Motul Pirelli Sherco Team regular Justin Carafa has taken the road less travelled and backed himself for a ride in the final round of the Swiss International Motocross Championship. The Melbourne-based racer joined the Dynamic Bike Racing Team for the final round in Mannens, near Fribourg for two gruelling 25-minute plus two-lap motos.
“It was really quite tough for me here in Switzerand,” said Carafa after the race. “It was a difficult track and I wasn’t fit enough. Eleventh was the best I could do.”
Carafa raced a Sherco 450 SEF Factory edition from the Dynamic Bike Racing Team and despite not living up to his own expectations, Carafa enjoyed the experience and the generous hospitality from the Dynamic Bike Racing Team.
“The Dynamic Bike Racing Team treated me like royalty,” Carafa explained. “The Sherco 450 was great. Their setup was great. They had the bike handling beautifully and I felt I could turn the bike really well. In a perfect world I would have had more bike time at home before I travelled but that didn’t happen, but I gave it all I had, and it was a great experience.”
Carafa will now return home to Melbourne with plans to race the final rounds of the Australian Off-Road Championship at Omeo, Victoria on October 6.