Kyle Webster takes the overall win in the MX2 for a third time in a row for Honda Genuine Racing and Kirk Gibbs shows his speed with another race win in the final moto of the MX1. Gibbs took 2nd overall for the day and bridged the gap for first place in the Championship to just eight points.
MX2 – Honda Genuine Racing
Kyle Webster qualified 1st and dominated race one of the MX2 at round three of the PRO MX. An unfortunate crash in race two made it challenging for likeable Western Australian, and saw him fight his way back from 16th to finish 4th. After all of that hard work, a relieved Webster was still able to take his third overall win in a row.
“The day was going well, I felt strong following a great qualifier and first race. In race two, I had a momentary lapse of concentration (brain fade) and dropped it. I came from 16th to 4th and only nine seconds off the lead. My Honda Genuine CRF250R was solid and I’m stoked to take another overall. We have a few things to work on before round four in Albury, but I am glad we extended our points lead to 34.”
MX1 – Terrafirma Honda and Mongrel Boots Honda Racing
Kirk Gibbs showed promise from the get-go in the MX1 at round three of the PRO MX, qualifying 2nd and finishing 2nd in moto one. In the back-to-backs, Gibbs finished 3rd and 1st, which resulted in 2nd overall for the day.
“We came into this round at 15 points out of Championship contention and we’ve closed that gap to only eight points, winning another race and finishing 2nd was great. Our starts are strong and everything is coming together. This is my third race on a Honda and we keep learning as we go. I know I have more to show and I look forward to the next round,” said Gibbs.
Brett Metcalfe had a trying day showing early speed in all moto’s of the MX1. His 8th overall for the weekend didn’t relate to his overall performance. Metcalfe now sits 6th in Championship standings.
“This weekend didn’t go to plan, my raw speed was okay but I didn’t capitalise on the positives and track positions that I was in early in the moto’s. I have a lot to work on before Albury and will be focused on finding the speed we had at the start of the season,” said Metcalfe.
MX 3 – Muc-Off Honda Racing
Ben Novak’s weekend was hard fought, racing with a shoulder injury sustained during a mid-week crash. His overall finish of 8-21 wasn’t what he wanted, where he now sits in 4th position in the Championship. The team’s doctor will assess the extent of the injury this week.
“The team and I deserved more, everyone is putting in so I am disappointed in the end result. I just had no strength in my shoulder and I felt so weak so I did my best to get as many points as possible. We have four weeks now between rounds so I hope to be back stronger by then,” said Novak.
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