Factory Honda, Honda RIDE RED and privateer riders had a successful 2022 Australian Pro Motocross Championship by winning the most races and being crowned champions in the MX2 class.
Director of Honda Racing Australia, Yarrive Konsky, acknowledged Honda’s success and the success of all Honda riders. “It was a terrific year. Wilson Todd did a tremendous job winning the MX2 championship by winning the most races and overalls in the MX2 class. Wilson also surprised everyone by winning the final round in the MX1 class. Dean Ferris was a class act, winning the most overalls in the MX1 class and the most races. Kyle Webster finished the year on a high with a podium and a dominant win, Cambell Williams was on the podium three times with two overalls before having to retire with an injury and the WMX riders aboard ‘red’ machinery were outstanding. Emma Milesevic, Maddy Brown and Taylah McCutcheon took six podiums between them, with Emma and Maddy running second and third overall outright. Honda won a total of 13 overalls and 26 moto wins across eight rounds and four classes. In addition, Honda finished either second or third a total of 10 times. We did not win every championship but we fought hard, gave it our all and showcased Honda’s performance,” said Konsky.
Wilson Todd finished the season with an impressive overall win in the MX1 class and his teammate Kyle Webster finished his injury riddled season off with a confidence-boosting moto win. Todd and Webster were happy with their respective performances. “It is great to finish the season with an overall win. It has been a terrific year. I have enjoyed working with the team, as well as Honda, and look forward to my future with them,” said Todd.
Webster was clearly emotional following his win in the final moto of the season. After claiming the red plate at round two, he sustained an injury that resulted in a three-month layoff. To finish with a win was important. “I needed this; the team needed to see this. The injury was worse than we first expected and I went in for a second operation after six weeks. To come back and win the final moto of the season feels amazing. I really feel that we have got a great bike and team. The Honda has dominated this season. It is unfortunate that we did not win the MX1 championship and congrats to Aaron [Tanti] but we will be back stronger next year, having learnt from our setbacks,” said Webster.
Dean Ferris finished his final professional race in fourth and took second overall in the championship. Closing this chapter in his life, he is thankful for everyone’s support and the career that he has had. “It is not exactly how I wanted to go out but it has been a great year. I raced to the most wins and overalls, and finished second. It is time to hand the reigns to a new champion and turn the page on this chapter of my life. I will not be racing full-time but that does not mean I will not race and ride again,” said Ferris in a reflective mood.
Emma Milesevic, Maddy Brown and Taylah McCutcheon achieved podium finishes. Emma and Maddy finished the championship in second and third respectively. Impressively, Emma rode through pain and a lack of preparation after breaking her humerus seven weeks ago. “I got cleared to race last week. This weekend was tough but I would have felt a lot worse if I did not race. Thank you to everyone for their support. I will come back next year and do my best to step on the top step of the podium,” said Milesevic.
Ride Red Ty Kean raced to an outstanding moto win in the MX3 championship in round 5 proving the RIDE RED program can deliver race winning results.
The team will now turn its attention to the Australian Supercross Championship. Keep your eyes peeled on the team’s various social platforms for news on who will be piloting ‘red’ machinery indoors.