American Josh Hansen is adamant that he's not thinking of the championship, simply hoping to fight for race victories in the 2010 Monster Energy Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship.
American Josh Hansen is adamant that he’s not thinking of the championship, simply hoping to fight for race victories in the 2010 Monster Energy Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship.
The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider has been a surprise picture of consistency in Super X this year, his first overall win of the season at Auckland in New Zealand on Saturday stretching his points lead to 32 with three rounds remaining.
“I’m stoked – it’s good to win,” the 25-year old commented. “My starts and everything were on tonight. It was a bit scary because all four races counted for points so it was a bit of a nail biter.”
Hansen has proved to be both quick and consistent during Super X so far, despite having minimal time on the KX450F Open class bike in the lead-up to last month’s season opener in Newcastle.
“For sure everything is going to plan,” he continued. “I achieved what I wanted to in Auckland. There are still three more rounds, so I’ve got to keep on my game.
“I don’t think of the championship, I just go out and try and win each race and hopefully it’ll all come together in the end.”
Hansen now returns to his Australian base on the Gold Coast before heading back to New Zealand this weekend for round five at Dunedin on Saturday night.
With Hansen at the head of the Open class championship for the United States, Australians Jay Marmont and Jake Moss will take up the fight in the remaining rounds, currently sitting second and third in the title chase respectively.