Honda Shines: Flawless Victories in Round 3 of the Australian Motocross Championship

The Factory Honda team delivered an impeccable performance throughout round 3 of the Australian Motocross Championship in Gilman, South Australia, going unbeaten all day. The CRF range of motocross machines showcased their excellence by clinching victory in all 6 races across three classes.

Boost Mobile Honda’s rider Kyle Webster emerged victorious in the MX1 class, triumphing in both races and reclaiming the red plate as the class points leader. Webster expressed satisfaction with the outcome but emphasized his commitment to maintaining his position.

“Its a competitive class, I’ll need to give my all in every race to hold onto this lead,” Webster commented.

In the MX2 class, Honda dominated the first race, with Polyflor Honda’s Brodie Connolly clinching first place, followed by Boost Mobile Honda’s Noah Ferguson in second and Honda Genuine Honda’s Alex Larwood in third. Although Connolly secured another win in race 2, Ferguson battled back from a first-turn crash to finish fifth from the back of the pack, while Larwood fought his way to 12th after a crash early in the moto.

Overall, Connolly claimed the top spot, with Ferguson in third and Larwood in fifth.

Honda has swept all 6 races in the first 3 rounds in the MX2 class. Connolly and Ferguson currently occupy the top two positions in the championship standings. However, Connolly remains grounded, acknowledging the long road ahead.

“With 11 races remaining and 275 points up for grabs, I’m not getting ahead of myself. There’s still much I need to improve on,” Connolly remarked.

Charli Cannon, representing SCT Logistics Honda and leading the women’s championship, showcased her skill by racing against men in two thrilling races. Despite a fall in race 1, she managed to finish 26th and secured 24th place in race two amidst a grid of the nation’s fastest men.

“These races against faster competition and longer distances are important for my improvement. I can see areas to work on,” Cannon reflected.

In the MX3 class, Terrafirma Honda’s Jake Cannon stood out with an exceptional performance. Overcoming life-threatening injuries from late last year, the 17-year-old from Queensland showcased his improving fitness and speed with two outstanding races. Cannon expressed his determination to challenge for the championship title, emphasizing the support of his team and the potential for contending for the championship.

“Taking it race by race, we’ll aim to close the gap in the championship standings. I want to be in contention for the title at the final round,” Jake Cannon affirmed.