Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Anstie in action on a Suzuki motorcycle at Anaheim 2013

Anstie in action

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe's new MX2 team rider Max Anstie raced his RM-Z250 to ninth position in the 250cc motorcycle Main Event at the opening round of the AMA/ FIM World Supercross series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California at the weekend.

A Tussle in the Whoop-Section!

After setting a tenth fastest lap-time in qualifying, Anstie raced to eighth position in the first heat of the day, giving him fifteenth position at the start gate. In the decisive Main Event, Anstie got a fairly good start but got caught up in the whoop-Section-tussle that happened right after the first corner.  After this mishap he fought back from fourteenth to eighth, but had to settle for ninth after Zach Osbourne overtook him on the penultimate lap.

Team manager Thomas Ramsbacher said:

Anstie flying high at Anaheim - photos by Simon Cudby
"We were hoping to get a top-ten result, and that is exactly what we achieved, so we're very happy with this result. Our main focus stays with the 2013 Grand Prix season and Max is riding the first few Supercross races as part of his preparation for this. Any decent result in this very specific discipline - and in front of a packed Anaheim Stadium - is definitely a plus!"


"The whole experience of being in the US has been great so far. It's nice to be welcomed into the Suzuki family on the other side of the world. The people at ASMC and Yoshimura help us out any way they can; and we can use the Suzuki test track for training, which helps to get both the bike and Max more competitive every ongoing week. "


Watch out for the next round, next weekend on January 12th 


The next round of the series is at Chase Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona this coming weekend.

Information from the Team Suzuki Press Office - January 8.


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