News 25 Jul 2017

National championships to be decided in Port Macquarie on Sunday

Motul MX Nationals press release:

Port Macquarie’s locals are set to be treated next Sunday when the Australian Motocross Championship, the Motul MX Nationals rolls into town for a huge eighth round of the 2017 championship.

After seven epic events spanning across four states so far this season, the coastal town of Port Macquarie in Northern New South Wales will have it’s turn to host the action this weekend, and with two championships set to be decided, Round 8 is going to be one of the biggest on this year’s calendar.

The Pirelli MXD class and the Yamaha 125cc Gold Cup title will go down to the wire over two motos on Sunday, and Series Promoter Kevin Williams today explained why these are races you simply don’t want to miss.

“This year the Pirelli MXD class were allocated eight rounds to battle it out for their championship, and this weekend the chase for their title will wrap up at Port Macquarie for the very first time, and of course the Yamaha 125cc Gold Cup category will also have their final outing for the season this Sunday too,” Williams shared.

“Crowning champions is what the fans wait all year for, so we’re very excited to be able to give the Port Macquarie locals a unique experience of seeing two brand new Australian Champions crowned on Sunday.

“This is the first time in the series’ history that we’ve visited the venue, so it’s going to be special for the fans and of course our riders, who will be hitting the track on Sunday for the very first time.

“With only two races for each class remaining, and championships well and truly up for grabs, every race this weekend is going to count more than ever, and we can’t wait to deliver an epic weekend of motorsport to the residents of Port Macquarie.”

In the Pirelli MXD class, Husqvarna mounted Jy Roberts currently leads the title chase by a slim five points from Yamalube Yamaha Racing Team’s Cody Dyce, while 67 points behind the lead pair is Queenslander Isaac Ferguson in third with only a single round of racing remaining.

In the Yamaha 125cc Gold Cup category, Cody Mackie (Husqvarna) leads the charge by 16 points from Yamaha’s former Australian Champion Cameron Taylor, while only six points behind him is Kerrod Morrissy, meaning the support class title will go down to the wire this weekend.

For more information on Round 8 of the Motul MX Nationals at Port Macquarie, visit the series’ official website