Max Anstie secured the 250 World Supercross Championship in commanding fashion, dominating all three races in the final round. His impressive performance was witnessed by over 30,000 fans at Melbourne’s renowned Marvel Stadium.
“I can’t overstate how important this is to me. It’s been over a decade since a Brit won a World Championship in Motocross or Supercross, so this victory means everything to me,” remarked Anstie.
The 2023 season has proven to be extraordinary for Anstie, marked by his first-ever victory in an AMA Supercross race, securing a third-place finish in the AMA Supercross Championship. Adding to the accolades, he clinched his second consecutive Australian Supercross Championship. The crowning achievement of winning the World Championship makes this season truly unforgettable for him.
“It’s surreal to think that in May last year, I didn’t have a ride. This team saw something in me, provided an opportunity, and together, we’ve surpassed everyone’s expectations, except our own. I can’t express enough gratitude to Honda Australia, American Honda, and our dedicated teams of people,” concluded Anstie.
Despite missing round 1, Wilson Todd secured 10th place in the World 250 Championship. His impressive 6th-place finish in the final round was a highlight result for the Australian.
“I’m pleased with my performance tonight, the team, and the bike. It’s been a fantastic experience, and I appreciate the opportunity. I know what I need to work on for next year, and I’m excited to get to work,” remarked Todd.
The 450 riders of the team showcased their excellence in the final round. Dean Wilson demonstrated poise and tenacity, securing a commendable third place overall in the championship. Brayton, displaying remarkable heart and determination, raced despite a broken shoulder, contributing to the team’s achievement of the World Championship Teams title.
Dean Wilson was please to come away third in the championship.
“Finishing the season with my new team in such an amazing way is truly special. While we always aim for improvement, I’m going to savor this result and reflect on the fantastic season I’ve had with the team and my family. I’m genuinely pleased with the bike and my riding,” expressed Wilson.
Brayton poured his heart into it, giving his absolute best and leaving nothing on the table, even while racing injured.
“For seven years, Yarrive and the team have been my constant support. Tonight, I raced for them, contributing to our victory in the World Team Championship. I take pride in everything we accomplished this year, and I can’t thank them enough for their unwavering commitment to my racing,” expressed Brayton.
Firepower Froth Honda secured the 2023 Teams World Championship, and team director Yarrive Konsky expresses gratitude for everyone’s selfless efforts.
“Every member of this team deserved this victory. Their unyielding dedication to reaching the pinnacle is evident in their selfless commitment to a shared goal. I cannot express enough gratitude to each of them and our sponsors; this title is truly theirs. Of course, our riders also performed exceptionally well,” stated Yarrive Konsky.