5 Questions: Brodie Connolly – MotoOnline.com.au

Options 31 Jan 2023

5 Questions: Brodie Connolly

New Zealander on Honda Racing alternative in Australia.

Following a fill-in journey at chosen rounds of Penrite ProMX in Australia final 12 months, Kiwi import Brodie Connolly caught the attention of Australian groups and can make the transfer throughout the Tasman full-time for 2023. Finally, representing New Zealand on the Motocross of Nations can be the deciding issue for his future, the place an amazing present of pace within the early levels of the occasion caught the eye of Honda Racing group proprietor Yarrive Konsky and Connolly’s now set to race the total season outside and Australian Supercross Championship onboard the title-winning CRF250R this 12 months. MotoOnline caught up with the succesful 19-year-old to ask 5 Questions.

How did the chance to journey for Honda Racing come about?

Racing at MXoN for New Zealand, I suppose Yarrive was there as properly. He observed my driving, he messaged me not lengthy after I’d gotten house. I believe he’d already been speaking to Ben Townley about me, in order that’s how that got here up. Then, all of it occurred fairly shortly from there, he despatched me a contract and I signed it… Now, I’m in Australia.

What are your first impressions on being part of a manufacturing unit group?

It’s superior, I’ve solely been on the bike for a few weeks. It’s depraved, everyone seems to be tremendous useful, it has been actually superior.

How does this 12 months search for you? Being from New Zealand, are you dwelling in Australia full time or going backwards and forwards?

Yeah, fulltime in Australia for the 12 months. I’m dwelling in Wonthaggi with Kayden Minear and coaching with the Beaton crew. I’ll be right here for the total 12 months doing motocross and supercross.

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First race of the 12 months and with the brand new group on the AMX MX Open, the place you completed third general, how was that?

It was good. Like I stated, I’ve solely been on the Honda for a few weeks, so I’m nonetheless studying the bike. My begins have been a bit common, however I managed one holeshot and was capable of win that moto, so I do know I can undoubtedly run with the boys. I nonetheless have a bit of labor to do with my health and the depth is approach larger right here than again house – there’s solely three or 4 quick guys at house that may win, whereas in Australia, there’s most likely round 10 guys that may win.

Inform us extra about representing New Zealand at RedBud for MXoN… That should have been a very good expertise for you.

It was unbelievable, the best race I’ve completed in my life, simply to line up with a few of these names. I obtained a little bit unfortunate within the qualifying race, my bike blew up about midway by the race once I was working about eighth I believe, however even simply to be there was unreal, fairly bloody cool.







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