MORE than 140 athletes are set to converge on the Wonthaggi motocross track this Sunday, April 2, with healthy entries confirmed for this weekend’s Motul MX Nationals season opener.
Three Championship classes, the Thor MX1, Motul MX2, Pirelli MXD and one Support class, the Yamaha Junior 125cc Cup make up the 142 strong competitors who will take to the track in Gippsland in five days time, indicating that the series will be one of the most competitive seasons to date.
Motul MX Nationals Series Promoter Kevin Williams made comment today on the encouraging rider numbers, and says that fans of the sport have plenty of reason to head to Wonthaggi on Sunday to support Australia’s Motocross stars.
“With only a few days until the first races kick off for the year, we’re very excited to confirm that we have big numbers in all of our classes,” Williams shared.
“Our premier Thor MX1 class has more than 30 riders lining up on Sunday, a number of which have the ability to win races, while we have in excess of 40 competitors in the Pirelli MXD class which really shows the strength of the sport from a grass roots level.
“We’ve been working very hard during the off-season to put together the Motul MX Nationals package for 2017, and fans can expect some world class racing when bikes line up on Sunday.
“With so many competitors taking to the track this weekend, the atmosphere is going to be fantastic, and we’re very excited to be kicking off the season with such healthy rider numbers across all classes.”
With five days remaining until gates drop for the first time in 2017, there are currently 42 entries for the Pirelli MXD class, 34 riders in Motul MX2, 31 competitors in Thor MX1 class and 33 athletes in the Yamaha Junior 125cc Cup.
Click here for a full Riders’ List for Round 1 of the Motul MX Nationals.
For more information on the 2017 Motul MX Nationals please head to www.mxnationals.com.au.