The Australian Supercross Championship’s last round concluded at Melbourne’s renowned Marvel Stadium, and Honda’s factory racing team emerged victorious in all three classes. Dean Wilson, Max Anstie, and Parker Ross secured victories in the 450, 250, and 250 development classes, respectively.
Dean Wilson is happy to win his first Australian Championship and credits the team with his rejuvenated performances.
“I really needed this, and the team deserved it. Everyone has put in so much hard work. I’ve had an incredible time in Australia, and I hope to be back here next year, reliving it all. Thanks to Honda Australia and everyone involved. Winning again feels fantastic,” expressed Wilson.
Justin Brayton from Boost Honda wrapped up the championship on a high note, securing an impressive third-place finish tonight. His display of grit and determination, despite competing with an injury from Newcastle, was commendable. While the 5-time champion’s season didn’t unfold as planned, he acknowledges that’s part of the nature of racing.
“This wasn’t my year. I’ve had an incredible run, winning five championships in a row. I made it to the podium in every race this year except the one where I had a collision with another rider. My passion for racing is still strong, so we’ll see what the future holds. Congratulations to Dean on the championship, and kudos to Honda for securing their sixth straight championship,” expressed Brayton.
Boost Honda’s Kyle Webster didn’t have the night he had planned following a second place in the heat race.
“I’m at a loss for words, I felt great today, especially after taking 2nd in my heat race. Ending the championship with more crashes in the final is not how I envisioned it. It’s time for me to regroup and shift my focus to the motocross championship,” expressed Webster.
In the 250 class, Max Anstie asserted dominance in every race, clinching the 2023 Australian Supercross Championship for Boost Honda, his second championship in a row and Honda’s 6th straight championship in the 250 class across Motocross and Supercross.
“Competing here in Australia is an incredible experience, and having my dad here to witness my second championship in a row makes it even more special,” shared Anstie.
Max’s teammate, Wilson Todd, riding for Terrafirma Honda, concluded the championship on a strong note with a 2nd place finish in the final round. Unfortunately, the crash in Newcastle, round 2 impacted his overall result, landing him in 4th place overall for the championship.
“The mistake in Newcastle really affected my overall standing. Despite that, I’m pleased with how the night went. With another night of racing ahead, I’ll redirect my focus towards finishing the year on a high note,” commented Todd.
Parker Ross, aboard the Polyflor Honda, convincingly won every race he participated in, securing his inaugural Australian Supercross Championship title in the SX3 class.
“This is absolutely fantastic, my first championship in Australia. The entire team has treated me like family—they’re amazing. The bike performed so good. I want to express my gratitude to Polyflor and Honda for giving me the opportunity to compete in Australia,” shared Ross.
The curtain has fallen on our 2023 Australian Championships tonight, marking a successful season. Team director Yarrive Konsky extends appreciation to everyone for their efforts in making it happen.
“We secured victories in four Australian Championships – SX1, SX2, SX2, MX2, secured runner-up positions in the MX1 and WMX Australian Motocross Championships, and clinched a third-place finish in the MX2 championship as well. Four championships, two runner-up’s, and a third place – this achievement is a testament to the selfless dedication and skill of our staff and riders. A heartfelt congratulations to our incredible team, riders, and sponsors,” expressed Konsky.