Kawasaki Preview Toowoomba MX
Round Six of the Australian Motocross Championship kicks off this weekend at Toowoomba and for the first time ever, Kawasaki Racing Team will field its full green motocross army, as Round Three of the AustralianWomen’s Motocross Championship runs concurrently with Round Six of the Men’s Motocross Championship.
Kawasaki will fi eld its strongest rider line-up ever, with Women’s World Motocross Champion, Katherine Prumm, teaming up with Australia’s biggest talent, Pro Open rider, Daniel Reardon and the dynamic Pro Lites duo, Mitch Hoad and Cody Mackie.
KRT have finished on the podium at every round of both the men’s and women’s events in 2007 and the Team are confident they can continue the green domination this weekend.“I can’t wait to go racing this weekend,” said Reardon. “I haven’t traditionally posted great results at Toowoomba,but given my current form, I am confident I can change that this weekend.”“I’ve had the ideal preparations since Murray Bridge and have been back on my training program, since returningfrom the US. I have been hitting all my local haunts in practice which has been great.”
Current Women’s World Champion and leading Australian Women’s Motocross racer, Katherine Prumm, is keen to race on the newly reconfigured Toowoomba track and believes the track conditions will suit her ridingstyle.“I am looking forward to racing on a rough track this weekend,” said Prumm.
“Having the guys and girls racingon the same program, means the track should get a good workout and be fairly rough, which I like. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to meet and watch Dan race. I met Mitch for the first time at TheLakes event earlier in the month when he came out to support the Team and I have known Cody for a littlewhile now. It will be great to actually meet and watch Dan race and see the speeds he produces.”
Both Kawasaki Pro Lites pilots, Mitch Hoad and Cody Mackie headed north earlier this week, searching for higher ground. After recent storms and fl ooding in their hometowns of Cessnock and Kiama, both riders wereforced to train indoors limiting their time on their KX250F’s, in preparation for racing this weekend.
KRT Team Manager, Brett Whale, is looking forward to having the whole Team at one event for the first time ever.“This will be the first time that KRT has had the opportunity to actually all meet face to face, let alone race together,”said Whale. “The Team’s morale is really high and having all of the riders together for the first time will be agreat inspiration for each rider, as we rally for valuable Championship points.”