News 7 Apr 2014

Appin to host round two of MX Nationals this weekend

Australian Motocross heats up with round two of 10 on Sunday.

Image: Simon Makker.

Image: Simon Makker.

Round two of the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals is drawing near, with Appin in New South Wales set to host the next round of Australia’s premier motorcycle racing competition on Sunday.

The second round will roar into town on Sunday, 13 April, and if round one was anything to go by we are set for an absolute feast of action this weekend.

As well as the Monster Energy MX1class, the Motul MX2 class and the Pirelli MXD class, the Appin event will feature the first round of the Yamaha 125cc Rookies 13-15 years class as a support category.

Speaking ahead of the event, Williams Event Management (WEM) director Kevin Williams said that the second round will help to prove or dismiss theories to come out of the season opener.

“I am looking forward to it immensely,” Williams said. “The new talent that we saw on show at round one added a whole new level of interest to this series.

“Because of that, there is as much anticipation for round two as there was for round one. We all want to see if we are looking at one- hit wonders, or see if they can back up their performance this weekend.”

Williams said that the venue is one of the best from a spectator’s point of view, and encouraged fans to come down and enjoy the benefits the Appin facility offers.

“Appin is one of the best venues of the series for watching the racing action,” he continued. “It is well located and spectators can make their way around all 360 degrees of the circuit.

“It has a great pit paddock, great viewing areas, wonderful opportunities to meet and greet the riders and the teams – no matter where you stand, you are up close to the action.”

When talking about the racing, Williams noted that the change to the traditional two-moto format for the second round meant results in each race will be crucial to the overall championship.

“As we always say, the championship can’t be won at the first round – but from here in, every round is important,” Williams explained. “Consistency is the key with only two motos and only 70 points up for grabs so results here are critical.

“We have over 150 competitors in the main classes, and a full grid of 40 for the Yamaha 125cc Rookies class, so it will really be one round on the calendar not to be missed!”

Round information:
Gates open from 7:30am
Practice starts 8:30am
Racing starts from 10:30am

Tickets available at the gate:
Adults $30.00
Kids 5 to 15 $20.00
Kids under 5 – free
Family 2 Adults and 2 kids (5 to 15) $70.00

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