SB Motorsport ECSTAR Suzuki’s Cody Dyce has broken through for a stellar result at the third round of the Australian Supercross Championship in Wollongong. Continue to Impress With Podium Race Result in Wollongong, NSW.
Lunching out of the gate in the second SX1 heat race of the night, Dyce showed that his Suzuki RM-Z450 was a bike to be reckoned with, grabbing the holeshot and leading the field through the opening lap.
With some of the world’s best Supercross riders breathing down his neck the 19-year-old held firm, maintaining the race lead for near on three laps before playing it safe, ensuring a direct transfer out of his heat into the night’s main event crossing the line in fifth position.
With riders facing the Triple Challenge Final Format, Dyce got off to a solid start posting a respectable eigth place finish in the opening final, before breaking through for a third place in the second main event. A small fall in the last main had the Suzuki rider 14th for seventh overall.
“I am pumped on the result from this round; I really could not believe I was heading into the whoops for the first time leading the field in my heat race, I didn’t really know what to think, I was just pumped and went with it.
“The second lap around I was thinking to myself what is going on, I was expecting Brayton to blow by me in the whoops, I was going in there committed, but was just waiting for him to go by, but he didn’t.
“I think on about lap three I started to tighten up a little and rode it home smart to make sure I made the final, but it was a great feeling to lead a race again, it has been a while, and the guys in this class are no joke, they are the best out there.
“I think leading the heat race helped me when I was up near the front again in that second final, I was not waiting for them to come by this time, I knew I could hold that pace.”
“I actually thought I was a little further back, sitting about fifth or sixth, but then I saw Hill down, and when I crossed the finish line, I looked across and realised I was third.”
“it was such a great feeling; I didn’t know what to think, but I know I want to do it again.
“I can’t wait for Auckland this weekend, I know I can do it now, I can run that pace, I just have to get to a point where I am doing it consistently.”
The seventh place result lifted Dyce to 12th place in the championship standings.
The team will now head to Auckland this weekend for the opening SX-Open Supercross event, thanks to the assistance of Suzuki New Zealand along with Motocross legend and 2005 MX Nationals champion Daryl Hurley who now runs his own Suzuki Dealership.