A brand new MX Nationals series awaits with new faces, hopes, struggles and triumphs, and KTM‰Ûªs line-up of rising young guns, established players and hard-core heroes have all got one thing in common. They can‰Ûªt wait to get behind the gates at Wonthaggi this Sunday.
2015 MX Nationals winner and last year‰Ûªs Vice Champion Kirk Gibbs will lead the factory team into action in his fifth straight year of MX1 with KTM, having recovered from broken femur sustained a week after last year‰Ûªs MX Nationals finale.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªve put in as much as I can and I‰Ûªm as ready as I can be," Gibbs declared. "Come Sunday we‰Ûªll see where I‰Ûªm at. Everything‰Ûªs fallen into place for us in the last few weeks which has been good.
"The body is feeling good, the leg feels strong from the femur injury and it will be one of the few times I haven‰Ûªt taken an injury into the first round," Gibbs continued. "Five years with KTM in MX1 is a cool milestone, it‰Ûªs the longest I‰Ûªve been with a brand. You definitely feel smarter and better able to understand what it takes to be up front once you‰Ûªve been at it for a while, and hopefully that shows on Sunday. It was a little sad to lose Kyle who I‰Ûªd worked with all the way through, but Jay can pick up on really small things because of his recent experience so I feel like he‰Ûªs a huge benefit.‰Û