He‰Ûªs been the champ before, and he came closer than ever in 2016, with himself and Ferris battling it out all the way to the final moto at Coolum. If there‰Ûªs one thing we‰Ûªve learnt about Kirk Gibbs since he won his first MX1 Championship in 2015, it‰Ûªs that anything less simply doesn‰Ûªt cut it. Throughout the past two years, the KTM rider has been forced to overcome nasty injuries ahead of the season kicking off, but what he has proved time and time again, it‰Ûªs that if there‰Ûªs one rider who can bounce back like no other it‰Ûªs Kirk Gibbs. He‰Ûªs beat all of the top riders at some point or another, and last year he was without a doubt the most consistent athlete in his class. In 2017, Gibbs will be grinding away to get another title under his belt, and after recently spending time riding in Victoria in preparation for Round 1, the KTM rider looks as if he could be in the best form he‰Ûªs been in years.