With the first round of this year‰Ûªs Motul MX Nationals now in the history books, the KTM MX1 riders, led by former champion Kirk Gibbs have proved they‰Ûªre firmly in the game at Wonthaggi in Victoria.
Season 2015 MX Nationals Champion Kirk Gibbs‰Ûª return to top-level competition after suffering a broken femur in September last year yielded a well-deserved podium, behind round winner Dean Ferris and Kade Mosig.
Gibbs earlier qualified second fastest and took fifth in SuperPole, the current Vice Champion then powering to 4,3 results on the day.
‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªre in an alright position, I was pretty happy with the day," Gibbs reflected. "I haven‰Ûªt raced at the intensity that the front guys are running for so long, so I need to practice getting into that speed really early. The KTM 450 SX-F was handling really well today, the boys did a great job.
"There are those days where you don‰Ûªt quite feel 100% so you don‰Ûªt quite push 100%," Gibbs continued, "I got a little flustered in the first moto. I had good speed and was catching those front boys, but I just wasn‰Ûªt good enough to make a pass. I‰Ûªve just got to iron out a few little problems and then I think everything will be right on track.‰Û