News 14 Apr 2016

Fan Guide: 2016 MX Nationals Rd2 Appin

Motul MX Nationals series heads to Appin in New South Wales.

Round two of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals is set to take place this weekend at Appin in New South Wales, the home round for current MX1 championship leader Matt Moss.

Image: Rhys van Slooten.

Image: Rhys van Slooten.


Our picks:
Matt Moss (MX1) – Although defending champion Kirk Gibbs is right there, the National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki rider is entering his home round as the series leader, it’s hard to look the added support and confidence that comes from your home event, not to mention Moss’ current impressive form.

Caleb Ward (MX2) – The KTM Motocross Racing Team rider kicked off his season with an overall victory in Horsham, which wasn’t a surprise to see, we’re expecting the Queenslander to make his way to the front of the field once again at Appin.

Next best:
Kirk Gibbs (MX1) – The defending champion, aboard his KTM Motocross Racing KTM 450 SX-F, is smooth, smart and knows what it takes to put together a championship. We’re expecting Gibbs to be right there battling for the overall win this weekend.

Jake Moss (MX2) – Although Husqvarna’s Nathan Crawford was second overall in Horsham, following a third place finish at round one, Moss has spent the entire time training with his brother Matt out at Appin’s practice track for the most part. He’ll be shooting for that number one spot and although he now bases himself from Queensland, this is somewhat a local event for the rider from the New South Wales south coast.

Outside chances:
Dean Ferris (MX1) – It’s a toss up between who really is next best in this class, there’s two much talent to choose from. But if Dean Ferris of the CDR Yamaha team can reduce mistakes he made at round one, he’ll be a huge threat for the win. We can’t count out fellow returning MXGP contender Todd Waters either, he’ll be in the mix.

Wilson Todd (MX2) – Serco Yamaha’s Wilson Todd claimed an impressive second moto victory at Horsham, if this MX2 rookie can put it together in both motos at Appin, he’ll be one to keep an eye on.

Watch for:
MX1 – Dylan Long, Brett Metcalfe, Dan Reardon, Kade Mosig, Jay Wilson

MX2 – Wade Hunter, Jed Beaton, Luke Arbon, Kale Makeham, Dylan Wills

Rider lists

1 Kirk Gibbs
6 Jay Wilson
8 Kade Mosig
15 Luke Wilson
20 Jack Foley
23 Kurt Wightman
24 Brett Metcalfe
34 Daniel Banks
37 Jacob Wright
47 Todd Waters
62 Joel Milesevic
70 Lawson Bopping
87 Michael Mahon
88 mitch taylor
92 Shayne Morrissey
102 Matt Moss
111 Dean Ferris
116 Joey Merrylees
117 Dylan Long
122 Daniel Reardon
134 Jayson Tough
171 paul leybourne
177 Nic Frayne
222 Michael Menchi
264 Izak Maule
414 Jesse Dobson

2 Wilson Todd
3 Jayden Rykers
6 Jake Moss
9 Kale Makeham
11 Ricky Latimer
12 Jed Beaton
17 Caleb Ward
18 Aaron Tanti
20 Lachlan Davis
23 Wade Hunter
25 Bailey Coxon
30 Joel Wightman
33 Jesse McNally
44 Brock McLeary
51 Jayden Conforto
52 James Alen
54 Luke Arbon
64 Dylan Wills
66 Meghan Rutledge
80 Mathew McEntee
83 Joel Green
86 Richie Evans
86 Jessica Moore
96 Kyle Webster
107 Darren Schenk
117 Kurt Gow
118 Trent Wheatley
119 Jye Smith
128 Glen Segeri
143 Brandon Stewart
151 Nick Sutherland
153 Hamish Harwood
169 Allister Kent
188 Tomas Ravenhorst
199 Nathan Crawford
208 Josh Adams
265 Jamie Harvey
306 Geoffrey Chalmers
430 Dean Porter
Jack Devon

5 Wade Kirkland
7 Connor Tierney
16 Kaleb Barham
17 Cooper Pozniak
21 Tyler McCoy
22 Angus Gelly
28 Dylan Dukes
32 Travis Silk
43 Mitchell Evans
46 Hugh McKay
74 Travis Tough
88 Jordan Hill
94 Levi McManus
105 Jackson Coulson
116 Sam Pelz
121 Tyler Bullen
127 Cory Watts
139 Lawson Preston
168 Zhane Dunlop
195 Justin Hart
198 Luke Abela
213 Kade Taylor
225 Brendon Walther
237 Zak Small
277 Bailey Gudgeon
311 Ryan Kenney
500 Jimmy Griffin
602 Lochie Latimer
887 Billy Harth

Circuit location

McCarthur Motorcycle Club
Brian Road, Appin, New South Wales

Event entry

Adults $30.00
Family 2 Adults and 2 kids (5 to 15) $70.00
Kids under 15 – free with paying adult (click here to download free kids pass)

Event schedule

8:30am-8:55am Motul MX2 P/Q
9:00am-9:25am Pirelli MXD P/Q
9:30am-9:50am Feature Class P/Q
10:00am-10:30am Thor MX1 P/Q
10:30am-10:40am GoPro Super Pole
10.40am Official Opening
10.45am-11:20am Motul MX2 Moto 1
11:25am-11:50am Pirelli MXD Moto 1
12:05pm-12:40pm Thor MX1 Moto 1
12:40pm-1:25pm Lunch
1:25pm-1:45pm Feature Class Moto 1
1:55pm-2:25pm Motul MX2 Moto 2
2:35pm-3:15pm Thor MX1 Moto 2
3.20pm-3:45pm Pirelli MXD Moto 2
3:50pm-4:10pm Feature Class Moto 2

Live streaming:

Livestreaming 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 2016 season.

Event program:

2016 Motul MX Nationals calendar:
Rd1 – 3 April – Horsham, VIC
Rd2 – 17 April – Appin, NSW
Rd3 – 1 May – Broadford, VIC
Rd4 – 22 May – Murray Bridge, SA
Rd5 – 29 May – Wanneroo, WA
Rd6 – 3 July – Nowra, NSW
Rd7 – 17 July – Conondale, QLD
Rd8 – 31 July – Shepparton, VIC
Rd9 – 21 August – Toowoomba, QLD
Rd10 – 28 August – Coolum, QLD social media