Gibbs team-mate for 2014, Ford Dale got the day off to a strong start, qualifying in second position just three tenths of a second behind Cody Cooper. Dale went on to post 5-6-5 results in the days three motos to finish the day 5th overall.
‰ÛÏNot a good day for us." Dale admitted. "I'm not too happy with how we went and I didn't feel comfortable on the track - it felt dangerous to me.
"I qualified well just two-tenths behind Cooper, but in the first Moto I went down on the second lap and never really regrouped from there, I just didn't feel it all day.
"I'm here to learn and to build for our series but that aside I want to win and I feel I didn't ride anywhere near my capabilities. We'll be back up there at the next round," he concluded.
The KTM duo will line up for the third round of the New Zealand MX championships at Pukekohe on the 9th of March.
Top Image: Kirk Gibbs is building towards the opening round of the Australian Motocross Championship.
Credit: Andy McGechan