Though he has not seen the Australian series first hand, he does have a little bit of an idea of what to expect when he lines up on Sunday for his first race Down Under.
"I know it is a pretty big series, I have watched a bit of You Tube footage and done a little home work on it, judging from what I have seen, it looks a bit like racing the British Championship, which is something that I did for quite a few years.
The 28 year old has some goals set out for the remaining five rounds of the Australian MX series and if things go well, there is a good chance we will see I'm stay on board of the Australian Supercross Championship that starts just two weeks after the MX finale.
"Coming in to my first round I don't really have any expectations." Swanepoel continued. "I am just going in there to get my feet wet and get a feel for the bike and the racing.
"After that I will be chasing some podiums and moto wins before the season is done, I see myself as having a fair shot of doing that.
"I would definitely like to race the Supercross series. It is something we are looking at, but first we will look at how my five rounds of the outdoors go. But there are plans for me to race Supercross," he concluded.
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Gareth Swanepoel will race this weekends MX Nationals round at Appin for Carlton Dry Honda after spending the next two days testing in Melbourne