Joining Sutherland on the line also aboard the Italian built TM MX 250Fi, will be Nyk Geck
who has made the move back to the small bore machine after racing a TM 450Fi during the 2012 championship.
Geck is confident of a good showing in Darwin despite struggling to find track time while working fifty-hour working weeks in the lead up to the Supercross season.
"I am looking forward to this weekend," Geck enthused. "I have been trying to ride in the middle of the day to get some heat training, though I haven't had all the bike time I wanted due to working over 50 hours a week.
"I have heard that the track is going to be big and technical, so I'm excited about that, I love big tracks!
"My aim will be to finish inside the top ten, I just need to get a good start and stay up the front!"
The team will be without their third rider for the opening two rounds with Ryan Ziepes
being ruled out after breaking his collarbone just over a week and a half ago. Ziepes will be aiming to return to action for round three at Mount Gambier in mid October.
Keep an eye on the TM Racing Australia Facebook Page
and Instagram for updates throughout the weekend from Darwin.
Top Image: Nick Sutherland fresh off his two stroke cup victory will lead the way for TM into Darwain.
Credit: Aaryn Minerds