News 31 Jul 2015

Fan Guide: 2015 MX Nationals Rd8 Nowra's extensive MX Nationals round preview.

Nowra will host the 2015 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, this weekend as previews the eighth stop of the season in our revamped Fan Guide.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Form guide

The favourites:
Luke Styke (MX1) – The MX1 rookie already has one win under his belt at Broadford and we’re tipping him to grab another at his home round for KTM. Starts will be critical, but if he’s there or thereabouts then Styke can win.

Caleb Ward (MX2) – Five straight? There’s no reason right now to bet against it. Ward didn’t even win a moto on his way to the overall at Shepparton a fortnight ago, but his pace was strong and he’s now sitting on four overalls in a row.

The threats:
Kirk Gibbs (MX1) – As the red plate holder, Gibbs has proven the class of the field all year long and he says he’s not resting in search of this championship. With strong results at Nowra and Toowoomba, we could see him seal it with a round to spare.

Luke Clout (MX2) – That second moto win at round seven was a great reminder just how competitive Clout is, so with time running out he’ll want that red plate back, and this counts as a home round of sorts for him at least in terms of the state. This weekend will be important.

The darkhorses:
Kade Mosig (MX1) – Mosig will take a lot from his round win at Shepparton, coming at an integral point of the season as contract time emerges. Now third in the standings, he needs to keep it up in order to hold off fellow Victorian Adam Monea.

Jay Wilson (MX2) – Wilson was able to stretch his points lead by one last time out, giving him a six-point buffer over Clout entering Nowra. Whoever makes the least mistakes will win from here, so the NZ champion needs to remain composed – and keep winning races – to bring it home.

Rider lists

3 Adam Monea
5 Kirk Gibbs
8 Kade Mosig
10 Cody Cooper
18 Aaron Tanti
26 Luke Styke
31 Simon Jobson
34 Daniel Banks
43 Ross Beaton
46 Oliver James
65 Daniel McCoy
69 Daniel Moore
70 Lawson Bopping
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
627 Will Angel

1 Luke Clout
2 Hamish Harwood
6 Jay Wilson
7 Jack Simpson
O8 Peter Ferguson
11 Ricky Latimer
12 Jed Beaton
14 Geran Stapleton
15 Luke Wilson
17 Caleb Ward
23 Wade Hunter
24 Brody Cassidy
30 Joel Wightman
33 Cody Mackie
34 Boyd Hocking
35 Alex Morris
52 Riley Graham
54 Luke Arbon
64 Dylan Wills
80 Mathew McEntee
117 Kurt Gow
127 Dylan Gosling
144 Keiron Hall
188 Tomas Ravenhorst
199 Nathan Crawford
265 Jamie Harvey
430 Dean Porter
432 James Jafer
888 Takeshi Katsuya
953 Matt Ryan

J05 Jesse Madden
7 Connor Tierney
16 Kaleb Barham
17 Bailey Coxon
20 Lachlan Davis
36 Jayden Rykers
39 Brad Polsoni
41 Wilson Todd
43 Mitchell Evans
47 Toby Stevens
51 Zak Small
66 Ryan Shadbolt
88 Jordan Hill
94 Levi McManus
121 Tyler Bullen
168 Zhane Dunlop
188 Trent Wheatley
198 Luke Abela
205 Ryan Findanis
223 Tristan Owen
227 Zac Williams
233 Blake Parker
288 Josef Pabis
500 Jimmy Griffin
602 Lochie Latimer

1 Maddy Brown
11 Hannah Jobson
17 Courtney Whyte-Dennis
93 Samantha Beecroft
276 Ashleigh McCormick
471 Jennifer Hogan
711 Jenna Lupo
712 Tayla Jones

Circuit location

Nowra Motoplex
Braidwood Rd
Yerriyong, NSW 2540

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 Women’s 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 Women’s moto one
1:55pm Motul MX2 moto two
2:35pm Monster Energy MX1 moto two
3:20pm Pirelli MXD moto two
3:55pm Women’s moto two

Live streaming:

Live streaming via series partner NRGTV will be available to view on Sunday via 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 social media