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Max Anstie and Firepower Honda Call Early End to Winning Partnership

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Photo of the SX2 podium and Max Anstie at the final of the 2023 World Supercross Championship at Marvel Stadium
Max Anstie claimed the 2023 MX2 World Supercross Championship in his successful stint with Firepower Honda.

Reigning Supercross World Champion Max Anstie and Firepower Honda have called time on their partnership, concluding a strong and successful collaboration that began in mid-2022.

Anstie’s early departure was driven by his desire to compete in Motocross races ahead of a potential Des Nations invitation and the uncertainty surrounding the 2024 World Supercross Championship.

Rumours have been circulating in the industry that Anstie is headed to Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing for the 2025 season. Recently, Firepower Honda signed Carson Mumford, who is widely believed to be Anstie’s replacement.

“I signed to compete in World Supercross this year, but we couldn’t get any answers about this year’s championship early enough,” said Anstie. “I had an opportunity to race in America this year and potentially participate in the Des Nations. The Firepower Honda Team and Honda Australia were very understanding.”

Firepower Honda Team Principal Martin Davalos expressed confidence in Anstie’s potential before the successful partnership: “We recognized Max’s potential immediately. Yarrive and I discussed it, and we were quick to offer him a ride in America and Australia. Together, we’ve achieved some truly special results. We fully understand and respect Max’s decision to move on, and we genuinely wish him the very best.”

Photo of Max Anstie the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship Opener
Anstie also has the 2022 and 2023 Australian Supercross titles on his mantlepiece.

Anstie achieved significant results on a privateer motorcycle, developed by a dedicated team. He expressed deep appreciation for their effort: “We won a world championship, races in the AMA Supercross Championship, and finished inside the top three overall in American Supercross. We also claimed two Australian Supercross Championships and competed in the Motocross des Nations. It’s nothing short of amazing. I can’t thank Honda Australia, American Honda, and the staff enough. I will never forget what we achieved.”

Photo of Max Anstie at the final of the 2023 World Supercross Championship at Marvel Stadium
Anstie achieved significant results on a privateer motorcycle, developed by a dedicated team.

Factory Honda Australia’s director, Yarrive Konsky, described the departure as a “see you later” rather than a goodbye. “Max became an integral part of our team; you don’t accomplish what we did without forming a strong connection. He achieved a lot and helped our programs compete successfully against factory teams. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” concluded Konsky.

The Firepower Honda team will continue to compete in selected rounds of the AMA Motocross Championship and the SMX playoffs.

Yarrive Konsky, Dean Wilson, Max Anstie and Parker Ross
The championship-winning Firepower Honda Team

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