Honda dominate in South Australia

Factory Honda asserted their dominance in South Australia over the weekend, with the team clinching victories across all categories they competed in the South Australian titles. In MX1, MX2, and Women’s races, they left no room for doubt, securing clean sweeps in every event.

This season, the Factory Honda Team has intensified their competition schedule as part of a strategic initiative, aligned with Honda Australia’s commitment to participating in state championships whenever possible. Yarrive Konsky, the team director, emphasized the importance of frequent racing in enhancing their readiness for national championships.

Konsky remarked, “There’s no substitute for actual racing experience. With our national calendar spread across eight months and eight races, it’s imperative that we compete more frequently to elevate our chances in the national championship.”

In MX1, Terrafirma Honda’s Wilson Todd staged a remarkable return, following his struggles in Horsham, securing overall victory with consistent performances of 2, 1, 1, while Boost Mobile’s Kyle Webster, claimed the second spot with finishes of 1, 2, 2.

The MX2 category witnessed intense competition between Factory Honda riders Noah Ferguson and Brodie Connolly. Ferguson, riding the Boost Mobile CRF250R, clinched the top spot with a series of 2, 1, 1 finishes, with his teammate Connolly on the Polyflor Honda securing second overall with finishes of 1, 2, 2.

Additionally, Jake and Charli Cannon showcased their talent in the MX2 class. Charli, who also competed in the Women’s class, demonstrated significant improvement in her fitness levels and finished inside the top 14 overall. Jake excelled as the fastest MX3 rider, claiming a top 5 finish in the final moto.

In the Women’s category, Charli dominated the races on her SCT Logistics Honda and utilised each race for testing purposes, steadily improving her lap times. The team gauged her times against the top 5 male competitors, indicating her positive trajectory.

Mark Sladek, the Team Manager, expressed satisfaction with the results and highlighted the team’s ongoing focus on individual rider needs. The team will continue testing in South Australia in preparation for the upcoming National event, aiming to further enhance their performance.