News 26 May 2016

Fan Guide: 2016 MX Nationals Rd5 Wanneroo

Motul MX Nationals series heads to Wanneroo in Western Australia.

Round five of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals is set to take place in the sands of Wanneroo, the one and only round to be held in Western Australia during the 2016 schedule.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.


Our picks:
Kirk Gibbs (MX1) – The series only heads to Wanneroo every second year, and in 2014 it was Billy Mackenzie who took top honours there. Gibbs now leads the championship and has had great success in the Manjimup 15000 (another Western Australian sand event) in past years, so he’s looking good for a strong performance this weekend.

Caleb Ward (MX2) – The KTM Motocross Racing Team rider is a specialist in the sand and in 2014 he swept the event at Wanneroo in the MX2 class. He also enters the event with added confidence after sweeping both motos in Murray Bridge last weekend.

Next best:
Todd Waters (MX1) – Waters is coming off the back of his first overall win of the season and he’s a huge fan of the sand. He’ll be aiming to keep that winning feeling alive in Western Australia.

Nathan Crawford (MX2) – Nathan Crawford has been right there all season aboard his Husqvarna and he currently sits just out of the points lead. He’s fast in the sand and he’ll be up there trying to stop Ward from running away with moto wins.

Outside chances:
Dean Ferris (MX1) – Ferris is fast, fit and also enjoys the sand. He’ll be looking to rebound from a sub-par Murray Bridge performance, his first round off the podium this season.

Wilson Todd (MX2) – The Serco Yamaha rider trains with Caleb Ward and has serious speed in the sand, or on any track for that matter. If Todd can put together a good start and consistent laps, he’ll be dangerous in Wanneroo.

Watch for:
MX1 – Matt Moss, Kade Mosig, Dylan Long, Dan Reardon, Jay Wilson

MX2 – Jed Beaton, Jayden Rykers, Jake Moss, Dylan Wills, Wade Hunter

Rider lists

1 Kirk Gibbs
6 Jay Wilson
8 Kade Mosig
15 Luke Wilson
22 Jake Watling
25 Jamie Law
31 Paul Humberston
34 Daniel Banks
37 Jacob Wright
44 Michael Velkeneers
47 Todd Waters
55 Craig Bolton
57 Charlie Creech
87 Michael Mahon
88 Mitch Taylor
91 Anthony Rubotham
102 Matt Moss
111 Dean Ferris
116 Joey Merrylees
117 Dylan Long
122 Daniel Reardon
147 Damon Gibbons
222 Michael Menchi
264 Izak Maule
414 Jesse Dobson
766 Julian Cutajar

2 Wilson Todd
3 Jayden Rykers
6 Jake Moss
9 Kale Makeham
11 Ricky Latimer
12 Jed Beaton
17 Caleb Ward
23 Wade Hunter
25 Bailey Coxon
30 Joel Wightman
45 John Darroch
48 Russell Scoble
50 Dylan Heard
64 Dylan Wills
74 Adam Smith
80 Mathew McEntee
81 Joel Evans
W86 Jessica Moore
89 Jake Pratley
96 Kyle Webster
107 Darren Schenk
125 Grant Buchan
151 Nick Sutherland
153 Hamish Harwood
199 Nathan Crawford
360 Jake Woods
430 Dean Porter
602 Lochie Latimer
682 Tom Lilly

Circuit location

60 Pederick Road
Neerabup, Western Australia (Five kilometres outside of Waneroo)

Event entry

Adults $30.00
Kids 5 to 15 $20.00
Family 2 Adults and 2 kids (5 to 15) $70.00

Event schedule

8:30am-8:50am Motul MX2 Qualifying
9:00am-9:20am Thor MX1 Qualifying
9:25am-9:35am GoPro Super Pole
9:40am-10:00am MX Store C Lites P/Q
10:00am-10:10am Opening
10:15am-10:45am Motul MX2 Moto 1
111.00am-11.30am Thor MX1 Moto 1
11.35am-12:10pm MX Store C Lites Moto 1
12:10pm-1:10pm Lunch
1:15PM-1:40pm Motul MX2 Moto 2
1:50pm-2:15pm Thord MX1 Moto 2
2:20pm-2:40pm MX Store C Lites Moto 2
2:50pm-3:15pm Motul MX2 Moto 3
3:25pm-3:50pm Thor MX1 Moto 3
3:55pm-4:10pm MX Store C Lites Moto 3
4:20pm Presentation

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.

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