An excited Josh Hansen says, “I put in two good solid races. I got the hole-shot each race, checked out and did my own thing. I want to finish each race knowing that I rode well and that was the case tonight.”
“I can’t wait for Sydney. Hopefully it will be a good, dry, technical track. I’m ready to get racing and put my bike on the top of the box again.”
Kawasaki Racing Team manager, Troy Carroll, who has worked very closely with Hansen in Australia says, “Josh’s skill and impeccable riding put him in a class of his own tonight.”
“We’re all really excited for Josh and we’re confident that he can win this Championship and go on to win an AMA Championship next year. We are really happy with his performance both on and off the track and we’re looking forward to the last two rounds of racing back in Australia.”
With a maximum Championship points haul at Dunedin, Josh Hansen now sits 46 points clear of second place holder Jay Marmont heading into the 6th round of the 2010 Monster Energy SuperX Championship at Sydney’s Parramatta Stadium this Saturday 27 November.
(Images by Shayne Rice - Holeshot Images)