MX2 title favourite secures future with factory Honda outfit.
Current MX2 points leader Kyle Webster will graduate to the premier class in 2022 after re-signing with Honda Racing in what will be a long-term deal.
The announcement, which didn’t state the length of the agreement, comes after Webster just earned this third-straight overall victory at Maitland’s third round of Penrite ProMX, the Western Australian securing five moto wins from six outings so far this season.
The 25-year-old is positioned as the clear favourite to take out the MX2 championship this season after a trio of dominant performances see him hold a 34-point advantage on the standings.
“It’s a dream to race for factory Honda and I am proud to extend my relationship with them long-term,” Webster commented. “Honda continues to prove they have race and championship-winning bikes, the new CRF450R has already won a world championship so I am pumped to move into the MX1.
“This is my first full season of racing with factory Honda and so far, things are going to plan. We will keep our heads down and maintain our focus for the rest of the season.”
Honda Australia’s general manager of sales Tony Hinton stated: “Kyle has raced with Honda for the past five years of his professional career and we can see he shares the same values and principles of the brand.
“We look forward to working with him as he progresses into the MX1 class in 2022. He is dedicated and trains hard, which is obvious from his results so we wanted to assure him that we have a long-term plan for him. Now he can continue to put his head down and focus on winning the MX2 class this season.”
Webster next outing will be round four of the ProMX series, scheduled for 25 July at Wodonga in Victoria.