Australia's Luke Styke is ready for his first race in the 2014 World MX2 Championship that is set to kick off this weekend under lights at the Losail venue in Qatar.
Styke who is racing for KEMEA Yamaha team aboard the all new Yamaha YZ250F heads into this years world championship off the back of his Australian MX2 Motocross and Supercross championship titles.
After getting to know his new team and bike over the past month and a half in his base in Belgium, Styke and his team have spent the past two days in the north of France dialling in some final suspension settings ready for the season opener this Saturday.
‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªve just been to the north of France for two days testing some suspension and things are going good and we‰Ûªve made some progress." Styke stated. "I‰Ûªve settled into life over here and the season cannot come soon enough!
Styke is confident of a good showing in his first race on the world stage and is looking to have a positive first year as he embarks on his international career.
"I feel it will be a development year because everything is so new on the YZ250F. We are getting there. I‰Ûªm not here to waste anybody‰Ûªs time and I just want to get comfortable on the bike so that I can go the speed I know I can.
"I‰Ûªd like to think I‰Ûªm capable of the top five and that‰Ûªs what I‰Ûªll be aiming for. We‰Ûªll get through these first three rounds." Styke concluded.
The opening round of the 2014 World Motocross Championship heads to Losial, Qatar this Saturday the 1st of March. Head to https://www.mxgp.com/
for links to live timing and live online streaming of this weekends event.
Luke Styke his confident heading into Qatar after a couple of pre-season races running the #226, he will revert back to his traditional #26 for the World Championship