Motocross

KTM’s Todd Waters Excited on the Eve of the 2013 MXoN

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The Motorex KTM team‰Ûªs 2013 MX Nationals Vice Champion Todd Waters is ready and champing at the bit on the eve of this year‰Ûªs Motocross of Nations, at Teutschenthal, Germany.

Waters will represent Australia for the second time, alongside join Brett Metcalfe and Dean Ferris in what is a very strong Aussie team set to take on the world‰Ûªs best motocross talent.

Waters, who won four rounds of the MX Nationals this year, moved to Europe several weeks ago to begin setting up after earning a factory ride in next year‰Ûªs World MX1 championship.

He will represent Australia in the MX Open category, with Metcalfe riding the MX1 bike and Ferris competing in MX2, in what is the pinnacle of international motocross competition.

‰ÛÏThings have been great over here." Waters enthused. "I‰Ûªve been working on getting myself all set up for next year, but this weekend I'm really excited about.

"We have been putting in the hard work and have been bonding with the team just great, so the goal this weekend is to work like clockwork.

"I haven't got the chance to see the Aussie team yet. I did get to ride a couple of days with Dean but the whole team will meet up tomorrow," Waters explained.
Todd Waters has been surrounded with some top shelf support all year with team mechanic Ryan Deckert (left) and experienced team Manager Rob Twyerould (Right) - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
KTM team manager Rob Twyerould who headed over to Europe to help Waters settle into his new surroundings initially, has been to the MXoN on five occasions and know just how big and important the race is to the rider he helped guide through the 2013 Australian Motocross championship.

‰ÛÏThe Motocross Des Nations is something special, I‰Ûªve been to five of them and the most amazing one was in France." Twyerould explained. "The fans were that dense you could hardly walk from the pits to the start line and, rather than clapping, they just used air-horns or chainsaws with the chain removed.

"The noise was so intense you couldn‰Ûªt even hear the bikes on the start line, just air-horns. Then the fans would follow their favourite riders around the course with blasts of noise like a Mexican wave of sound. It was quite amazing.

"From all reports it‰Ûªs all going to hinge on the start on that track, but at the Des Nations you always need a big dose of good luck. Every team seems to have some sort of issue or drama, there‰Ûªs always high drama but if the three boys can get a clean start and complete every race they‰Ûªre always in contention for a podium, I truly believe that.

"Riding in the Des Nations is incredibly important to Todd and he‰Ûªs worked hard all year always with an eye towards representing Australia." Twyerould continued. "Last year‰Ûªs event was the one that showcased him to the world and I‰Ûªm sure it was a factor in him getting his ride for next year so this year it will be even more special.

"He‰Ûªs had a fantastic lead-up staying in Europe and I think he will feel pretty comfortable, like he belongs with the rest of world‰Ûªs top riders. He will go in with his eyes open and no expectations other than giving his best performance.

"From all reports it‰Ûªs all going to hinge on the start on that track, but at the Des Nations you always need a big dose of good luck. Every team seems to have some sort of issue or drama, there‰Ûªs always high drama but if the three boys can get a clean start and complete every race they‰Ûªre always in contention for a podium, I truly believe that." Twyerould concluded.

Catch Todd Waters and the whole Australian team in action this weekend in Germany live, via MX-life.tv

Top Image: Australia's MX3 representative at this years MXoN Todd Waters is excited to go into battle for his country
Credit: Aaryn Minerds

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