News 26 Aug 2016

Women’s championship features at Coolum MX Nationals

Australia's fastest females set to hit the track this weekend.

Image: Freeride Images.

Image: Freeride Images.

Australia’s fastest female motocross racers will have the opportunity to race for the Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance (YMI) Australian Women’s Motocross Championship when the Motul MX Nationals heads to the Coolum this weekend for the 2016 Motul MX Nationals season finale.

The Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance Women’s Australian Motocross Championship is set to be decided over four races at Coolum, allowing increased track time for the record number of entrants.

Motul MX Nationals Series Promoter Kevin Williams says he is eager to welcome back the ladies to the series and is encouraging all female riders to take part in racing the Women’s class at the final round of the championship.

“It’s always fantastic to have the ladies racing alongside the MX Nationals,” said Williams. “It provides a great platform for them to showcase to the manufacturers just what they’re capable of, and it’s very positive for the sport to have the ladies involved,” he said.

“This year we have had a record amount of entries, and as it stands there will be more than 25 ladies lining up at Coolum. With so many girls keen to take part, we have also increased the YMI Australian Women’s Motocross Championship to four motos, so there will be two races on Saturday and two on Sunday.

“In Australia, we are lucky enough to have a very high calibre of female racers, so we are proud to be hosting their Australian championship again at the final round, and allowing them to really show off their talent at the Motul MX Nationals.”

The first and only round of the 2016 Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance Australian Women’s Motocross Championship will be held at Coolum in Queensland on 27-28 August.