Wheely big deal as Hill jumps on board

DARWIN’S historic first round of the Australian Supercross Championship has changed its name to the Josh Hill Show.

The US Supercross champion will today be announced as the star attraction at the September 14-15 combined supercross-superbikes round at Hidden Valley.

Sports Minister Matt Conlan said the Darwin motor- bike spectacular would mark 24-year-old Hill’s first appearance in Australia.

US Supercross champion Josh Hill will be making his Australian debut at the combined supercross-superbikes round at Hidden Valley.

“When it comes to superross riders around the world, Josh Hill is about as big as they come,” Mr Conlan said. “So we’re absolutely thrilled he’ll be making his Australian debut right here in Darwin.

“Josh is signed to Carey Hart’s team – the husband of pop megastar Pink – who happen to be one of the biggest teams in America.”

Event promoter and International Entertainment Group director Yarrive Konsky said that Hill’s inclusion in the Darwin supercross round was “incredibly huge”.
“We’re delighted to be able to bring Josh to Darwin and Hidden Valley,” Mr Konsky told the NT News.

“Josh had a bad crash two years ago which made global headlines and there were fears he would never race again. But he’s back better than ever and excited to be coming to Australia for the first time, where Darwin will be his very first stop.

“This guy is a huge name in supercross and his appearance will make the championships at Hidden Valley a world-class event.”

Hidden Valley is hosting a QBE Australian Superbike Championships (ASBK) and Australian Supercross Championship round.

“The double program in Darwin will be a great opportunity for Territorians, visitors and rev heads to get down to Hidden Valley and see not one but two different types of motorcycle sports at the one venue,” Mr Conlan said.

“It will be a double dose of speed, agility and athleticism and it’s going to be Hidden Valley like Territorians have never seen it before.”

The NT Government and Mr Konsky’s organisation have sourced 10,000 tonnes of dirt to build the supercross track with jumps and obstacles in the middle of the Hidden Valley circuit

Hart and Huntington 2012 MX Nationals and Australian Supercross

Melbourne, VIC (28th March, 2012) – The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide race team have signed 2  new names for the 2012 MX Nationals series as well as plans to support 2 of our 2011 SX team members for the SX series only.

We are pleased to confirm that we have signed long term Hart and Huntington athlete Daniel McCoy for the 2012 season. Coming off an exceptional 2011 Super X series finishing 3rd overall, Daniel is keen to put some good results on the board in the MX1 class starting this weekend in Conondale QLD.

Riding in the MX2 class is Lewis woods, another long term Hart and Huntington athlete. For 2012 Lewi has chosen to step back into the MX2 class and chase a championship in both the MX Nationals and Supercross series.

We are proud to announce the following partnerships for the 2012 Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide race team. Suzuki RM-Z as the weapon of choice. Shell Oils & Kalguard Lubricants, Contour helmet cameras, SHIFT ride gear, FOX helmets and boots and Pirelli tyres.

The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide team heads to Conondale, QLD Sunday April 1st for the first round of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals keen and ready to take down a win.

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