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A Who’s Who Of Australian MX and SX Set For Adelaide 500 Split Rhythm

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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A who's who of Australian Motocross and Supercross is set for the first running of the Adelaide 500 Split Rhythm that will take place this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday along side the Adelaide 500 Supercar race.

Coming off the huge success of both the New Holland Endurocross and Super Enduro-X events that have ran alongside South Australia's biggest motorsports event over recent years; the brain child behind these races, David Ellis along with his team, including Australian Dakar chamion Toby Price, have come up with another epic format of racing that is sure to have the 250,000 plus spectators that will pass through the gates over the four days cheering on Australia's best two wheeled talent during the breaks in the four wheeled action.

A uniquie track layout will see two riders take off side by side on a man made supercross track, before splitting off into their own identical track, before once again coming together as the track comes back together for the final long sprint down a gnarly set of whoops and across the finish line.
Jackson Richardson will lean on his AMA SX experience this weekend in Adelaide
Former AMA Supercross factory racer Brett Metcalfe who has numerous American supercross podium results to his name will be a rider to watch as he lines up aboard his Penrite Racing Factory Honda in front of his home state crowd.

"As soon as I caught wind of a possible Split Rhythm event at the Adelaide 500, I immediately wanted to be involved." Metcalfe enthused. "To be in front of a massive crowd at the Adelaide 500 event, with fans going crazy is all I can imagine right now.

"It absolutely is a highlight in our calendar year and I would love nothing more than to win the event for Honda in front of my hometown crowd.‰Û
Two time reigning Australian SX2 champion Jackson Richardson will make his debut for Honda at this weekends event and is excited to showcase his Penrite CRF Honda Racing CRF250R in front of a huge crowd.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm really pumped to be competing in the Adelaide 500 Split Rhythm at the Adelaide 500 this year. This will be the first time I‰Ûªve competed in an event like this so I can't wait to get out there and get after it.‰Û
Dylan Long's Big Whips and a Smooth Style will have the crowd on their feet at the New Holland Split Rhythm
Excitement machine, Dylan Long is sure to have the crowds on the edge of their seats. The CDR Yamaha pilot is known for his big whips and fluid racing style and is ready to race for the win over all four days of action.

"I‰Ûªm really excited to head over and race the Adelaide 500 Split Rhythm event, I have heard a lot about the whole event being a great time and with this race added I think it will be next level!"

"I‰Ûªll also be at the event riding our Showtime FMX demos as well, so I‰Ûªll be kept on my toes all weekend going back and forward, which is the way I like it.‰Û
Robbie Marshall will be on double duty, racing the Split Rhythm between his Showtime FMX Demo's
Robbie Marshall will be back on double duty at this years Adelaide 500 event and will spend his time bouncing between the Showtime FMX freestyle show and the Split Rhythm track, with the former Australian Supercross star and top Australian freestyle rider sets to thrill spectators of all ages.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm stoked to be invited to compete in the Split Rhythm event for the first time ever." Marshall said. "I was involved in last years Super Enduro-X, but I didn‰Ûªt really have the proper bike setup and wasn‰Ûªt prepared. After racing the Australian Supercross at the end of 2017 and this year having the new Honda CRF450 setup for Supercross ready to go, I can‰Ûªt wait to get to Adelaide.

Local fans will have another familiar face to cheer on, with SA great, Luke Arbon ready to show is undeniable SX talent.

‰ÛÏThe Adelaide 500 is definitely the biggest Motorsport event in Adelaide and I was pumped to receive an invite to get involved with this awesome event. I haven't had much time to ride since hanging my boots up so this was the perfect excuse to get back on the bike! I'm looking forward to putting it all on the line and putting it to the pro's in front my hometown crowd.‰Û
Cheyne Boyd was a standout at last years Super Enduro-X
The unexpected standout at last years Super Enduro-X had to be Cheyne Boyd. A former national supercross and motocross championship contender, the owner of Victorian moto park, Yamaha Park4MX had ridden little to no Enduro races in his life before last years race, but adpated to the tough and technical track to land on the podium.

With a more familiar SX track laid out for him for 2018, Boyd is ready to showcase his skills and take it to all comers when the gates drop.

"Who wouldn‰Ûªt be pumped for Split Rhythm! I think it‰Ûªs going to be not only exciting for the riders but fans as well and make for some close exciting racing, and being at the Adelaide 500 the atmosphere will be on another level.

"I raced last year in the Super Enduro X and the event was amazing and the crew put on an awesome show, they looked after all riders at the highest level and it would be definitely a race I hope continues into the future."

Spectators can expect to see plenty of action with multiple New Holland Split Rhythm sessions each day allowing fans to get up close to the intense action as some of Australia‰Ûªs best riders battle it out, rider against rider, on a 450m purpose built track.

Adelaide 500 New Holland Split Rhythm Schedule:
Thursday: 3 x 30 minute practice sessions
Friday: 3 x 40 minute competition sessions
Saturday: 3 x 40 minute competition sessions
Sunday: 2 x 40 minute competition sessions

For a full detailed schedule of Split Rhythm action over the course of the full four days CLICK HERE
The track for this weeks New Holland Split Rhythm at the Adelaide 500 Supercar event.
Luke Arbon and Brett Metcalfe check out the layout today

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