News 15 May 2015

Fan Guide: 2015 MX Nationals Rd4 Murray Bridge

MotoOnline.com.au looks ahead to Sunday's MXN action.

Murray Bridge will host round four of the 2015 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, as MotoOnline.com.au previews the fourth stop of the season in our revamped Fan Guide.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Form guide

The favourites:
Kirk Gibbs (MX1) – In what is the red plate holder’s home round, Gibbsy will rise in front of family and friends, as he did last year with the overall. Expect him to stretch his points buffer at the front.

Luke Clout (MX2) – The defending champion was on a tear at Broadford three weeks ago and just has to rate as the favourite for South Australia. He was fourth last year, but should win this time around.

The threats:
Luke Styke (MX1) – Murray Bridge was the only round Styke didn’t win on his way to the 2013 MX2 crown, but coming off a stunning overall at Broadford including the opening moto win, his form is red hot.

Jed Beaton (MX2) – Beaton was off the podium in MXD last year in SA, but don’t let that worry you – the kid has speed to burn. As long as he gets out of the gates then he’ll be in with a shot of winning the round.

The darkhorses:
Dan Reardon (MX1) – Luck hasn’t been on Reardon’s side in his comeback to the sport, however fourth time out the dust is settling on his return and by now we know we can expect front-running pace week in, week out. Get it all together on the one day and he’s a contender.

Luke Arbon (MX2) – Last year Arbon amazed onlookers with a breakthrough win and although his form to date in 2015 has been down, you can’t count him out on home soil. Another win could kick-start his season once and for all.

Rider lists

MX1:
1 Matt Moss
3 Adam Monea
4 Cheyne Boyd
5 Kirk Gibbs
8 Kade Mosig
9 Ford Dale
10 Cody Cooper
18 Aaron Tanti
22 Matt Clarke
26 Luke Styke
34 Daniel Banks
46 oliver James
53 Tyson Whillas
55 Craig Bolton
57 Charlie Creech
63 John Phillips
65 Daniel McCoy
70 Lawson Bopping
80 Mathew McEntee
86 Daniel McEntee
96 Kale Makeham
97 Paul Muscat
98 Mitch Taylor
117 Dylan Long
122 Daniel Reardon
264 Izak Maule
347 Scott Green
410 Darcy Jones
414 Jesse Dobson

MX2:
1 Luke Clout
2 Hamish Harwood
6 Jay Wilson
7 Jack Simpson
O8 Peter Ferguson
12 Jed Beaton
14 Geran Stapleton
15 Luke Wilson
17 Caleb Ward
23 Wade Hunter
30 Joel Wightman
34 Boyd Hocking
35 Alex Morris
44 James Alen
52 Riley Graham
54 Luke Arbon
64 Dylan Wills
73 Ant Diener
74 Tom Jones
81 Joel Evans
82 Elijah Wiese
83 Joel Green
96 Kyle Webster
117 Kurt Gow
127 Dylan Gosling
188 Tomas Ravenhorst
199 Nathan Crawford
247 Jacob Williams
302 Kye Wilkinson
430 Dean Porter
432 James Jafer
757 Dylan Leary
818 Ryan Boyd
851 Ty Lynch
888 Takeshi Katsuya

MXD:
5 Wayde Carter
J05 Jesse Madden
6 Wyatt Fogarty
7 Connor Tierney
8 Joel Meikle
16 Kaleb Barham
17 Bailey Coxon
20 Lachlan Davis
24 Luke Brandt
32 Travis Silk
36 Jayden Rykers
41 Wilson Todd
47 Toby Stevens
50 Dylan Heard
51 Zak Small
62 Nicholas Day
66 Ryan Shadbolt
84 Siegah Ward
88 Jordan Hill
94 Levi McManus
121 Tyler Bullen
168 Zhane Dunlop
188 Trent Wheatley
219 Lachlan Wilson
264 brendan pyers
265 Jamie Harvey
275 Sam Pelz
315 Jackson Coulson
327 Cory Watts
533 Jesse Witheridge
595 Jack Davey
714 Jonte Reynders

Vets 40 Plus:
2 Carl Woulfe
6V Mike Reefman
6 John Platt
V9 Steve Robert
18 David Day
V18 Cameron Taylor
26 Chris Keegan
30 Brent Scammell
43 Troy Dorron
46 peter axsentieff
95 Daniel Phillips
97 Paul Muscat
129 Duncan Reid
171 Glynn Humphreys

Circuit location

Old Princess Highway
Monarto, SA

Event entry

Adults $30.00
Kids (5-15) $20.00
Kids (under five) free
Family (two adults, two kids 5-15) $70.00

Event schedule

8:30am Motul MX2 practice/qualifying
9:00am Monster Energy MX1 practice/qualifying
9:30am GoPro MX1 Super Pole
9:40am Pirelli MXD practice/qualifying
10:05am Vets 40 Plus practice/qualifying
10:20am Official opening
10:40am Motul MX2 moto one
11:25am Monster Energy MX1 moto one
12:10pm Pirelli MXD moto one
12:35pm Lunch
1:25pm Vets 40 Plus moto one
1:55pm Motul MX2 moto two
2:35pm Monster Energy MX1 moto two
3:20pm Pirelli MXD moto two
3:55pm Vets 40 Plus moto two

Live streaming:

Live streaming via series partner NRGTV will be available to view on Sunday via MotoOnline.com.au to compliment our website and social media coverage at each and every round of the 2015 season.

Event program:

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2015 series calendar

Rd1 – 29 March – Horsham, VIC
Rd2 – 12 April – Appin, NSW
Rd3 – 26 April – Broadford, VIC
Rd4 – 17 May – Murray Bridge, SA
Rd5- 31 May – Coolum, QLD
Rd6 – 5 July – Raymond Terrace, NSW
Rd7 – 19 July – Shepparton, VIC
Rd8 – 2 August – Nowra, NSW
Rd9 – 23 August – Toowoomba, QLD
Rd10 – 30 August – Coolum, QLD

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