DPH Motorsport Factory Husqvarna Racing Team is pleased to confirm their two-rider line-up for the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship. Returning from the United States, Hayden Mellross will once again join the DPH Motorsport team to contest the SX2 Supercross Championship alongside Dylan Wills, both mounted on Husqvarna FC250 machinery.

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Hayden Mellross, FC250, SX2 Class
 “I’m excited to join back up with  DPH Motorsport, with the help and support of Husqvarna and my mechanic Marty”

Wills

Dylan Wills, FC250, SX2 Class
“I’m riding again on the DPH FC250 supercross bike and enjoying every minute of it”

Dale Hocking, DPH Husqvarna team owner: “Supercross is HERE! It’s been a tough year for our team. Our elation at becoming the Husqvarna Factory team to the disappointment of Kade’s suspension from racing. We’re a close-knit team and it really affects everyone, so closing the chapter on the MX Nationals and starting fresh with supercross is a great feeling. Dylan is riding really well after resting his knee and we’re excited to have Hayden back in the truck. We’ve made the decision to run the two racers on FC250’s and really go after that SX2 Championship. The motivation to succeed is the highest I’ve seen it in the workshop, so I’m looking forward to setting the truck up in Jimboomba and getting after it!”

Husqvarna Motorsport Manager, Glenn Kearney: “On the back of such a strong season in the US, along with Husqvarna performing incredibly well in 2017, we’re looking forward to Supercross with DPH Motorsport Husqvarna Factory Racing. Dylan Wills continued to impress through the motocross, getting stronger as the season went and to have a rider of Hayden Mellross’s caliber on the bike, we’re excited to see what the season holds.”

Dylan Wills: “I’m really looking forward to the new season. My knee is feeling good after taking some time to recover, I’m riding again on the DPH FC250 supercross bike and enjoying every minute of it. We all love racing supercross, but I really feel comfortable and fast right now. The bike is awesome, the best equipment I’ve had for supercross, and my style suits this type of racing and with Hayden as my teammate, I’m confident we’ll both be running at the front this season.” 

Hayden Mellross: “It’s great to be back home! I just landed yesterday and I’m excited to join back up with DPH Motorsport, with the help and support of Husqvarna and my mechanic Marty. This is my third supercross season with the team and it really does feel like home. I’ve ridden the bike today at home in Young for the first time and I love it, giving my confidence another boost that I will be battling for that title.” 

The 2018 Australian Supercross Championship consists of five rounds with the creators of the AUS-X Open, AME, overseeing the entire series, while Scott Bannan Promotions (rounds 1 & 2) and Troy Bayliss Events (rounds 3 & 4) are also event promoters.

Round 1: 15/09/2018, Jimboomba, Queensland
Round 2: 06/10/2018, Coolum, Queensland
Round 3: 13/10/2018, Geelong, Victoria
Round 4: 20/10/2019, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Round 5: 10/11/2018, Sydney, New South Wales (AUS_X Open)

For more information on the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship, specific event locations, tickets and more, head to www.australiansupercross.com.au

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