Brett Metcalfe could easily be described as a quiet achiever. In contrast to the many brash young competitors who populate the sport, the Australian’s laid-back approach is often misinterpreted as complacency. But don’t be fooled. The minute he pulls up to the start line and prepares for the gate to drop, he is anything but complacent.
In 2002, at the age of 18, the young Aussie packed his bags and headed for Europe to compete in the World Motocross GP Series MX2, leaving his native country far behind. A year later, he headed stateside to begin his U.S. racing career. Racing in both East and West Supercross support class championships, Metcalfe eventually went on to win the U.S. Open in Las Vegas in 2005.
In 2009, Metcalfe raced his first season with GEICO Powersports Honda and bounced back from an injury he sustained early on in the Supercross series to finish third overall in the Motocross Championship standings.
With years of Supercross and Motocross Lites experience, the Aussie racer has earned his place in the big-bike class and is racing Honda’s CRF450R in the Motocross competition.