MADISON BROWN won the Women’s class at the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship at Melbourne Knights Stadium on Saturday, December 5.
The Women’s class combined with the men’s Clubman 450cc & 250cc classes at Round 6, but Maddy, from Seville East, was still able to match it with the best.
She not only won the Women’s class overall, but also finished fourth in the final against a near full-grid of 18 to 20 male riders.
“I’ve been training specifically for the supercross for a while,” the current Australian Women’s motocross champion said. “I’ve been doing no motocross so I can’t wait to get back into it.
“With supercross, you definitely just can’t go out there and expect to hit everything. You have to judge everything right. It’s a bit daunting as there are big triple-jumps but it’s a lot of fun,” Maddy said.
“It was pretty cool racing with the lights on in front of a big crowd. It was a good atmosphere. I had all my family there supporting me,” Maddy added.
“My first supercross competition was in 2013 at Phillip Island so I’m getting used to it. It’s just a matter of getting more confident with it,” the 21-year-old added.
She competed against fellow motocross rider Courtney Whyte-Dennis in the Women’s class and also competed in the Arenacross during the morning of December 5 where she competed against a field of five other girls.
The win caps-off a remarkable year for Maddy as she won the 2015 Australian Women’s Motocross Championships for the second year in-a-row and a consecutive Women’s title at the 2015 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships.
She also took part in three rounds of the 2015 Women’s Motocross World Championships in Europe where she finished fifth in Great Britain, third in France and fifth in Germany. Maddy is primed for next year’s motocross season: “I can’t wait for next year,” she said.
“I’m going to have a little bit of a break now but I can’t wait to get back out there and compete. It’s been one of my most successful years in the sport and I hope to keep it going,” Maddy added.
Maddy would like to thank DPH Motorsports, Yamaha Australia, Peter Stevens Motorcycles, Fox, True Tune Suspension, Motocross Athlete Development, her parents and everyone else that’s supported her throughout the season.
On her plans on going back to Europe to compete in the 2015 Women’s MX World Championships, Maddy still is unsure. “I haven’t heard anything yet. It’s frustrating because I really want to get over there next year. If worse comes to worse, I guess I’ll have to do it on my own but I’m hoping it works out,” she said.
To follow Maddy’s progress throughout the season you can like her official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Maddy-Brown-18.