The AMX MX OPEN was dominated by the Penrite Honda Team. Brett Metcalfe took the all new CRF450R to an impressive victory in the PRO 450 class and Kyle Webster won the PRO 250 class whilst Emma Milesevic won the women’s class. It was a great way to finish a successful relationship with Penrite said team owner Yarrive Konsky.
“We have experienced great success during our relationship. Penrite has achieved double digit growth most years and we aided in the development of their products through our teams testing and winning results”. Said Konsky.
The motorcycle industry has seen significant growth during the pandemic and more people are riding motorcycles which is exciting as Yarrive Konsky explained,
“Its an exciting time for motorcycle racing, the industry is up, there is a new promotor for the motocross championship, and we are maintaining our racing program in Australia, it’s disappointing to see Penrite take a different direction but I understand their position and appreciate their years of support”. Said Konsky
Sadly the 7-year relationship has come to an end as COVID placed pressure on Penrite to re-visit their marketing strategy according to Jarrod Harding, Penrite’s director for Motorsport.
“We believe that re-investing at the grass roots levels of motorcycle racing and making this exciting form of motorsport accessible to all is the most responsible way to provide our support given the current economic climate”
Yarrive thanks Penrite for their contribution to racing.
“We won 7 championships together which is a credit to everyone involved and I want to thank everyone at Penrite for their support”.
The team will announce its 2021 Australian Motocross Team on the 24th of December.