While Penrite Honda Racing‰Ûªs Ben Townley officially retired from full-time competition in 2013 following a series of debilitating injuries he made a successful return to the MX Nationals at Coolum and has confirmed he will compete in the final two rounds of the series.
Townley made a triumphant return to the podium in what was his first national Australian Motocross event in nearly twelve months, winning the opening MX1 moto and claiming third overall for the round.
The 2004 World Motocross Champion‰Ûªs new video ‰Û÷Full Circle‰Ûª shows that he still has the drive and ability to be competitive.
"I am enjoying my riding and racing,‰Ûª Townley explained. ‰ÛÏI never retired because I didn't love it, I retired because my body retired on me and I couldn't give it 100%".
"I am definitely interested in racing fulltime in the future if everything works out, but I am in no rush to make that commitment. At the moment I am
focused on the final two rounds of the Australian MX Championships and will see what other professional opportunities come forward.
Over the past 12 months Ben has worked closely with Honda Motorcycles testing in Japan and working with the Australian Honda team and riders.
"I enjoy testing, learning about the bike and working out how to improve it,‰Û