News 10 May 2024

Southwick Pro Motocross start still on Webster's bucket list

MX1 championship leader in discussions for US cameo.

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Discussions are underway for current Penrite ProMX MX1 points leader Kyle Webster to make a cameo appearance at Southwick’s Pro Motocross stop next month, the Honda Racing entry hopeful of ticking off a bucket list event.

Webster, who regained the red plate with a thrilling 1-1 performance at Gillman last weekend, has previously made a number of trips to the US with Yarrive Konsky’s American racing program Fire Power Honda for the purpose of testing and training, although he’s yet to race a professional AMA event.

It wouldn’t be the first time Konsky has used the US-based operation to grant his Australian riders opportunities, having hosted former Honda Racing rider Jed Beaton for an appearance at Washougal’s Pro Motocross last year.

Southwick’s fifth round is due to fall on 29 June, which sits between the Murray Bridge and Toowoomba rounds of ProMX on 23 June and 21 July respectively, although the 28-year-old indicated a decision won’t be finalised until after Maitland at the end of the month.

“I definitely want to go,” Webster declared to MotoOnline. “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine, especially to go race Southwick – coming from Perth, somewhere that’s sandy, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. So I hope we can make it happen this year – we have spoken about it.

“[Southwick] seems to line up pretty well, especially with our championship. We have spoken about it – I think we’ll make a decision over the next few weeks after Maitland probably, and just see where everything’s at.

“It’s something that I want to do, and if we don’t get to do it, I will be kicking myself later on in life. So I definitely want to try and go if I get a chance to.”

The 2021 MX2 champion has previous international experience, representing Australia at the Motocross of Nations in 2019 along with a brief guest appearance in the MXGP World Championship during 2020.