Max Anstie on the US outdoors – excited to get going!
Max Anstie says he is looking forward to get back outdoors to build on a learning year last year that allows him to come into the 2021 motocross season with experience of the Suzuki and the US motocross system – and an impressive rookie 450 supercross season!
“It was an amazing experience to race supercross,” admitted the always smiling Brit in the pre-season press conference. “It’s always been a bit of a dream to do it in the 450 class and things were special. I was happy to be out there racing and learning. My whole goal was to take as much information as I could in each race and know that I have a lot to work on but at least I’m able to learn.”
But now the Twisted Tea HEP Suzuki man is focusing on outdoors, something he has more experience in both in America and around the world. “Coming into this outdoor season, I had last year, so I know a lot of the tracks. There are a few tracks I don’t know but I know the system, I know how it works and things like that and also the bike. My bike is exactly the same pretty much, we have made a few suspension changes so for me, I know what my bike is going to do in race situations.
“Prep has all been fine, having a good end to the supercross season and having these three or four weeks to just try and fine-tune a few things has been good. Of course we are going to see where we are on Saturday and we are going to have some things to figure out but I’m excited to get it going, it’s what I’ve been doing for the last ten years or so over in Europe. I’ve got a few things I want to work on with the bike and keep improving but my team are trying their best with it and working as hard as they can, so we see how we go on Saturday.”
The class will be a lot deeper this year with Webb and Roczen back along with a healthy Plessinger as well as Dylan Ferrandis moving up, but Anstie seems up for the challenge of flying the kick-start Suzuki flag amongst his electric start-button rivals!
Article: Jonathan McCready
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