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from ... Mike Phillips

At the time two weeks was all I could afford as I thought having put my best foot forward in NZ and Australia I would be picked to once again represent NZ at the MX of Nations in France. After a week of training for 30mins motos I heard the news and that was that. No comment!

In 2009 they brought the first Australian round of SuperX to Waikato Stadium. At that time they only brought out the Australian Open riders and one Lites rider. I was on the 250 at that time and battled with the Lights rider Danny Anderson. I came out on top to win the event.

Before I left Australia in August I let my team Carlton Dry Honda know I was keen to ride the 2011 5 round SuperX series that starts in October. The series had come to NZ for two rounds last year but because of tough times they were sticking to Australian venues only this year.

After calling my team boss a number of times at ridiculous hours of the morning (not knowing he was still in America watching AMA motocross) I finally nailed down a bike and support for the series.

Since then the training and intensity has increased and due to the fine weather and a Bob Cat, that I now owe dad a lot of money for, I have been able to train on the 2 Brothers SX track located at the Rotorua Motocross Track.

I have another week of riding and training in NZ before heading to Australia for two weeks of testing and getting my eye in on some bigger tracks.

The series is 5 rounds, back to back weekends that starts in Melbourne on the 22 October and finishes up in Brisbane on 19 November.

Again a big thanks to my team Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing and the support they have given me this season.

I’ll keep everyone posted on how it all goes.

Mike Phillips