The riders of Husqvarna‰Ûªs factory support squad are relishing the challenge offered by Queensland's Coolum circuit on the Sunshine Coast as the 2015 Monster Energy MX Nationals approaches its halfway point.
Husqvarna FC 450 rider Jesse Dobson should be a strong contender at his home round, but as the 18-year-old is quick to point out, conditions in the National round will be very different to practice-day Coolum, and a smart head and dab hand will definitely be required.
‰ÛÏCoolum gets super rough and hopefully I can use that to my advantage. I ride Coolum a lot, but from a practice day to a national, it's not even the same track. It might look the same from the outside, but it's not. It's like last year when I went to Raymond Terrace - you go down there and do as many laps as you like, but come national time all those laps don‰Ûªt even matter, it's just totally different. You've just got to be on your A game. Have good fitness, be smart, and make sure your technique is right and you‰Ûªll go pretty well.‰Û