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As the 2016 AUS-X Open looms, four-time World Supercross Champion – Ryan Villopoto, is spinning laps at the factory Kawasaki test track in Corona, Calif, in hopes to take the trophy back across the Pacific.

Villopoto’s long-time gear sponsor – Thor, have also announced their partnership with the AUS-X Open, which is something that GAS Imports Owner – Doug Sharp, is thrilled about.

“We are excited to be involved with the AUS-X Open this year with some big name Thor athletes coming out, including Ryan Villopoto and Cooper Webb, and of course our Aussie backed athletes including Todd Waters, Lawson Bopping and Hayden Mellross. It really was a no brainer for us to be a part of one of the greatest Australian Supercross events.
Last year was a great event and we know the AUS-X Open is only going to get better,” commented Sharp.

In light of the partnership, an edit featuring exclusive vision and an interview with Ryan Villopoto has been released (see below). It is the only vision of the four-time champ on a supercross track to be released in 2016.