News 6 Feb 2020

MXD rookie Larwood working under guidance of Beaton

South Australian relocates to Victoria ahead of debut season.

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WBR Yamaha newcomer Alex Larwood has relocated to Victoria to work under the guidance of renowned rider coach Ross Beaton ahead of his rookie MXD campaign in the MX Nationals.

A number of title contenders have worked with the former professional racer over the years, with MX2 runner-up Kyle Webster (Penrite Honda Racing) and reigning AORC E2 champion Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team) currently involved in his program.

South Australian Larwood, who made a surprise pro debut at last year’s AUS-X Open Melbourne, is taking advantage of his highly-experienced training partners in the lead up to round one, where he hopes to immediately establish himself as a championship favourite.

“I’m actually down at Ross Beaton’s in Victoria,” Larwood told “I’ve worked on and off with him for the last couple of years, and there’s no point in me being in South Australia because I don’t really have anyone to ride with. Ross always has a bunch of guys here, so it’s better to be down here in Victoria with Ross.

“I’m riding with guys like Kyle Webster, Daniel Milner and Campbell Williams, and just a bunch of other good guys that ride on the daily with him. It’s pretty good – I can gauge myself off Webster and Milner – even though he does enduro, he’s still bloody fast at motocross. I can chase them around the track and with Ross on the pit board, I can really improve.”

The opening round of the MX Nationals is scheduled for 4-5 April at Horsham in Victoria.