Australian MX2 runner-up set for Motocross of Nations debut.
Kyle Webster has labelled his call up to represent the country at the 2019 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) as a lifelong ‘dream’, the Western Australian relishing the opportunity to make his debut at the prestigious event in Assen, The Netherlands.
The Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing rider, who stood on the podium six times in the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals with three overall victories to his credit, was named in the squad last week alongside triple Australian champion Dean Ferris (Raceline Recover8 KTM) and MX2 World Championship regular Mitch Evans (Team Honda 114 Motorsport).
Webster is no stranger to racing internationally, contesting the MXGP of Indonesia in 2017 as a wildcard while also competing in this year’s New Zealand MX Nationals, however he’s yet to make a racing appearance in Europe.
“I’m so excited to have been chosen to represent Australia,” Webster stated. “Getting an Australian team ride has been a lifetime dream of mine and I’m stoked to now have the opportunity to represent Australia.”
“I’ve never raced in Europe before – I’ve only been to an Indonesian GP round in 2017, but it was a complete mudder. So I’m stoked to be alongside Dean and Mitch, as they both have a fair bit of experience in Europe and I will definitely be able to gain some knowledge from them and ways to approach the event and race weekend.”
“I honestly don’t know much about the Assen track, only what I have seen on TV and online. But I’m pumped that it’s a sandpit and I can’t wait to see how I go against the other guys. I have no idea of what to expect results wise at Assen, but as long as I can do my best and do Australia proud, I will be happy with that.”
Webster finished runner-up to Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) in this year’s MX Nationals MX2 title fight, marking a career-best campaign since stepping up to the professional ranks. The MXoN is scheduled to take place on 28-29 September.