News 29 May 2015

Fan Guide: 2015 MX Nationals Rd5 Coolum

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

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

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Form guide

The favourites:
Kirk Gibbs (MX1) – Gibbs was second at Coolum last year and considering his form to date, he is in line for the win on Sunday. It won’t come with ease, but we expect him to extend his lead this weekend.

Caleb Ward (MX2) – Considering he swept Coolum last year and is coming off a brilliant performance at Murray Bridge, Ward heads into this round as our favourite for back-to-back wins.

The threats:
Adam Monea (MX1) – Monea has been on the podium for the last two rounds and it this point his confidence is definitely on the rise. A win on Sunday will go a long way toward his title hopes.

Luke Clout (MX2) – The defending champion had a shocker in South Australia after a qualifying crash, but as champions do, there’s every chance he will come out swinging during Sunday’s motos.

The darkhorses:
Matt Moss/Ben Townley (MX1) – Mossy has always been exceptional in the sands of Coolum, but a win will be a tough task as he comes back from injury for the first time since Appin’s second round. And we couldn’t ignore the comeback of Ben Townley, winning at moto last time out in QLD.

Taka Katsuya (MX2) – Katsuya has frequently featured on the podium this season and after finishing second overall in a guest appearance to conclude last season, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him step up for at least a moto win.

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
26 Luke Styke
34 Daniel Banks
35 Ricky Latimer
63 John Phillips
65 Daniel McCoy
68 Richie Evans
70 Lawson Bopping
80 Mathew McEntee
86 Daniel McEntee
96 Kale Makeham
101 Ben Townley
117 Dylan Long
122 Daniel Reardon
264 Izak Maule
347 Scott Green
410 Darcy Jones
414 Jesse Dobson
834 Jeremy Booker

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
36 Harley Treadwell
44 James Alen
52 Riley Graham
54 Luke Arbon
64 Dylan Wills
83 Joel Green
91 Michael Fehlhaber
96 Kyle Webster
117 Kurt Gow
127 Dylan Gosling
140 Kayne Duncanson
188 Tomas Ravenhorst
199 Nathan Crawford
247 Jacob Williams
430 Dean Porter
432 James Jafer
888 Takeshi Katsuya

MXD:
5 Wayde Carter
J05 Jesse Madden
7 Connor Tierney
15 Jake Masters
16 Kaleb Barham
17 Bailey Coxon
20 Lachlan Davis
32 Travis Silk
36 Jayden Rykers
39 Brad Polsoni
41 Wilson Todd
43 Mitchell Evans
47 Toby Stevens
48 Ryan Eden
51 Zak Small
66 Ryan Shadbolt
82 Lachlan Holroyd
88 Jordan Hill
94 Levi McManus
121 Tyler Bullen
168 Zhane Dunlop
188 Trent Wheatley
214 Jaiden Corrigan
219 Lachlan Wilson
277 Bailey Gudgeon
306 Geoffrey Chalmers
602 Lochie Latimer
714 Jonte Reynders
732 Jack Foley

Vets 30 Plus:
18 Travis Regeling
19 Aaron Hunt
51 Robbie Marshall
O57 Steve Moreels
90 Luke Wolfe
95 Sam Lyttle
588 Paul Wolfe
743 Dan Peters
922 Aidan Porth
981 Dean Freer

Circuit location

Coolum Pines MX Track
Quanda Rd, Coolum Beach, QLD

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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