THE Horsham Motorcycle Club is sporting a fresh new look, which includes spectacular improvements to spectator areas, in preparation to welcome the country’s best motocross riders for the opening round of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals at Horsham on Sunday, April 3.
Horsham MC president Kenny Watts is expecting 160 competitors, as well as an expected 1500 support crew, to the club for the coveted opening round of the country’s premier motocross competition – the 2016 Motul MX Nationals. “We’re also hoping to get a 3000-strong crowd to come along and support it,” Kenny said.
He says the club has been busily preparing to welcome riders from all corners of the country which has included building a brand new spectator area right in the middle of the track. “It will get the fans closer to the action, that’s for sure,” Kenny continued.
“We’ll even have a catering van out there to look after the fans and we’ve also got a massive spectator mound at the Horsham-end of the track with the assistance from the Horsham Rural City Council bringing in the soil,” he said.
“With help from Elite Track, we also think we’ve given the club a fresh new look and we believe that this year is going to be bigger and better than ever. The club has put a lot of work into preparing the track as well and I think it’s going to go off!” Kenny exclaimed.
The club is also planning on hosting the Australian Junior Motocross Championships in 2017 and the FIM Junior World Motocross Championships in 2018 and hopes to secure the hosting rights of future opening rounds of the MX Nationals. “Our club puts in a great effort in hosting big events such as these and we’re hoping to continue hosting Round 1 of the MX Nationals on a long-term basis,” Kenny added.
Horsham MC members Aaron Watts (MX1), Lachie Davis (MX2), Corey Watts and Jack Mentha (MXD), Zack Wright, Liam Andrews, Denzel Wolfe and Bailey Thomas (85cc Cup) will be competing in the opening round this Sunday. American motocross rider Matthew Toth as well as elite riders from New Zealand will also feature strongly.
Kenny would like to thank the Victorian Government, Horsham Rural City Council, Williams Event Management and his club’s dedicated team of volunteers for giving his club the opportunity to host such a coveted event.