Brayton is pumped to be heading to Auckland and the current Australian Supercross Champion is heading to Mt Smart Stadium in top form after a fifth place finish in the World Supercross Championship in 2018 which included his maiden World Supercross Main Event win in Atlanta.
"The Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland is gonna be amazing!" Brayton exclaimed.
"New Zealand has had some incredible riders, in particular Ben Townley who used to ride over in the States with us and is a champion of the sport. I used to watch him all the time and try and replicate his amazing style on the bike, and I think the Kiwi fans should be proud to call him one of their own, he's a global figure in Supercross and I respect him a lot on and off the track.
"I've never been to New Zealand before and its always been on my bucket list to visit so I'm super excited for it, the race is going to be incredible and yeah the Mt Smart Stadium look incredible, it's gonna be cool to haul a bunch of dirt onto the field and make a Supercross track in there and I hope to see you all there on November 24."
Supercross has been touted as one of the fastest growing and most extreme forms of motorsport on the planet. Athletes battle side-by-side, on 100 kg motorcycles, soaring 40 feet into the air and aggressive bar-to-bar contact is a regular occurrence throughout the short, explosive racing formats. Riders are more like modern-day gladiators, fighting within millimetres of catastrophe at all times.
"Supercross is the most demanding sport on Earth. You‰Ûªve gotta be so precise, you‰Ûªve got to be super fit and your timing has to be really, really on point and it‰Ûªs just gruelling, you heart rate‰Ûªs at the best part of 190 bpm for 20 minutes at a time and keeping that precision and timing at that level is super hard so it‰Ûªs a very, very demanding sport." Townley added.
S-X Open Auckland will feature pyrotechnics, live music and first-class concert like entertainment values, just a short drive from Auckland‰Ûªs CBD at the world-class Mt Smart Stadium; with a pit party area accessible on the outside of the stadium for all motorsport fans to get up close and personal with their favourite teams and riders. It promises to be an amazing spectacle for all ages to enjoy.
Further announcements regarding the athlete lineup, an exciting new racing schedule and more are still to come. Signing up for the ticket pre-sale ensures first preference of ALL ticketing and seating for the 2018 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland.
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