Kyle Webster enjoyed a sensational weekend winning the Pro Lites and taking a podium in the Pro Open class
Shelley Connor puts her YZ250F in championship contention after round two

Webster Wins in WA

29 May 2013

The Lightweight Motorcycle Club hosted the second round of the WA Senior Motocross Championships where the Wellard/CLAAS/Yamaha team again showed great spirit locking down another weekend of top results.

Kyle Webster (Cully’s Yamaha) has been putting in the hard yards riding and training lately to improve his skills. This included two National meetings on the east coast since our last round in Kalgoorlie a month ago.

Riding in both the Pro Lites (250cc) and Pro Open class (450cc) Kyle is proving to be the hottest new talent in Western Australia and his results backed that up. In the Pro Lites he managed a 1-3 result which was enough win the round and move him into second outright in the Championship, just one point behind the leader.

In the Pro Open division Kyle was involved in some fierce racing. His 4-4 finishes were good enough to claim third outright on the day and move him into second in the title hunt.

“I have been really focused on improving lately and my trip to the east was important for my racing as it showed what speed I need to be competitive on the National scene. I am so lucky to be part of a great team that gives me the support I need and both my Yamaha’s performed perfect today.

“I would like to thank Darren Thompson from Yamaha Australia for helping me with some bike set up at the Victorian round I did a few weeks back as my YZ250F was just like it was on rails out there today,” Kyle said.

“I am stoked about moving into second in the Pro Lites and being able to do the same in the Pro Open is pretty cool,” he added.

Shelley Connor (Five Star Yamaha) was able to secure the teams’ third podium for the day with another strong ride in the Women’s division. Connor powered her YZ250F to a 2-3 moto finish to take second step on the podium and move to within two points of second in the championship.

“I was really happy with my first race and felt really comfortable on the bike. To be able to pull back some points in the title chase was a real bonus but a bad start in the second moto really let me down as I had to chase from the back of the pack which was not ideal.

“I needed to find the lines that would get me to the front quicker and be a little more aggressive, so I will be practicing alternate lines and being more forceful before we get to our next Women’s title round,” Connor commented on her ride.

“Today was just awesome to watch as Kyle did his job on the track. He has been part of our team since 2007 when he joined as a fresh faced 85cc rider progressing through our Yamaha Junior Development program. Right from day one I knew he had a talent on a bike that few other have and now I think a lot of others are beginning to see it too.

“Shelley is such a determined rider that she will train hard for the results she needs so I know by the next Women’s round she will have ironed out the few little bugs we saw today. Doing the double of riding MX and Enduro this year will see her in action again this weekend and if she can harness some of her MX skills in the special tests of this weekends’ Enduro she could be on for two Championships this season,” Team Manager Peter Strickland said about his riders.

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