YOUNG GUN: Vacy’s Egan Mastin.Vacy teenager Egan Mastin will contest the final two rounds of the 2015 MX Nationals after being called into Team Motul Suzuki for the remainder of the season.
The 17-year-old will ride both the Toowoomba and Coolum legs of the series after Matt Moss succumbed to injury.
“It felt awesome to get the call from Jay [Foremont] offering myself the chance to race for the team at the final two rounds of the MX Nationals,” Mastin said.
“I am really looking forward to getting out there.”
Mastin, who won the MXD championship in 2014, has spent most of this year racing in the United States and arrived home last week.
“I am looking forward to racing back here in Australia,” Mastin said.
“The last time I raced here was the final round of the MX Nationals last year and to return to the nationals with the team that has won the past two MX1 championships is a great opportunity.”
He has been focusing on the American Amateur Motocross Championships recently held at Lorretta Lynns.
Mastin showed he was a talented 450 rider when he crossed the line first in the opening open pro sport race of the week-long event.
With Mastin’s American season coming to an end last weekend, Motul Suzuki team manager Jay Foreman extended an offer to the Hunter rider and Mastin jumped at the chance to race aboard a RM-Z450.
Foreman said he looked forward to seeing Mastin back racing in Australia and was glad to give one of the nations up-and-coming riders an opportunity to display their talent on home soil.
“Mastin certainly impressed last year in the MXD class and that certainly did not go unnoticed, but with him making the choice to race overseas this year his name had fallen off the map a little bit,” Foreman said.
“His results at Loretta’s had his name popping up again, so we gave him a call while he was on his way back to Australia and offered him a ride for the final two rounds of the nationals and we’re excited to have Egan joining our team to round out the series.
“Having a rider that lives local to the team is a bonus as it will give us the opportunity to work with him in the short time we have before we head to Toowoomba in just under two weeks time.”
Mastin will make his debut on August 23.
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