News 28 Jun 2023

Potential Southwick start still up in the air for Webster

Logistics the key determining factor in whether it will take place.

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A possible Pro Motocross start at Southwick is up in the air for Kyle Webster, with a decision still to be made on whether he will contest round six of the 450MX season during the current break in Australian motocross.

Following Echo Valley, Penrite ProMX has a seven-week pause before action resumes at Queensland Moto Park (QMP) on 13 August, and during that period, Boost Mobile Honda’s Webster is looking towards a potential appearance in the US.

“We wanted to go and do Southwick, but I’m not sure if it is going to be logistically possible at the moment,” Webster told MotoOnline. “It’s hard to get a bike over there, so I’m not too sure at the moment.

“I don’t want to say it is off the cards, and I really want to go, so I guess [Yarrive] Konsky and I will work it out this week and it’s going to be a bit of a quick one, but we will see in the next week or so.”

It’s a bucket-list event for the Western Australian sand specialist and, while the global footprint of Honda Racing team owner Konsky spans to the US with his Supercross-only Fire Power-backed program, logistics will play a key factor in whether Webster will be able to piece together a one-off appearance.

“If there is any opportunity to get him there and do it properly, we will take him,” Konsky confirmed. “It’s certainly not going to be from a lack of trying, but it has all got to do with ensuring that we do it properly. The complexities right now are that we have only got so many motorcycles and six of them are overseas for the World Supercross Championship (WSX).

“Then we have bikes in California with Dean Wilson and bikes with Justin Brayton, so we have limited resources to be able to do it properly. Also, we sent our semi away after the final round of Supercross so we could repair, basically refabricate, most of the insides. It’s certainly not a no, and if it doesn’t happen, it won’t be from a lack of trying.”

After dominating the fifth round of the domestic MX1 series in South Australia, Toowoomba on the weekend proved to be a more challenging outing for Webster to finish fifth overall with a 6-5 scorecard. After suffering misfortune throughout the opening rounds, he is currently seventh in the standings.