Kyle Webster won round two of the WA MX championships on his YZ450F
Liam Whisler rode well in his second outting in senior racing

Webster In Top Form at WA MX

13 May 2015

Australia’s toughest motocross circuit, AJS in Wanneroo, was the scene for round two of the Western Australian Motocross Championships. Well known for its bottomless, power robbing sand, AJS always commands respect and to succeed you must bring your ‘A’ game.

Reining MX1 Champion Kyle Webster, (Cully’s Yamaha) was looking to get his campaign back on track after the unfortunate circumstances from Esperance's first round which saw him well down in the points. The 19 year old relocated to NSW at the start of the year to compete in the MX Nationals series and has been increasing his skills at a fast rate while also commuting back to WA as part of his commitment to the team.

After qualifying well in the morning session, Webster showed why he carries the number one plate with an impressive win in moto one, setting the tone of the meeting. He then went on to score a perfect trifecta of wins to claim top step of the podium for the round.

“My starts have been letting me down so I have been practicing them a lot lately. I just focused on getting out of the gate well and trying to explode in the first few laps to open up a gap and it was a strategy that worked really well today,” he said.

“My YZ450F definitely has the best suspension there is. The rougher the track gets, the better is works and coupled to the power they make, we have a good all round package. My team had a good feeling about today and the support they provide me is just unbelievable. I really need to say a big thank you to Strett and Brian from Cully’s Yamaha who are always there for me,” Webster finished.

16 year old MX1 Rookie Liam Whisler (Mandurah City Yamaha) put in a three good rides for the day to finish just outside the top ten. Considering this was just his second senior meeting it was a huge achievement. 

“The track was really rough today and by the last moto it was pretty crazy how whooped out it got. It definitely was not flowing like usual and I was pretty beat by the last lap, along with a lot of other riders,” Whisler commented.

Team manager Peter Strickland stated, “Today was by far the roughest I have ever seen AJS, it was brutal. Kyle really made a big statement that he going to fight to defend his number one plate and with a little more luck at the first round he possibly would have been leading the championship at the moment. He is only three points from second overall and with 12 motos left anything is possible, we still have a lot of racing to go.

“After moving up from juniors last season, Liam jumped straight into MX1 class and is doing well considering his age. He is a pretty tall guy and weighs 80kilos, so sometimes you forget he is just a young bloke in his first year. I have no doubt he will continue to improve as the year goes on.”

 

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