Profiled: Jack Mather – MotoOnline.com.au


Options 17 Jan 2023


Profiled: Jack Mather

Newly-crowned SX3 champion on title and upcoming 2023 season.

Final 12 months proved to be an enormous one for Jack Mather, touchdown on the general podium within the MX3 class of Penrite ProMX with third place within the standings after which {the teenager} went onto win his first-ever nationwide title within the return of the Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX), clinching the SX3 crown. He options in our newest Profiled interview.

Mather, nonetheless solely 17 years of age, began the 2021 season in MX3, however was robbed of an opportunity to essentially develop into the category because the sequence concluded after simply three rounds of ProMX racing because of covid-19. Regardless of that shortened sequence disrupting his expertise at that time, the Husqvarna-supported rider rocketed into 2022.

Picture: Foremost Media.

His first podium would come on the third spherical of the out of doors championship in Albury, the place he would log constant 3-3 moto scores for third total on the day. Mather would go on to podium three extra instances all through the sequence, solidifying himself of one of many entrance guys within the class.

“General it was a very good season,” Mather informed MotoOnline. “There have been a couple of good podiums in there and I used to be capable of keep fairly constant all year long. There was ups and downs, I had a DNF at Mackay which misplaced me a couple of factors, however total it was undoubtedly a superb season for me, ending third within the championship, so not a lot to complain about. There are undoubtedly issues to work on forward of this 12 months.”

Season 2022 noticed the return of the AUSX championship following a two-year hiatus because of covid-19. Mather entered the four-round sequence as one of many clear favourites to take out the SX3 crown. After placing his FC 250 on the rostrum twice all through the sequence, with a second in Adelaide and a win in Newcastle, Mather rode for the championship in Wagga Wagga on the ultimate spherical, doing what was wanted to take out the title.

“That was a reasonably unreal feeling,” continued the Queenslander. “It was my first Australian championship, so to get that below my belt and discover ways to handle a championship and what it takes was an enormous confidence-booster heading into this 12 months, so I’ll use what I discovered in supercross and take it into ProMX.”

Picture: Foremost Media.

For 2023, Mather appears to familiarity forward of his cost on the MX3 championship in ProMX. He’ll as soon as once more obtain help from Husqvarna – now on the brand new era bike – and can profit from the expertise gained this 12 months. A part of the Ford Dale Elite program, he may even profit from driving and coaching alongside among the nation’s top-level skilled riders from week-to-week.

“This system for this 12 months appears a lot the identical because it did in 2022,” he added. “I’ll proceed as a Husqvarna-supported rider and I’ll base myself at house on the Sunshine Coast in QLD the place I will be near my coach. I assume the most important change will likely be making the transition to the 2023 mannequin bike.”

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