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Wollongong proves a night of triumph and challenge for Penrite Honda Racing

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The three-final format of round three of the Australian Supercross Championship in Wollongong resulted in mixed results for the Penrite Honda Racing team on the weekend.

In the SX2 class, it was triumph Penrite Plus Fitness Honda rider Chris Blose who took the overall win, with his team mate Mitchell Oldenburg finishing third.åÊ

After a rough first two rounds, Blose was very pleased to take the win; ‰ÛÏWe needed this win! Now we‰Ûªve moved to second in the series and I‰Ûªm only trailing the lead by one point.åÊåÊI needåÊto maintain my program and focus; with two rounds remaining I can‰Ûªt afford to have a bad race.‰Û
In the SX1, Justin Brayton pulled the trigger in the first final with a massive holeshot, before leading every lap to win by a comfortable margin. Teammate Brett Metcalfe moved from a mid-pack position to finish the final in fourth position.

In finals two and three, both riders were forced to rely on their vast experience to salvage credible results. Brayton got off to another good start in the second final, but a serious bike check from another rider caused him to stall and left the reigning Champion in last place.

Metcalfe didn‰Ûªt fare much better, also fighting back from a bad start. Brayton regrouped to finish fourth, with Metcalfe sixth.åÊ In the last final, the pair finished fourth and fifth respectively which meant Brayton took third overall and Metcalfe fifth for the round.

Metcalfe acknowledged this is not where he needs to be; ‰ÛÏPut simply, I need to be better.åÊ My lap times are close, but I can‰Ûªt afford to make any mistakes against these guys.åÊ The points are still close and I want to be on the podium.åÊ I have two rounds left and I will work hard to get back to where I was last year,‰Û

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