MX Nationals

Kirk Gibbs Feeling Fresh And Ready To Carry The Red Plate Into Round 2

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The KTM Motocross Racing Team‰Ûªs Kirk Gibbs will carry the championship leader‰Ûªs red plate into this weekend's second round of the MX Nationals championship at Appin, near Sydney, but for him it's every bit a case of business as usual.

Gibbs dominated the opening round of the 2015 series at Horsham a fortnight ago to take the first red plate of his professional career, but the Queensland-based South Australian knows that after just the first of ten rounds, the distinction means very little.

‰ÛÏLeading the championship is great but, things are not one bit different for me." Gibbs said. "There is a long way to go, so it‰Ûªs the same thing for me; head down and bum up and just get after it.

"I've been putting in and now it's time to just make sure I‰Ûªm fresh for the weekend, I've had a couple of days off and now I‰Ûªve just had a final ride this morning. I normally do pretty well at Appin and my bike is perfect, so I'm looking forward to it.‰Û
Luke Styke will be aiming for another podium result at Appin - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
His teammate Luke Styke was also in brilliant form at what was his first ever premier-class national round in Australia, and the 2013 MX2 champion sits in fourth place coming into what will be his local round.

‰ÛÏIt should be a good weekend. We've had a solid two weeks of practice and training and I‰Ûªm feeling fit and healthy coming into Appin, and looking forward to another good result." Styke commented.

"In ‰Û÷13 I won the 250 class, so I'm pretty familiar with the track as it is, and I practice on the practice track there every Tuesday, so I‰Ûªm familiar with the dirt and I know how everything forms up, so we are looking forward to the weekend ahead.

"They‰Ûªve put $6-10K worth of mulch into the track, so hopefully some good lines will form up and there will be some good racing.‰Û

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