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Honda Dominates At Round 5 Australian Motocross Championship

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Photo of Kyle Webster at Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Motocross Championship at Murray Bridge
Kyle Webster took a pair of wins to take the MX1 Overall win.

Round 5 of the Australian Motocross Championship (ProMX) at Murray Bridge saw Honda riders dominate in tough conditions.

Honda’s factory riders shone, qualifying 1st in all classes and securing six race wins out of eight contested, along with four second-place finishes. This impressive performance resulted in three overall victories and two second-place finishes across four classes.

In MX1, Boost Mobile Honda rider Kyle Webster claimed his fourth overall round win and eighth race win. Despite facing pressure from his closest rival, Jed Beaton, throughout the two thirty-minute motos, Webster’s determination was clear.

“It’s awesome, honestly everything is going well. We can’t get ahead of ourselves, there are still three rounds remaining, but we can feel confident that we are doing all the right things,” said Webster.

His teammate, Lars Van Berkel, finished sixth overall, marking a memorable experience for the Dutch rider.

“What a great experience. The track was brutal and challenged me. I am grateful for the opportunity to compete in Australia,” said Van Berkel.

Photo of Alex Larwood at Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Motocross Championship at Murray Bridge
Alex Larwood took his first MX2 Round win in front of his home state fans. Photo: Aaryn Minerds

In MX2, Australian junior champion Alex Larwood achieved his first overall MX2 professional round win. Overcoming setbacks and injuries, including a broken leg in round 1, Larwood’s return has been remarkable.

“Wow, just wow. It’s been a challenging road to get here, but I am loving it. The bike, the team, I can’t say enough. Everyone is so positive. We will put our heads down and keep working; I need to be doing this more often,” said Larwood.

Photo of Brodie Connolly at Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Motocross Championship at Murray Bridge
Kiwi Brodie Connolly finished second to teammate Alex Larwood in MX2

Larwood’s teammate, Brodie Connolly, took second place with 1-2 finishes, extending his championship points lead.

“It was great to be back feeling like my old self. Moto 1 was great; Moto 2 was also great for different reasons. I crashed on lap 1 and had to come back from near last. I got to 2nd in two or three laps, but Alex was riding great and I didn’t want to push it. We still have a lot of racing, and I am chasing the championship,” said Connolly.

Photo of Noah Ferguson at Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Motocross Championship at Murray Bridge
Noah Ferguson

Boost Mobile Honda rider Noah Ferguson, racing through injury, managed to salvage points despite the tough conditions.

“I tweaked my back this past week and the track was brutal this weekend. I did what I could to stay in the championship hunt. 6th wasn’t great today, but it’s all I had,” said Ferguson.

Photo of Charli Cannon at Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Motocross Championship at Murray Bridge
Charli Cannon (1) once again dominated the MXW class.

In Women’s MX, Charli Cannon dominated all races, showcasing her excellence on her SCT Logistics Honda. There are hopes she can compete overseas in the WMX World Championship later this season.

“It was great to be back racing against Australia’s best women this weekend. The track was tough, and I rode conservatively in the second race. I hope we can get overseas later this year to race against the best women in the world. All the work we are doing is to prepare for that opportunity,” said Cannon.

Photo of Jake Cannon at Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Motocross Championship at Murray Bridge
Jake Cannon continued his rise in the MX3 class with second overall.

In MX3, Mongrel Boots Honda rider Jake Cannon finished 2nd overall, moving to 2nd in the championship after a strong performance.

“Qualifying went well, and race 1 was solid. I had to come through the pack to earn that position. Race 2 was horrible; we went the wrong way with the bike and learned a lot. I am pumped to have made up a lot of points in the championship. Everyone knows the fight we have had to get back up there,” said Cannon.

Team Director Yarrive Konsky was ecstatic with the team’s performance on the challenging track.

“The team did an amazing job; the championship is far from over, and we need to maintain our commitment to local races and testing. There are 150 points available across the MX1, MX2, and MX3 classes, and 100 points in the Women’s. We can’t let up. The selfless efforts by so many to get us here inspire us to keep working forward, and we are happy to reward everyone involved with these stellar performances,” concluded Konsky.

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