Australia might be seeing the formation of the next motocross family dynasty forming in front of our eyes, as the brother and sister combination of Jake and Charli Cannon both won their respective classes at round five of the ProMX in South Australia, over the weekend.Big Sister Charli continued her dominance of the Women’s division while younger brother Jake burst through for his first round victory in the MX3 class.
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Fresh off the plane from France after contesting round four of the Women’s World Motocross Championship, Charli Cannon got straight down to business and asserted her dominance in the Australia championship with another strong performance that saw her take both race wins and extend her lead in the championship.
Cannon lead from the drop of the gate in both 18 minute races and was never seriously challenged. She built a 30 second gap on her rivals in race one before stalling the bike in the closing stages and cross the finished line 10 seconds ahead of second, while her winning margin was 18 seconds in race two in much rougher conditions.
“It’s nice to be back in Australia and to race in front my friends and family. I have had a busy few weekends, with races in Europe and then only getting back to Australia on Wednesday night and straight down to South Australia.
“But it’s awesome how much everyone has taken an interest in what I have been doing and following me in Europe. I love all the support.
“Today was good and I got some great starts which makes life much easier. I found the track quite difficult to ride and I didn’t really get a good flow going but I’m happy to get the win and the Yamalube Yamaha Team have looked after me well.
“The plan is to stay in Australia now and do the rest of the ProMX rounds until I go back to Turkey for the final round of the WMXGP in September,” Cannon said.
Unfortunately, the news was as good for Kaleb Barham as he made his debut for the team on the weekend. Barham fell early on in race one and remounted right down the back of the 40-rider field. He got back into the race and charged his way back to 13th place but when immediately to the RACSAFE truck where they found some ligament damage in his thumb that will require surgery to fix. He was unable to race moto two but plans on being on the start line for round six in Toowoomba.
In the MX3 division, the GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing crew were out in full strength with five riders, Kobe Drew, Seth Burchell, Koby Hantis, Jake Cannon and Kayd Kingsford flying the flag.
Jake Cannon led the way for the team taking his first MX3 round win thanks to his 2-1 results. Cannon was third across the line in race one, but there was some position relegation after the event that saw him move to second place and after winning the final moto, he won the day on count back from series leader, Byron Dennis.
Cannon now moves to third place in the championship and this with missing the Appin round due to injury.
Kayd Kingsford also made his first podium appearance in the MX3 class finishing the round in third place with two consistent moto results. Kingsford is finally getting back to full strength and this result was just the shot in the arm the teenager needed.
Seth Burchell landed in fifth place overall with 9-5 results, Kobe Drew was in 10th with a DNF – 3 finish while Koby Hantis was 11th with 8-14 scores.
1st Charli Cannon – 50 (Yamalube Yamaha Racing)
2nd Emma Milesevic – 44
3rd Tahlia O’Hare – 40
4th Maddison Brown – 36
5th Madison Healey – 32
1st Jake Cannon – 47 (GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing)
2nd Byron Dennis – 47
3rd Kayd Kingsford – 31
4th Jack Mather – 29
5th Seth Burchell – 28 (GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing)
MXW Championship Standings
1st Charli Cannon – 76 (Yamaha YZ250F)
2nd Emma Milesevic – 64
3rd Madison Brown – 54
4th Madison Healey – 48
5th Tahlia Drew – 43 (Yamaha YZ250F)
MX3 Championship Standings
1st Byron Dennis – 186
2nd Jack Mather – 164
3rd Jake Cannon - 141 (Yamaha YZ250F)
4th Campbell Williams – 138
5th Kobe Drew – 119 (Yamaha YZ250F)