Fullnoise: Dam I had no idea it was that bad and explains where you have been. You are back racing now, what are you plans for the upcoming Australian Supercross championship?
Stapleton: Ill be back racing 250s in the SX2 class and am set to go racing for the whole series with help from Levi Barnett a tattooist based in Melbourne. Levi's brother Reg has been a massive help getting everything together and is the main reason the whole deal came about.
Like always the guys at Krooztune are helping me out with suspension and Tim from eight11 is doing my motors.
When we realised we weren't going to get any help we thought it would be best to buy Honda's because we already know what to do with the motors and I had my A kit suspension for them.
First thing I ordered when we had to buy them was white plastics, I figured if I have to pay for them they aren't going to be red haha!
Fullnoise: Was it a little disappointing to finish 4th in last years Supercross Championship in the SX2 class and have no offers for a team ride or at least some more support for this years series?
Stapleton: In all honesty we were already planning to go privateer, after riding the bikes I bought in America I knew that we could build really fast bikes back here,
I raced my practice bike at Coolum and either the class has gotten slower this year or my bike made it a lot easier hahah. The front four guys were on another level, they were flying but the depth wasn't the same... Last year I rode my ass off just to get into the top ten most motos and I know I'm not as fast as I was last year with all the time off.
At Coolum I was sitting comfortable in fifth for the first half of both motos. I was good until I got tired and couldn't hang on!
But Yeah it was surprising to not get messages back from anyone when looking for support this year, even just for some gear, or oil!