Motocross

Kirk Gibbs Happy With Round Win, But Still Chasing Maiden Moto Victory Of 2016

Posted:

The KTM Motocross Racing Team‰Ûªs defending MX Nationals number one Kirk Gibbs showed just why his reputation as a championship-winner is growing during the toughest and most competitive Nats season in recent years.

Gibbs proved his title-winning mettle once again at this weekend's continuation of the MX Nationals championship at Broadford, winning the overall victory ahead of returned Grand Prix racers Dean Ferris and Todd Waters, in the most atrocious conditions seen in the series in three years.

Gibbs likened the quagmire faced by MX1 competitors in the first moto to conditions seen at the same track back during his rookie year in the premier class in 2013.

While Waters and Ferris split the wins, it was Gibbs‰Ûª pair of second placings which earned the overall victory, and moved the Queensland-based South Australian to within one point of the lead in Australia's most important motocross championship.

So poor were the conditions after unexpectedly heavy rain this morning that race organisers and team management decided to cancel qualifying, opting instead to use the championship standings of the time for grid selection.

‰ÛÏThe track was pretty tough and though it wasn't too physical, it was pretty technical - you had to really be onto it." Gibbs refelected. "You also had to get good starts and put yourself in really good positions, and I felt like I did that.

"My second start wasn't quite as good, but I felt like I rode pretty solid and hit my marks. My first year in 2013, the track was pretty similar, it was just having that rain overnight. It got really one line-ish, which makes it really hard to pass.

"I'm glad to come away from there with relatively good results and points. I'm still chasing that first race win, but obviously I'll take an overall! I'm trying to be really consistent and battle with the top guys every weekend, because they are going to do the same, I just want to be there every moto, and I've been able to do that so far.‰Û

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

MXGP

Tim Gajser And Lucas Coenen Win MXGP Of France

Trials

Toni Bou and Emma Bristow Double Up At TrialGP of Japan

Off Road

Australian Off-Road Championships Round 6 Summary

MXGP

Romain Febvre And Lucas Coenen Top Qualifying At MXGP Of France

Trials

Toni Bou and Emma Bristow In control On Day One of TrialGP of Japan

Off Road

Australian Off-Road Championships Round 5 Summary

Supercross

Queensland To Host 2024 Australian Supercross Championship Opener

GNCC

Danielle McDonald finishes Top 10 At Powerline Park GNCC

Hard Enduro

Ruben Chadwick Leads Beta’s Winning Assault At Australian Hard Enduro Championship

Flat Track

Tom Drane Back On Top At 2024 AMA Flat Track Titles

Hard Enduro

Anthony Solar Podiums At The Goldfield Extreme Hard Enduro

Trials

TrialGP of Japan kicks off 2024 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship

What's On This Week

ProMX Championship - Round 4
Maitland, NSW
Sunday, May 26th, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 1
Fox Raceway, Pala, CA
Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Featured:

Time to Pivot with Pivot Pegz?

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

Enhance Your Bike’s Protection With Force Accessories Custom Clutch Cover

2023 Sherco 300 SE Factory Ride Review

Michelin StarCross 6 – Inspected

What's On This Week

ProMX Championship - Round 4
Maitland, NSW
Sunday, May 26th, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 1
Fox Raceway, Pala, CA
Saturday, May 25th, 2024