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Motul MX Nationals preparing to charge in to South Australia this weekend

Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 - 4:16pm

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After four epic rounds of racing spanning across three states, the Motul MX Nationals will make its way to South Australia for the Retro themed Round 5 of the championship, which is set to be held at Murray Bridge this coming Sunday.

The Australian Motocross Championship which is the stomping ground for the country’s fastest riders will head to the South Australian venue for the sixth consecutive year in just five days’ time, bringing with it hundreds of support staff, teams, and of course the athletes themselves.

With the winter mid-season break commencing directly after the fifth round this coming weekend, Kevin Williams, Motul MX Nationals Series Promoter has explained the importance of next Sunday’s South Australian event.

“Just last weekend we saw some of the best racing we’ve seen so far in 2017, with riders showcasing dominance, changes to championship leads, and teams celebrating some of their most impressive results of the season,” Williams shared.

“With Murray Bridge marking the halfway point in our series, riders are going to be leaving nothing on the track this weekend – these guys are going to be trying to bring home all of the championship points they can before the winter break, which will ensure Murray Bridge delivers spectators with plenty of bar to bar action.

“Murray Bridge has long been a favourite venue of ours, and the riders themselves relish in the opportunity to race on that infamous red sandy dirt. Plus, with the addition of our ‘Retro’ theme, this weekend, spectators will see a number of teams and riders deck their bikes out with graphic kits from the past, showing off the rich history of the sport.

“2015 MX1 Champ Kirk Gibbs grew up in the area, so he always draws a lot of support to the round, and there’s a strong possibility that home-grown legend Brett Metcalfe who has returned from racing overseas will also line up to race next Sunday.

“We are full steam ahead at the moment and I know we all can’t wait for the entire roadshow to arrive in South Australia for Round 5 later in the week.”

After a highly successful fourth round of the championship at Horsham over the weekend, the Motul MX Nationals is expecting thousands of spectators to turn out at Murray Bridge on Sunday May 28.

Dean Ferris will be attempting to go for his fifth consecutive Thor MX1 round win in South Australia after cleaning up at Horsham yesterday, Wilson Todd will be aiming to maintain his Motul MX2 championship lead after reclaiming the red plate at Round 4, and Cody Dyce will be hoping he can stretch out his lead in the Pirelli MXD championship after finishing in second overall at Horsham.

As well as all three major championship classes taking to the track at Murray Bridge, the 125cc Junior category will also race alongside the pro’s next Sunday.

So if you’re up for a weekend of racing, make sure you’re trackside at Murray bridge on May 28, for Round 5 of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals.

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