Australia Pro Motocross series ready for Round 1 at Wonthaggi – How to Watch

MX1 Moto 1 at 2023 RD 5 ProMX Championship, Gillman Motorcycle Club in Gillman, South Australia.

Shot for Foremost Media by Marc Jones Photography.

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Credit: Marc Jones
Date: 28 May 2023

The Penrite ProMX Championship presented by AMX Superstores (ProMX) will drop the gates on season 2024 this Sunday, March 17th, in the Victorian seaside town of Wonthaggi, where Australia’s best motocross racers will do battle in a bid to open their season on the top step of the podium.

MX1 Class:

With his sights firmly set on challenging for a record fifth Thor MX1 Championship, defending champion Dean Ferris has reunited with CDR Yamaha Monster Energy in 2024 –  the very team in which he swept to three-straight titles between 2016-2018. He won a fourth crown on an independently operated YZ450F last year, now back within the factory CDR fold.

Alongside him will be reigning number two Jed Beaton, the Gippsland local making for an all-new roster at CDR Yamaha Monster Energy and eager to establish himself as the team’s alpha from the outset. Also in a new squad for 2024, GASGAS Racing Team has drafted in 2015 champion Kirk Gibbs to pilot its all-new MC 450F after he finished third in points last season.

Dean Ferris – Image: ProMX

In place of Gibbs at the KTM Racing Team is Nathan Crawford, who was runner-up in MX2 last year and makes the transition into the 450 class this time around. Over at the Raceline Husqvarna Racing Team, another previous title winner – 2020 – in Todd Waters returns once again as team owner/rider.

Nathan Crawford – Image: KTM Australia

Honda Racing enters the new year with a dynamic new rider line-up of multiple MX2 champion Wilson Todd at Terrafirma Honda Racing, who has stepped up for 2024 to partner Boost Mobile Honda Racing mainstay Kyle Webster – both riders capable of winning motos on any given weekend and, potentially, the title in what would form a pivotal changing of the guard.

Empire Kawasaki is another to come out charging with a refreshed rider line-up after securing Luke Clout to steer the new KX450, the 2021 championship winner motivated to put himself back on top and the rejuvenated Team Green firmly back on the national motocross map once and for all.

MX2 Class:

With reigning champion Todd vacating the class, who will step up to take control of the Pirelli MX2 Championship is anyone’s guess entering season 2024. With Honda Racing capturing the past three titles between Webster and Todd, it will now be up to returning Kiwi Brodie Connolly, as well as incoming recruits Noah Ferguson and Alex Larwood, to battle for the title if it is to remain in the red corner.

Leading the blue charge will be Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s three-rider roster of Jayce Cosford, Ryder Kingsford and Kaleb Barham, while over at KTM Racing Team it is now 16-year-old Kayden Minear who takes on a leading role, and GASGAS Racing Team also has a teenage newcomer in last year’s MX3 champion Byron Dennis – also just 16 – at the helm.

Noah Fergusson – Image: Honda

There’s a lot of interest in the Raceline Husqvarna Racing Team after signing Rhys Budd to join Jack Mather in what will mark his transition into the pro class of 250cc racing. Over at Empire Kawasaki, the focus will be on Reid Taylor following a standout number of seasons competing as a privateer and now securing himself an elusive position within a professional team.

TV & TIME SCHEDULE

How to watch in Australia:

International:

  • Sky Sports NZ 15:00 – 18:00
  • FIM-MOTO.TV 9:50 – 16:00

Event Schedule *Based on Local times


SessionTime
MX2 Time Practice7:45
MX1 Time Practice9:21
MX2 Moto 110:30
MX1 Moto 113:13
MX2 Moto 214:32
MX1 Moto 215:21

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