News 24 Jun 2024

ProMX leader Webster officially in for Southwick and RedBud

Fire Power Honda to enter the next two rounds of Pro Motocross.

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Australian MX1 championship leader Kyle Webster will contest the Southwick and RedBud rounds of the 2024 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in 450MX with the full support of Fire Power Honda. He’s also tipped to be joining Team Australia in MX2 for the Motocross of Nations (MXoN).

Webster has long wanted to test his craft in the US outdoors and has that opportunity after winning his fourth round of the Penrite ProMX season at Murray Bridge on Sunday. In total he has eight moto victories to his credit this year.

The Boost Mobile Honda Racing regular will join team owner Yarrive Konsky’s American-based Fire Power Honda program under team principal Martin Davalos for his two-race trip to enter Pro Motocross. It is understood that Webster’s Boost Mobile ties will extend to Peter Adderton’s MobileX brand while lining up at both races.

It’s a pivotal point in the career of the 28-year-old Western Australian, motivated to make his mark on an international scale and entering the weekend in the form of his career. Despite his dominance on paper, Webster’s current advantage in the national championship sits at seven points over Jed Beaton (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) with three rounds remaining.

“I’m heading over to race Southwick and RedBud,” Webster told MotoOnline. “I fly over tomorrow and fly back straight after RedBud. I’ll be racing with the Fire Power Honda guys – I’m really lucky, they’re going to take the truck and stuff there for me and build me a bike for it.

“The team are in a kind of down period right now, so we’re going to head there now. I’ll get to Los Angeles and spend a few days there just to break the trip up a little bit… I’m not 100 percent sure that I’ll get to ride before Southwick yet, but I’m hoping that I do.

“There’s nothing to reference the speed to, so I really don’t know [what to expect]. I genuinely don’t know, I think that it’s going to be hard to learn how they do it all and what not, but I think once we get to the motos we’ll get a bit more familiar. I’d love to be up in the mix, but I genuinely don’t know [laughs].

“I’ve always wanted to go and race [Southwick], and I think that it’s good that it came this year, and not last year. I wasn’t really up to speed last year, so I think that it’s good that I waited, I’ve definitely got more under my belt this year and I’m in a better position to go and do it, so I’m excited. It’s going to be awesome.”

Webster – a member of Team Australia in 2019 – has been shortlisted for the MX2 seat at MXoN this October in Great Britain, which would see him step back to a CRF250R and almost certainly pair him with Team Honda HRC’s Jett and Hunter Lawrence for the Matterley Basin event. An announcement could come as soon as this week, prior to him lining up at Southwick this Saturday.