Sissis puts himself on the map with Phillip Island podium

Monday, 29 October 2012

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s young Australian Arthur Sissis made the MotoGP™ grid take note with a superb ride to his first-ever GP podium at last weekend’s AirAsia Australian Grand Prix.

Sissis, who had qualified well in seventh, was in involved in a race long tussle with up to seven riders for the final podium spot. And whilst inexperience may have cost him in the past, an ecstatic home crowd gave him the much-needed lift to display his talents to the full.

Arthur Sissis

“It was really good to do it here in Phillip Island. I wasn’t expecting to do it here, because I’ve ridden on most of the tracks in Europe more than I’ve ridden here. The crowd gave me extra motivation to do better. We had a big fight from third to...I don’t know what place. It was swapping on ever lap, and on the last lap I just tried to stay in front and close all the doors in each corner. And I ended up crossing the line third. I thought someone was going to slipstream me. It’s really good.

“It was good to see everyone when I crossed the line. Everyone was screaming…well, I couldn’t hear them - but I could see them. It was really, really good.”

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