How to watch: Australia Pro Motocross – Round 3 Gillman

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Regardless of whether the country’s best motocross racers want to extend points leads, strike back or find winning form, this weekend’s (May 5th) third round of the 2024 Penrite ProMX Championship, presented by AMX Superstores, is shaping up to be pivotal for every category.

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Located just 20 minutes north of Adelaide’s city centre, the vastly popular Gillman circuit’s sandy loam and numerous man-made jumps make it a favourite for the riders.

MX1 CLASS:

So far, we’ve seen three winners from four races in this year’s Thor MX1 Championship, but the consistency and strength of CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Jed Beaton has seen him build a slender five-point lead over the rest of the field.

But Beaton certainly won’t be sleeping easy heading into this weekend’s Gillman round – the softer terrain plays right into the hands of his nearest rival Kyle Webster, who swept both motos at the series opener in Wonthaggi. The Boost Mobile Honda Racing rider also has recent history in his favour – last year Webster stormed the rain-affected Gillman round to take his first double-moto MX1 victory, while Beaton also had a good weekend in third.

Jed Beaton – Image: AusProMX Media

Speaking of third, KTM Racing Team’s Nathan Crawford currently holds P3 in the MX1 points chase, and a first-ever MX1 moto victory last time out at Horsham has given him a real injection of confidence. Another strong showing on Sunday could be a real catalyst for a break-out season for him.

For four-time and defending national champion Dean Ferris, Gillman has now become a must-win event. Already 23 points behind his red plate-holding CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team-mate, Ferris needs to find the form and speed that saw him emerge victorious last year if he wants to avoid losing more ground.

Top 10 MX1 Standings post Round 2 (of 8):

PositionRiderPoints
1Jed Beaton91
2Kyle Webster86
3Nathan Crawford79
4Dean Ferris68
5Wilson Todd64
6Luke Clout64
7Kirk Gibbs62
8Brett Metcalfe54
9Todd Waters52
10Zachary Watson42

MX2 CLASS:

Who can stop Honda Racing Australia? That’s the question everyone’s asking as the two red riders, Brodie Connolly and Noah Ferguson, find themselves at the top of the Pirelli MX2 leaderboard.

Last year’s Gillman results also throw additional fuel on that fire, with Ferguson ending the day third and Connolly fourth, but the two 2023 front-runners – Wilson Todd and Nathan Crawford – have both moved up to the MX1 class. Connolly was near flawless en route to a double moto victory and a 26-point lead at Horsham, while crashes hindered Ferguson’s results in the opening race, before a late moto charge in the second saw him come desperately close to beating the New Zealander at the chequered flag.

Broddie Connolly – Image: AusMXPro Media

Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Ryder Kingsford currently sits third in the points, just five markers behind Ferguson. After a confidence-inspiring podium at Wonthaggi, Kingsford also suffered a difficult first moto at Horsham but rebounded to take third in the second outing.

Top 10 MX2 Standings post Round 2 (of 8)

PositionRiderPoints
1Broddie Connolly97
2Noah Ferguson71
3Ryder Kingsford65
4Rhys Budd62
5Kayden Minear55
6Byron Dennis53
7Jayce Cosford52
8Kaleb Barham52
9Bailey Malkiewizc46
10Haruki Yokoyama46

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 time


SessionTime
MX2 Time Practice7:45
MX1 Time Practice9:13
MX2 Moto 110:25
MX1 Moto 113:13
MX2 Moto 214:32
MX1 Moto 215:21

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