News 22 Jun 2023

Women's champion Cannon stepping into MX2 at Toowoomba

Combined Yamalube Yamaha and JK Racing livery to be used.

Image: Foremost Media.

The Penrite ProMX MX2 field will see the addition of Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s national MXW champion Charli Cannon this weekend in Toowoomba, marking her first appearance of the season in the category.

With the women’s class not back in action until round seven of ProMX, 18-year-old Cannon will take to the gate in MX2 to gain valuable seat time in preparation for upcoming races.

Cannon will miss the next round of the WMX World Championship as it clashes with the last round of the Australian championship at Coolum, but she will compete at the final round of the series in Turkey at the beginning of September.

Toowoomba will not be Cannon’s first MX2 gate-drop, however, competing in the class at the Maitland and Coffs Harbour ProMX rounds last season and finishing 14th overall at the latter after featuring inside the top 10 throughout the opening moto.

Cannon is undefeated across the opening national races this year in the MXW category and is currently eighth in the world championship, achieving a best result of fourth with JK Racing during both moto one in Switzerland and moto two in Spain. She will use a JK Racing-inspired livery this weekend in Toowoomba, within her regular Yamalube Yamaha team.