News 27 Aug 2015

Team Australia set for FIM Oceania Motocross Championship

Gibbs, Mosig and Styke to take on the Kiwis at Coolum.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Team Australia will be made up of Kirk Gibbs, Kade Mosig and Luke Styke during the weekend’s FIM Oceania Motocross Championship at Coolum, Queensland.

Held in conjunction with the MX Nationals finals, the trio will represent Australia against New Zealand following a period of downtime for the competition.

MX Nationals series promoter Kevin Williams explained that the addition of the FIM Oceania Motocross Championship has been a work in progress and is pleased to announce that the championship will be included at round 10.

“Myself and the FIM Oceania President Jim Tuckerman chatted about how we could incorporate the championship into this years’ series and both agreed that the final round at Coolum would be the perfect opportunity to get the ball rolling,” Williams said.

“Both Australia and New Zealand have an excellent contingent of riders already competing at the MX Nationals, so the foundations for hosting the championship were already there.

“We are very excited to be a part of reigniting the FIM Oceania Championship and look forward to continuing to support the championship in to the future.”

With the Australia vs New Zealand battle now confirmed, Motorcycling Australia CEO Dale Gilson, has also announced the talented trio of riders who will represent Team Australia at Coolum in just over one week’s time.

“We’re very excited to announce that Kade Mosig, Luke Styke and Kirk Gibbs will represent Team Australia at Coolum for the 2015 FIM Oceania Championship being held at the final round of the MX Nationals,” he said.

“When looking at the talented field of Australian riders at present, these three have proven their positions on the team, and we’re eager to see how the championship plays out.

“Seeing the FIM Oceania Championships return in 2015 is very exciting and we look forward to supporting more events like this in the future.”

With the FIM Oceania Motocross Championship taking place on Australian soil this year, fans from New Zealand will also be able to follow all of the racing action on thanks to NRGTV, livestreaming all of the races at round 10 in Coolum.