Josh Hill has shown his true form at the third round of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship with a popular win at the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia on Saturday the 12th of October.
The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide, Suzuki pilot who did not have the weekend he was looking for at the opening two rounds held in Darwin four weeks ago, spent the break working with new mechanic Jarrod Pyne in order to build a new bike, virtually from the ground up in preparation for the South Australian event.
"At Darwin I felt like my conditioning and riding was where it needed to be to win, I was not lacking anything in that department, but our equipment was not there. " Hill explained.
"We had some issues and I just had to ride it around, I never got to show my true self at Darwin, I was left to entertain the spectators in Monster Energy hospitality throwing whips over the triple.
"I hired Jarrod Pyne as my mechanic and he has been such a big help, I really don't think I could have gone out there and won without him, I really had the confidence in the machine this weekend," he added.
It did not take Hill long to feel comfortable on the technical Mount Gambier track, posting the third fastest time in qualifying before finishing a close second to Jake Moss in heat race that had the crowd on their feet cheering. Closing in on his fellow Suzuki rider in the final laps, Hill and Moss got into some cat and mouse games in the run to the line.
"The heat race was all a bit of fun and games, " Hill commented. "I seen an opportunity to come under Jake and he slid out and kind of fell into me and we bumped a little bit.
"The next corner was muddy down on inside and I knew I could not protect it, so I slowed down and tried to keep him to my left, but he caught on to what I was doing. There was a little bit of cat and mouse and some block passing, it was all in good fun, well for me anyway, certainly no bad blood from my end even though he beat me in that race."