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Shannons Insurance Comes Back to the AUS-X Open with a Bang | News

Shannons Insurance is back on board as the official Insurance Partner for the Monster Energy AUS-X Open, and is giving away prizes to celebrate.

Shannons Insurance is giving away an exclusive meet and greet with 4-time World Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. Simply sign up and request a quote from Shannon’s insurance for your chance to win.

Some of the worlds top riders will be banging bars at the AUS-X Open this year in Sydney, from Ronnie Mac to Ricky Carmichael, alongside Dean Wilson and Jason Anderson, and you have the chance to meet them.

If that’s not your cup of tea, then the AUS-X Open is giving away one million dollars to any fan who purchases tickets for both days of the event. For more info, head to

With Shannons Insurance back, this also means the Shannons Shortcut will be incorporated into the track again. Much like the notorious Joker lane in the Monster Energy Cup in America that Ryan Dungey famously missed in 2013, costing him the overall, Shannons Shortcut is an addition to the track that can only be used once in a race.

However, unlike the Joker Lane, Shannons Shortcut, as per its name, bypasses one of the slowest parts of the track, giving riders an opportunity to shave well-needed seconds off their lap times.

Dan Reardon, riding in the SX1 class, said “Shannons Shortcut gives riders the opportunity to skip the whoops on one lap. The interesting thing about whoops is that they generally get worse as the race goes on, so you’ve got to be pretty calculated about when you’re going to make it work.”

The question of timing is one on every riders mind, as the condition of the track can change dramatically throughout the race, meaning preserving the shortcut for the ending laps can have a huge impact on a riders position, but using it at the beginning can give a rider the lead.

Justin Brayton summed it up in a question, “If you get the holeshot, do you take it right away or do you wait, or do you watch track positions?”

For any other information regarding the AUS-X Open and how to get tickets, head to their website here.