Aaron Tanti Rd2
Photo | Aaryn Minerds

Australian Aaron Tanti has taken the lead in the SX2 class of the Australian Supercross Championship. Despite the long list of American riders, the young gun from Sydney has charged into the championship lead.

After posting a second place finish at the first round just a week ago, Serco Yamaha’s Tanti again landed on the podium at round two with a hard fought third place finish. His consistent 2-3 results now see him on top of the SX2 championship table, two points clear of his nearest rival.

Tanti had to work hard for his podium result in Adelaide and after overcoming an average start he clawed his way past the carnage, and his competitors, to move into third place during the middle stages of the race.

With five laps to go, Tanti capitalised on a mistake by US based racer, Josh Osby, and was able to move into second place. Osby remounted quickly and set off after Tanti again and on the final lap was able to make a bold pass in the final few turns.

But it was still a spirited performance by Tanti and his consistency in the opening two rounds has been rewarded has he will carry the points leaders’ red plate into round three at Wollongong on November 9.

“I’m pretty stoked to be on the box again this weekend and to leave here with the red plate,” Tanti said from the podium. “The track was tough tonight and the game plan was to reduce as many risks as possible but keep the racing intensity up and we were able to do that.

“It was a track that riding 15 perfect laps on was impossible, so I just knew what I could do, did them as well as I could for the entire race and stayed away from the crashes and fallen riders.

“The Serco Yamaha team have been awesome, and my bike was good tonight. We have a couple of weekends off now before round three so there is plenty of time to fine tune things and keep getting better as the series goes on.”

Aaron Tanti and the Serco Yamaha will now focus on round three of the championship at Wollongong, then followed by Auckland and Melbourne is quick succession.

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1st Aaron Tanti – 42
2nd Josh Osby – 40
3rd Mitchell Oldenberg – 38
4th Chris Blose – 36
5th Jay Wilson – 34
6th Brad Taft – 27
7th Jacob Hayes – 25
8th Dylan Wills -22
9th Ricky Latimer – 16
10th Jayce Cosford – 16

1st Mitchell Oldenberg
2nd Josh Osby
3rd Aaron Tanti
4th Jay Wilson
5th Chris Blose
6th Regan Duffy
7th Connor Tierney (Yamaha)
8th Tom Ravenhorst
9th Brad Taft
10th Rhys Budd