The final round of the FIM Supercross Championship concluded over the weekend and Muc-Off Honda Racing was proud to finish inside the top ten in both coasts.
Mitchell Harrison gave it everything he had in the final round but came up short following a series of crashes.
“I qualified well but made a mistake in the heat race and in the last chance qualifier. It was a disappointing way to finish a season full of many positives,” said Harrison.
Harrison finished the championship in 10th overall, with three top 6 finishes. Now that Supercross has wrapped up, he looks to the AMA Motocross season.
“I achieved my best overall result this year in a single round and my confidence soared as I improved each week. I am not sure what the summer holds for me but I hope we can race some outdoors, the bike and team are awesome and I have enjoyed this season.” Harrison concluded.
Mitchell Oldenburg reflected on the eventful season, after he jumped from the 250 to the 450 when the team needed him to step up.
“The team gave their all, my results on the 250 were good and we were looking at a possible top-five overall but sadly I got injured and we finished the season out in 9th overall. I can’t thank the team enough for giving me the opportunity to race the 450 too, my 13th is a career highlight,” said Oldenburg.
The team’s sole 450 rider, Justin Brayton, isn’t finished racing this year and looks forward to resuming racing as soon as he is 100%.
“The team went above and beyond this year! Getting injured really dampened things but that is racing. I have an event coming up where I will be riding and possibly racing and I hope to race overseas. This injury really set me back, I need my hands to ride and breaking them both has been challenging.” Brayton said.
Team owner Yarrive Konsky admits this season presented every challenge possible, however, he is optimistic and enthusiastic about the team’s future.
“This is my 18th year with Honda and this year really challenged me in America but it hasn’t deterred my passion or commitment to racing at the highest level. American Honda has been a blessing, their support and commitment to racing was the reason we were able to compete in the first place and Muc-Off, Western Power Sports, Pirelli, and our other partners ensured we had the resources to pull it all together. This year, everything came together late but moving forward we aim to be better prepared.” Konsky finished.
The team is considering racing selected rounds of the AMA Motocross Championship and Justin Brayton will participate in selected events in America as he prepares for his return to international racing, pending travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus.