News 17 Aug 2016

Amateur Cup titles to be decided at Toowoomba national

2016 KTM Australian Amateur Cup finale set for Echo Valley.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

This Sunday’s ninth round of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals will see the KTM Australian Amateur Cup roar return for the final time this year with this year’s champion set to be crowned.

The KTM Australian Amateur Cup, a class solely dedicated to giving full-time workers and part-time riders an opportunity to participate at a national level, have contested two rounds of racing with the Toowoomba event marking the third and final outing for the class.

Motul MX Nationals promoter, Kevin Williams, shared that it’s been fantastic to see more than 40 privateer riders take part in this year’s Amateur Cup, and that this weekend will see all rewarded for their hard work and dedication.

“It’s always great to crown new champions,” said Williams. “This weekend we are very proud to be hosting the third and final round of the 2016 KTM Australian Amateur Cup.

“We recognise that the level of competitiveness in the MX1, MX2, and MXD classes is very high which is fantastic, so the Amateur Cup has really provided a category where riders who can’t commit to a full series can race for their own championship.

“We have been lucky enough to see a great number of talented riders come through the Amateur Cup this year, and when it’s all run and won at Toowoomba this weekend, they will all have a lot to be proud of.”

Williams also shared that there will be some new faces taking part in the final round of the KTM Australian Amateur Cup at Toowoomba this Sunday.

“As well as regulars to the circuit such as guys like points leader Brad Polsoni and Kerrod Morrissy, this weekend will also see some new faces lining up to go racing at Toowoomba,” he added.

“The Amateur Cup is fantastic in that you can be a guy who just rides on the weekend, a local racer, or someone who’s looking to dip their toe into the water at the MX Nationals with the vision to make a bigger commitment to the series in the future.

“The racing in the class has been top notch so far this year, and spectators can expect the same from the support class when they hit the track for the final time this weekend too.”

KTM-mounted Brad Polsoni currently leads the 2016 KTM Australian Amateur Cup with a perfect undefeated score during the first two events.