Metcalfe has clocked up an impressive resume whilst racing over overseas and this coming Sunday May 22.
Metcalfe, who grew up in Mannum only a short half an hour drive from Murray Bridge, has clocked up an impressive resume whilst racing over overseas, and this coming Sunday May 22, local fans and residents will get to throw their support behind the former local before heading back to Canada to continue his international racing campaign.
South Australians will be treated to a rare opportunity to catch one of their greatest exports in action this coming weekend, when international motocross star Brett Metcalfe performs on home soil at Murray Bridge for round four of the Motul MX Nationals.
For 32-year-old SD3 Husqvarna’s Metcalfe, heading back to South Australia where his professional racing career started, is something that he holds close to his heart, and today shared that there’s nothing he’d like more than to secure a win on home turf.
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend – Murray Bridge is literally half an hour from the house that I grew up in,” he said.
“Murray Bridge generally draws one of the biggest crowds to the track throughout the whole MX Nationals series, so hopefully everyone turns out this weekend and I can put on a good show for the locals.
“This whole trip to Australia, I knew it would take me a couple of rounds to get the ball rolling but by the time we get to Murray Bridge this weekend I should be ready to fire up and can hopefully finish with a win.”
Metcalfe also shared that this weekend will be extra special, given the fact that his family and friends will also have the rare opportunity to be there in the flesh to cheer him on.
“This weekend is going to be so cool, to have my family there with me while I’m racing and to have my dad as my mechanic again is something really special,” Metcalfe shared.
“Some of my family have only ever seen me race a few times in Australia because it just doesn’t happen very often.
“It’s exciting to know that everyone is going to be cheering me on and watching and getting to experience what I do on race day.
“Whether it’s a win or a loss on the race track, it’s a win for me no matter what.”