Boyd eyes ultimate Supercross prize

Boyd eyes ultimate Supercross prize
13 March, 2007.

Cheyne Boyd is not prepared to settle for second-best.

The CDR/Nokia/Yamaha sensation, who campaigns a YZ450F in the premier Pro Open Supercross class, already has the runner-up trophy from 2006 on his mantle, and dearly wants to go one better in 2007.

The 24-year-old from Rosebud in Victoria picked up third in 2005, and has been working towards his ultimate goal of Australian Supercross Champion for a number of years.

With just a single round remaining, Boyd once again finds himself within reach of the title, a mere 7 points separating him from the leader.

The final fling will be hosted at Dapto Showground on Saturday March 24, and the young Victorian has exerted every effort to ensure he is prepared – both physically and mentally – for the task.

“It has been a pretty good season so far but a few minor mistakes have dropped us back from the leader,” explained Boyd.

“I have been working extremely hard to make this dream a reality, we came so close last year only to take second after a tough final round, and I really want to ensure that doesn’t happen again.”

Boyd started the season in the best possible style, converting his fine pre-season form to a round win at Adelaide’s Wayville Showground and laying legitimate claim to the 2007 title.

Fourth place at Avalon Speedway kept him in the hunt, and he was back to podium form at Rosedale Speedway in third.

Consistency is a key element of Boyd’s game, and he knows he will need to stick close to points leader Daniel Reardon as soon as the gates drop on next weekend’s final race.

“I’m confident I can get a good start and stay with Reardon for the first few laps, it will be then my chance to apply maximum pressure and force him into mistakes.”

“It is all or nothing, I need to take every point I can.”

Boyd and Reardon are fierce rivals on the national circuit, but just a few months ago the pair pulled on the green and gold jerseys to represent Australia at the prestigious Motocross des Nations in Europe.

“I know his riding style very well having trained and competed alongside him for many years, it will be a tough test but I am up to it.”

Boyd went to extraordinary lengths in his preparation for the previous round, having his practice track completely recreated in an attempt to replicate the style of track he would be competing on.

He will be ably assisted by teammate Ford Dale, who – at just 18 years of age – is in striking distance of a top 5 finish to the championship.

Geelong based CDR/Nokia/Yamaha, led by the legendary Craig Dack, is the most successful and established team in the sport, having secured over 30 national Supercross and motocross titles in just over 13 years.

It continues to set the benchmark in all areas of the rapidly-expanding discipline of motorsport in Australia.

The final round of the 2007 Australian Supercross Championship will be held at Dapto Showground on Saturday 24th March.For further information go to

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