Luke Clout Earns Sixth Place Finish in San Diego | News
Australia’s Luke Clout impresses with another sixth on the world stage at AMA Supercross San Diego and will remain in America to complete the championship.
Clout claimed another strong finish at Round 6 of the AMA Supercross Championship and moved to seventh in the 250SX West Coast Championship point standings.
“I am still learning and improving each week. We were closer to the fastest guys in some areas this week, which is a real positive. I do need to string it all together. It really is another level over here. I am measuring myself against the other Australian’s and the fastest guys in the world and I feel as though we are making serious progress” said Clout.
Yarrive Konsky, director of Penrite Honda Racing believes in Luke’s potential and is keen to see him race the full season.
“He is doing a really great job, each week we learn more and we are maintaining our commitment to our end goal,” said Konsky
Clout is contracted to Penrite Honda for two years. The second part of his contract is supercross only and includes America. With the string of great results, the team has decided to leave Clout in America to complete the West Coast Championship.
“It makes sense to leave Luke in America, he’s getting more comfortable each week on the 250, he is committed to the program here and we hope the momentum will pay off. We have a strong local program back in Australia with Brett Metcalfe and Kyle Webster for motocross and will announce our full supercross program in the coming months,” Konsky added.
Clout couldn’t be happier with the opportunity Penrite Honda is providing.
“I didn’t know how this would go down. I was originally doing three or four rounds out of a van. We seriously set up and full professional program in America. Yarrive doesn’t like doing things by halves and he has really given us the greatest opportunity to prove ourselves. To Tony Hinton, Honda Australia, Toby Dymond and Penrite I must say thank you. This is my dream and I believe we will only get better. I will be home later this year to race the Australian supercross championship” concluded Clout.