Max Anstie - Salt Lake II
Posted on May 04, 2021
The 2021 Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross series wrapped up its 17-round season inside Rice-Eccles Stadium in Utah where Twisted Tea/ H.E.P. Motorsports/ Suzuki series Rookie Max Anstie carried momentum into the final race to earn his season-best finish aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450.
Anstie finished his 450 class rookie season strong and fast. Previously considered a motocross and sand track specialist, the Englishman masterfully adapted to indoor racing as proven by his season-best finish at the final round on a tight, hard-packed Supercross track. He mixed it up in his heat race, inside the top five for much of it, for a direct transfer to the main. A mid-pack start in the main event hurt Anstie's chances of a top 10, but he held his ground, earned a few positions, and capped his first indoor 450 season like a top, seasoned racer.
Max Anstie: “It was awesome to end my first 450 SX season with a 12h in the main at the second Salt Lake City race! We made progress at each race this year and I’m happy with where we ended up. I’m looking forward to changing things up now and getting back to the outdoor series!”
"It was great to end the supercross season with our best result," Twisted Tea/ H.E.P. Motorsports/ Suzuki Team Manger Dustin Pipes said. "Max was really close to the top 10 and he was making great strides throughout the main. Our Crew Chief Clark Jones made the proper bike changes throughout the day to adapt to the conditions and it showed with how stable the bike was in the main event. I really think we have the right formula for big gains in the future Supercross seasons. In the meantime, the team will turn its attention to the outdoor national series where we will look to improve on our freshman season results from last year. Max is more natural outdoor racer so we're looking for them to excel."