Australia‰Ûªs national Supercross championship (Milwauke presents the Terex Australian Supercross Champoinship) makes its return to South Australia this weekend following a five-year hiatus.
Mount Gambier‰Ûªs Borderline Speedway will host the iconic event, which boasts a stellar international line-up up including X-Games silver medalist Josh Hill and AMA Supercross stars Weston Peick and Gavin Faith.
Home-grown riders Motorex KTM's Kirk Gibbs and Serco Yamaha's Luke Arbon have returned to South Australia to prepare for the event, that will see them take on some of the best riders from around the globe.
For Gibbs the event marks a return to his hometown, the 24 year-old was born in Millicent and grew up in Mount Gambier, honing his craft at the local motocross club.
Gibbs, who sits fifth in the coveted Pro Open class, is hoping a good showing in front of friends and family will elevate him in the championship standings.
‰ÛÏIt is just awesome to have a round of the national Supercross being run in my hometown of Mount Gambier." Gibbs stated. "It is something I never thought we would see.
‰ÛÏThere are a lot of people who have supported me over the years but haven't seen me race before so it will be is great they will be able to come and see me in action.
‰ÛÏI returned to South Australia straight after Darwin to prepare for this round," Gibbs continued. "I narrowly missed the podium so I really want to get on the box at my local event but I know there will be quite a few riders hungry for a good result following the double-header.