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Supermoto star heads to US

SUPER MOTO: Andy McLiesh in action on his Husqvarna FS 450.
SUPER MOTO: Andy McLiesh in action on his Husqvarna FS 450.

SUPERMOTO: Whitsunday track star Andy McLiesh is relieved to be riding after an injury scare early last week.

The supermoto rider had a successful campaign at the FIM Supermoto Championships in Asia late last year and is looking to step it up in 2017 and head to America.

McLiesh finished second to Gabit from Malaysia with 138 points in the Asian FIM championships after four rounds.

Since coming off a dirt bike and landing on his hand two weeks ago doctors have told him there are no broken bones and have cleared him to race.

He is preparing for the AMA Supermoto Championships in America and working hard off the track to improve his fitness.

"I have been putting in 110% to prove I can do it,” he said.

"I am pushing hard to get the fitness up.”

Round 1 at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, California, will get under way from April 8.

Rounds 2-5 will take in Arizona, Canada, Dakota and Florida.

"It's another country I haven't been to and a whole new level and hard racing with the American dudes.

"Chris Hodgson, the 12 times British Supermoto Champion who has won the Australian Championships as well, will be there.”

McLiesh said it wouldn't be easy getting there.

The transport and accommodation costs for him and his team are significant.

He said he wouldn't be able to do it without his sponsors.

Proserpine cane grower Andrew Auld has been a long-time supporter of McLiesh and was along for the bid to get racing in America.

McLiesh said his personal sponsor Brett Campbell was backing him along with SF Construction Services from Townsville.

Topics:  proserpine supermoto championships

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