US-based racer, Mitch Oldenburg will join Chris Blose under the Penrite Honda awning during the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship.
The team are pleased to welcome Oldenburg after he contacted team director Yarrive Konsky with his expressions of interest to race for the first time with Honda and in Australia.
“Mitchell reached out for a few months; we were undecided as to whether or not we would run two SX2 riders, so he came knocking at the right time. He is eager to achieve great results and I believe both of our SX2 riders will be very strong contenders,” said Konsky.
Being no stranger to podium finishes in Supercross, Oldenburg has proven to be a top contender in the AMA Supercross Championship and hopes for success in Australia.
“The Australian Supercross Championship is legit; I’ve enjoyed watching it online and have wanted to compete in it for a while. The tracks, the crowds, teams and riders are world class and I am excited to get the opportunity to be a part of it this year.” Oldenburg said.
Honda Australia has several programs running simultaneously in Supercross this season with their factory team, satellite team and Ride Red program. There are 13 Australian riders representing Honda across those programs. Team director Yarrive Konsky is thankful for the support Honda provides.
“Honda continues to support and promote the sport through various mediums. I am excited to see what all of the riders can achieve on-board their CRFs in the SX this year,” said Konsky.
Reaffirming his position to deliver top results for his sponsors, Konsky discusses his reasons for signing the riders he has on board for 2019.
“Our primary objective is to put Honda bikes on the top step of the podium so we look everywhere for the talent that can deliver those results. We have international riders yes but as well as our Ride Red program, which supports 10 Australian privateer riders.” Konsky said.
“This year every manufacturer has signed international riders, which is exciting as it’s also about expanding our sport. Supercross is a globally recognised competition with no geographical boundaries, we are putting Australian racing on the world stage which gives local guys more exposure and opportunities to race outside of Australia too.” Konsky added.
For more information on the Honda competition range including the new 2020 MX range, visit http://motorcycles.honda.com.au