The second half of the Australian Motocross Championships get underway this weekend.
This weekend the Motul MX Nationals head to back to the South Coast region of New South Wales for the sixth round of 10 in this year’s championship, and with the area well known for its Royal Australian Navy activity, there couldn’t be a more fitting location for this year’s official Military Appreciation round.
Each year Australia’s National Motocross Championship dedicates an event to those who serve for our country, and this season is no different, with riders and teams set to turn their race machines ‘camo’ on Sunday, July 2, to pay tribute to the armed forces.
Motul MX Nationals Series Promoter Kevin Williams (pictured above, right) says that this weekend is close to the hearts of all in the Nowra region, and that acknowledging the efforts of our armed forces is an important part of the events at round six.
“This weekend’s round is not only important from a racing point of view, but we’re looking forward to seeing Australia’s fastest riders do their bit in reminding the country of how appreciative we all are of what our armed forces do for Australia,” Williams said.
“Last year we saw a number of bikes completely decked out in camo, we had involvement from the Royal Australian Navy and our goal is to match or better what we did last season.
“The venue for this weekend’s Motul MX Nationals event is just a short distance away from the HMAS Albatross which is the largest operational Naval establishment and the Navy’s only Air Station.
“Nowra is a home for many of Australia’s Navy Officers and we’re very honoured to be able to pay tribute to them at round six on Sunday.”
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MX Nationals Championship Standings – After round 5 of 10:
1st Dean Ferris – 356
2nd Kirk Gibbs – 308
3rd Kade Mosig – 279
4th Todd Waters – 277
5th Luke Styke – 262
6th Kyle Peters – 230
7th Luke Clout – 223
8th Alexsandr Tonkov -218
9th Brett Metcalfe – 173
10th Kieron Hall -173
1st Wilson Todd – 311 points
2nd Mitchell Evans – 305 points
3rd Hamish Harwood (NZ) – 278 points
4th Jackson Richardson – 278 points
5th Egan Mastin – 277 points
6th Dylan Wills – 242 points
7th Kyle Webster – 233 points
8th Aaron Tanti – 217 points
9th Jayden Rykers – 209 points
10th Richie Evans – 205 points
MX DEVELOPMENT (Under-19) CLASS
1st Jy Roberts – 299
2nd Cody Dyce – 293
3rd Morgan Fogarty – 259
4th Kaleb Barham – 241
5th Isaac Ferguson – 240
6th Hugh Mckay – 226
7th Cooper Pozniak – 225
8th Brodie Ellis – 201
9th Jai Constantinou – 196
10th Sam Pelz – 178