This weekend’s round 5 of the Australian Motocross Championship heads to Gilman, South Australia and its go time for the Factory Honda team. The 6-rider team will compete across 3 classes.
The Boost Mobile Honda MX1 riders, Jed Beaton and Kyle Webster have their eyes firmly set on podium finishes. Jed currently sits in 2nd overall and is after redemption following his previous rounds results.
“I had a terrible time in Maitland and I am after redemption. I want the red plate back and I feel better prepared going into this weekend. We raced in Gilman a few months ago and I am here to claw back some much-needed points,” said Beaton.
Webster has had a season of misfortune and had to get minor surgery following the previous round. He is back and is chasing wins.
“The season has been a massive let down, the team and I have shown we have the pace but I have had some misfortunes that have set my position in the championship back. All I care about right now is winning races and chasing overalls,” said Webster.
MX2 reigning champion and current points leader Wilson Todd hasn’t fully recovered from his stomach illness and isn’t at 100% health. The Terrafirma Equipment Sales Honda rider knows what it takes to win a championship and he will stick to the plan.
“My speed and health are almost back to where I need to be, but we aren’t 100% yet. I definitely want to win races but the overall championship is my main focus,” said Todd.
Polyflor Honda rider and championship rookie Brodie Connolly can’t wait to redeem himself. Brodie sits in second in MX2 and feels better going into this weekend’s race and he has been sick with tonsillitis.
“I was really sick, spending time in hospital. I am feeling a hundred percent better and I want to get back to winning. This is a new track for me and I am excited,” said Connolly.
The Factory Honda Women’s team returns this weekend and both Emma Milesevic and Tahlia O’Hare are eager to race against best women in the country, both riders have been raising state events around the country and feel ready.
Emma has been dominating the Victorian Women’s State Championship, evening racing inside the top 10 in several state events against the men.
“I have kept myself busy since the last round of the Women’s Championship. I have raced and won two rounds of the Victorian titles and raced a round of the MX2 Nationals. I feel a lot better going into this weekend, we have tested a lot and my training is going to plan,” said Milesevic.
Tahlia has also been racing around the country, she has raced in Western Australia, Victoria and even raced and won a round of the Victorian Off-Road Championship.
“I need to get back inside the top 3 of the nationals and I need to do it this weekend. My preparation has been solid and consistent and I can’t wait to race,” said O’Hare.
For more information on round 5 of the Australian Motocross Championship go to www.auspromx.com.au