Fan Guide: 2016
MX Nationals Rd9 Toowoomba


Story courtesy of Moto Online – www.motoonline.com.au

Motul MX Nationals series heads to Toowoomba in Queensland.

The 2016 Motul MX Nationals returns to Queensland this weekend for round nine of the 10-round championship in Toowoomba.

Motul MX Nationals series heads to Toowoomba in Queensland.

The 2016 Motul MX Nationals returns to Queensland this weekend for round nine of the 10-round championship in Toowoomba.

Form

Our picks:
Kirk Gibbs (MX1) – The competition is tough up front in the MX1 category, it’s a tough choice to pick the top rider, but you have to recognise Gibbs’ impressive ability to avoid mistakes and remain consistent.

Nathan Crawford (MX2) – Going off last year’s results where Crawford topped Jed Beaton in the MX2 class, and the fact that Crawford will be riding slightly upset after losing the red plate at round eight, this guy will be on fire.

Next best:
Todd Waters (MX1) – Waters was seriously fast at Shepparton, if it wasn’t for a mistake off the start in moto two, he would almost certainly have claimed the overall. He has spent time on the Echo Valley circuit in past weeks and is eager to make a run at the MX1 title in this final two events.

Jed Beaton (MX2) – Beaton will be right there in Toowoomba, the track should suit his style too. Tied on points with Crawford, it’ll be crucial for Beaton to ride smart and avoid any mistakes.

Outside chances:
Dean Ferris (MX1) – It’s always tough choosing between Gibbs, Waters and Ferris, these guys are all so close. Ferris needs to cut those costly errors out of his motos and he’ll be very tough to beat for the overall.

Caleb Ward (MX2) – Ward is always super fast, it’s the consistency that hurts the factory KTM rider. If Ward can string together two solid motos, he’s a serious threat for the win and he still has a shot at this title just 15 points behind Beaton and Crawford.

Watch for:
MX1 – Kade Mosig, Dylan Long, Jay Wilson, Jacob Wright

MX2 – Jayden Rykers, Wilson Todd, Dylan Wills, Kale Makeham

Rider lists

MX1:
1 Kirk Gibbs
6 Jay Wilson
8 Kade Mosig
15 Luke Wilson
34 Daniel Banks
37 Jacob Wright
47 Todd Waters
52 James Alen
55 Craig Bolton
76 Brendan Duck
94 Eddie Brown
110 Kyle Peters
111 Dean Ferris
117 Dylan Long
222 Michael Menchi
264 Izak Maule
414 Jesse Dobson
793 Alex Redgwell

MX2:
2 Wilson Todd
3 Jayden Rykers
9 Kale Makeham
11 Ricky Latimer
12 Jed Beaton
17 Caleb Ward
W18 Maddy Brown
19 Daniel McEntee
20 Lachlan Davis
23 Wade Hunter
25 Bailey Coxon
30 Joel Wightman
45 Jake Lowe
51 Jayden Conforto
64 Dylan Wills
80 Mathew McEntee
81 Joel Evans
W86 Jessica Moore
86 Richie Evans
90 Hadleigh Knight
96 Kyle Webster
151 Nick Sutherland
153 Hamish Harwood
188 Tomas Ravenhorst
199 Nathan Crawford
306 Geoffrey Chalmers
430 Dean Porter
432 James Jafer

MXD:
5 Wade Kirkland
7 Connor Tierney
16 Kaleb Barham
17 Cooper Pozniak
25 Dylan Wood
43 Mitchell Evans
46 Hugh McKay
52 Trae Kuehn
88 Jordan Hill
94 Levi McManus
105 Jackson Coulson
127 Cory Watts
168 Zhane Dunlop
195 Justin Hart
198 Luke Abela
219 Lachlan Wilson
223 Tristan Owen
237 Zak Small
288 Tom West
887 Billy Harth

Circuit location

Corner of Nelson and Ramsay streets, Toowoomba, QLD.

Event entry

Adults $30.00
Kids 5 to 15 $20.00
Family 2 Adults and 2 kids (5 to 15) $70.00

Event schedule

8:30am-8:55am Motul MX2 P/Q
9:00am-9:25am Pirelli MXD P/Q
9:30am-9:50am Feature Class P/Q
10:00am-10:30am Thor MX1 P/Q
10:30am-10:40am GoPro Super Pole
10.40am Official Opening
10.45am-11:20am Motul MX2 Moto 1
11:25am-11:50am Pirelli MXD Moto 1
12:05pm-12:40pm Thor MX1 Moto 1
12:40pm-1:25pm Lunch
1:25pm-1:45pm Feature Class Moto 1
1:55pm-2:25pm Motul MX2 Moto 2
2:35pm-3:15pm Thor MX1 Moto 2
3.20pm-3:45pm Pirelli MXD Moto 2
3:50pm-4:10pm Feature Class Moto 2

Live streaming:

Livestreaming via series partner NRGTV will be available to view on Sunday via MotoOnline.com.au to compliment our website and social media coverage at each and every round of the 2016 season.

2016 Motul MX Nationals calendar:
Rd1 – 3 April – Horsham, VIC
Rd2 – 17 April – Appin, NSW
Rd3 – 1 May – Broadford, VIC
Rd4 – 22 May – Murray Bridge, SA
Rd5 – 29 May – Wanneroo, WA
Rd6 – 3 July – Nowra, NSW
Rd7 – 17 July – Conondale, QLD
Rd8 – 31 July – Shepparton, VIC
Rd9 – 21 August – Toowoomba, QLD
Rd10 – 28 August – Coolum, QLD

Form

Our picks:
Kirk Gibbs (MX1) – The competition is tough up front in the MX1 category, it’s a tough choice to pick the top rider, but you have to recognise Gibbs’ impressive ability to avoid mistakes and remain consistent.

Nathan Crawford (MX2) – Going off last year’s results where Crawford topped Jed Beaton in the MX2 class, and the fact that Crawford will be riding slightly upset after losing the red plate at round eight, this guy will be on fire.

Next best:
Todd Waters (MX1) – Waters was seriously fast at Shepparton, if it wasn’t for a mistake off the start in moto two, he would almost certainly have claimed the overall. He has spent time on the Echo Valley circuit in past weeks and is eager to make a run at the MX1 title in this final two events.

Jed Beaton (MX2) – Beaton will be right there in Toowoomba, the track should suit his style too. Tied on points with Crawford, it’ll be crucial for Beaton to ride smart and avoid any mistakes.

Outside chances:
Dean Ferris (MX1) – It’s always tough choosing between Gibbs, Waters and Ferris, these guys are all so close. Ferris needs to cut those costly errors out of his motos and he’ll be very tough to beat for the overall.

Caleb Ward (MX2) – Ward is always super fast, it’s the consistency that hurts the factory KTM rider. If Ward can string together two solid motos, he’s a serious threat for the win and he still has a shot at this title just 15 points behind Beaton and Crawford.

Watch for:
MX1 – Kade Mosig, Dylan Long, Jay Wilson, Jacob Wright

MX2 – Jayden Rykers, Wilson Todd, Dylan Wills, Kale Makeham

Rider lists

MX1:
1 Kirk Gibbs
6 Jay Wilson
8 Kade Mosig
15 Luke Wilson
34 Daniel Banks
37 Jacob Wright
47 Todd Waters
52 James Alen
55 Craig Bolton
76 Brendan Duck
94 Eddie Brown
110 Kyle Peters
111 Dean Ferris
117 Dylan Long
222 Michael Menchi
264 Izak Maule
414 Jesse Dobson
793 Alex Redgwell

MX2:
2 Wilson Todd
3 Jayden Rykers
9 Kale Makeham
11 Ricky Latimer
12 Jed Beaton
17 Caleb Ward
W18 Maddy Brown
19 Daniel McEntee
20 Lachlan Davis
23 Wade Hunter
25 Bailey Coxon
30 Joel Wightman
45 Jake Lowe
51 Jayden Conforto
64 Dylan Wills
80 Mathew McEntee
81 Joel Evans
W86 Jessica Moore
86 Richie Evans
90 Hadleigh Knight
96 Kyle Webster
151 Nick Sutherland
153 Hamish Harwood
188 Tomas Ravenhorst
199 Nathan Crawford
306 Geoffrey Chalmers
430 Dean Porter
432 James Jafer

MXD:
5 Wade Kirkland
7 Connor Tierney
16 Kaleb Barham
17 Cooper Pozniak
25 Dylan Wood
43 Mitchell Evans
46 Hugh McKay
52 Trae Kuehn
88 Jordan Hill
94 Levi McManus
105 Jackson Coulson
127 Cory Watts
168 Zhane Dunlop
195 Justin Hart
198 Luke Abela
219 Lachlan Wilson
223 Tristan Owen
237 Zak Small
288 Tom West
887 Billy Harth

Circuit location

Corner of Nelson and Ramsay streets, Toowoomba, QLD.

Event entry

Adults $30.00
Kids 5 to 15 $20.00
Family 2 Adults and 2 kids (5 to 15) $70.00

Event schedule

8:30am-8:55am Motul MX2 P/Q
9:00am-9:25am Pirelli MXD P/Q
9:30am-9:50am Feature Class P/Q
10:00am-10:30am Thor MX1 P/Q
10:30am-10:40am GoPro Super Pole
10.40am Official Opening
10.45am-11:20am Motul MX2 Moto 1
11:25am-11:50am Pirelli MXD Moto 1
12:05pm-12:40pm Thor MX1 Moto 1
12:40pm-1:25pm Lunch
1:25pm-1:45pm Feature Class Moto 1
1:55pm-2:25pm Motul MX2 Moto 2
2:35pm-3:15pm Thor MX1 Moto 2
3.20pm-3:45pm Pirelli MXD Moto 2
3:50pm-4:10pm Feature Class Moto 2

Live streaming:

Livestreaming via series partner NRGTV will be available to view on Sunday via MotoOnline.com.au to compliment our website and social media coverage at each and every round of the 2016 season.

2016 Motul MX Nationals calendar:
Rd1 – 3 April – Horsham, VIC
Rd2 – 17 April – Appin, NSW
Rd3 – 1 May – Broadford, VIC
Rd4 – 22 May – Murray Bridge, SA
Rd5 – 29 May – Wanneroo, WA
Rd6 – 3 July – Nowra, NSW
Rd7 – 17 July – Conondale, QLD
Rd8 – 31 July – Shepparton, VIC
Rd9 – 21 August – Toowoomba, QLD
Rd10 – 28 August – Coolum, QLD

Story courtesy of Moto Online – www.motoonline.com.au