Luke Clout returns to racing in Australia | News
Penrite Honda rider Luke Clout will contest the East Coast Motocross Championship in preparation for the Australian Motocross Championship, should COVID-19 restrictions allow a national championship.
Luke Clout returned to Australia following his first full season in America to prepare for the Australian Supercross Championship, unfortunately, due to the coronavirus schedules have changed and now Clout has turned his attention to the Australian Motocross Championship, which is still to be confirmed.
“It’s disappointing that Australia Supercross has been postponed but I am looking forward to racing again this weekend in preparation for the motocross championship,” said Luke Clout.
Luke Clout had an amazing first season in America with Penrite Honda, he finished as high as fifth and led some of the world’s best supercross racers on his way to eighth overall.
“The experience was priceless, and I learnt a lot. Leading some laps was something I will never forget. Everything I learnt will help and I can’t wait to get back behind the gate this weekend” continued Clout.
Penrite Honda is committed to the East Coast Motocross Championship which starts this weekend in Maitland. Team director Yarrive Konksy believes racing locally will help Luke prepare for the Australian Motocross Championships.
“Clout hasn’t raced motocross since August last year and he hasn’t raced a 450 since last November. This will give him and the team an opportunity to better prepare for the Australian MX Championship, we also can’t forget that grass roots racing is where we all started and this gives Honda and Australian oil company Penrite a chance to connect with riders of all calibres and with the clubs that are the backbone of our sport” said Konsky.
East MX Championship
12-13 September – Maitland
10-11 October – Nowra
14-15 November – Wollongong