Australia Pro Motocross: Webster and Kingsford top after epic Maitland Round 4

MX1 Race 3 at Rd 4 ProMX Championship, Maitland,New South Wales.
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Date: 26 May 2024

Maitland’s fourth round of the 2024 Penrite ProMX Championship, presented by AMX Superstores, delivered world-class racing on an immaculate track today, as Boost Mobile Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster retained his single-point lead in the Thor MX1 standings.

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It didn’t all go Honda Racing’s way though, with Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Ryder Kingsford securing a first-career round win, halting the momentum of Pirelli MX2 series leader Brodie Connolly.

MX1 – RACE 1:

The drama flowed from the moment the Thor MX1 class took to the track today, when reigning champion Dean Ferris (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) crashed heavily before he could register a qualifying lap and was taken to the local hospital for further examination.

Ferris has been ruled out for the weekend, and with a potential 75 points on offer, it could be devastating for the four-time national champion’s title defence.

Boost Mobile Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster won two of the three Thor MX1 races to take the Maitland round win on countback over title rival Jed Beaton (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy), with yesterday’s moto winner, Nathan Crawford (KTM Racing Team, just one point further back.

In the championship standings, the one-point gap between Webster and Beaton remains as we head to Murray Bridge next month (202 points to 201), while Crawford is 25 points further back on 176.

Top 10 MX1 Overall

  1. #96 Kyle Webster (Honda) 5-1-1
  2. #14 Jed Beaton (Yamaha) 2-2-2
  3. #199 Nathan Crawford (KTM) 1-3-3
  4. #5 Kirk Gibbs (GasGas) 4-4-4
  5. #4 Luke Clout (Kawasaki) 3-5-5
  6. #47 Todd Waters (Husqvarna) 7-6-6
  7. #24 Brett Metcalfe (Kawasaki) 6-9-7
  8. #8 Zachary Watson (Husqvarna) 8-8-8
  9. #81 Joel Evans (Yamaha) 9-11-10
  10. #162 Luke Zielinski (Husqvarna) 13-12-9

MX2 CLASS – RACE 1

Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Ryder Kingsford took two wins from three Pirelli MX2 races to claim his first round win of the year and put a stop to Polyflor Honda Racing Brodie Connolly’s dominance.

For the round, Kingsford stood on top of the box, joined by Ferguson and Larwood, while Connolly endured a tough weekend to finish seventh overall. He still leads the series, but his 38-point lead has been slashed to 12 over Ferguson (182 points to 170), with Kingsford a further seven markers back.

Top 10 MX2 Race 1:

  1. #21 Ryder Kingsford (Yamaha) 1-7-1
  2. #29 Noah Ferguson (Honda) 7-1-2
  3. #5 Alex Larwood (Honda) 3-3-4
  4. #386 Yaruki Yokoyama (Honda) 5-4-5
  5. #7 Jayce Cosford (Yamaha) 4-10-6
  6. #66 Kayden Minear (KTM) 6-5-8
  7. #88 Brodie Conolly (Honda) 19-8-3
  8. #16 Kaleb Barham (Yamaha) 8-13-7
  9. #22 Rhys Budd (Husqvarna) 10-6-12
  10. #47 Bailey Malkiewicz (Yamaha) 2-9-33

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