Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster has won the ProMX MX2 Championship for 2021 after a dominant year in the 250 class winning five of six motos and all three rounds.
As the racing season was disrupted yet again by Covid19 border closures and travel restrictions, the team maintained its commitment to winning.
“I never expected to win the Championship this way, but I am grateful as this is the hardest I have worked, and the team did an amazing job developing my CRF250R,” said Webster.
This Championship win marks Factory Honda’s third consecutive 250cc title in a row, after winning the 2019 Australian Supercross and 2019 Australasian Supercross 250 Championship. Team Director Yarrive Konsky is proud of the team.
“We came together with one goal in mind and worked hard to achieve it, in some pretty challenging circumstances thanks to COVID. Kyle’s tenacity was clear at every round as he dominated the class, he deserves this win,” said Konsky.
Honda Australia’s General Manager of Sales Tony Hinton congratulated Webster and the team on their achievements, anticipating an action packed 2022 season ahead.
“Motorcycling Australia did a great job promoting the Championship, the live TV and increased exposure has had a great impact on racing. It’s disappointing the season was cut short, but Kyle positioned himself perfectly for the overall win and we certainly look forward to watching him on the CRF450R next year.” Hinton said.
The team narrowly missed out on an overall podium position in the 450 class, with Kirk Gibbs finishing 4th and Brett Metcalfe finishing 6th.
“Losing the Championship by only eight points is hard to accept as we were constantly improving each round. This will be one of those years that will leave me questioning what if,” said Gibbs.
Testing is well underway for the 2022 season, with plenty of excitement around the new CRF250R. Honda has had great success on the 250 with Australia’s Jett Lawrence winning the AMA Motocross Championship and now Webster taking the Australian 250 title. While Webster was looking forward to racing the 2022 model, he will now turn his attention to the 450 class.
“I have been riding the 2022 CRF250R for about three months and I was keen to race it. It’s on a whole other level. I will try and get a race in on it before the end of the year, but now that the season has wrapped up it’s time to get to work preparing for next year and the 450 Championship.” Webster said.
Motorcycling Australia are working on the 2022 racing calendar, optimistic they will run a full Championship with minimal interruptions.
News on Honda Australia’s full factory team line up will be announced shortly.