Chris Hodgson rode an out of the box Husqvarna to win one of its two victories in the Australian Supermoto Championships held in Newcastle, June 13-14.
With a wealth of Supermoto time under his belt, the nine-time British champion confirmed that he didn’t even change the position of the levers before going out and winning the national championship.
Hodgson also said the bike and track were “absolutely amazing”, celebrating the organisers who estimate some 20,000 people attended the Supermoto event over the two days.
Husqvarna rider Paul Caslick also won the vets 45-to-50 years title from Steve Coppock and Ward Freeland.
“Winning another Aussie title is unreal,” Caslick said.
The win for Caslick was impressive considering that he suffered a heavy fall in the first race of the program, where he was involved in an incident with another rider and briefly knocked out.
Caslick bounced back to win all four races in his category.
“That would have been, in atmosphere, the best Australian championship I’ve ever been to.
“The location was pristine, you’re surrounded by water and Newcastle city.
“You’ve got the cathedral up on the hill, you’ve got Fort Scratchley, where the city was defended in the war,” Caslick said.
“It showcased the sport really well, and it really showed the area is screaming for it.”
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— Newcastle Live (@Live_Newcastle) June 15, 2015