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Australian Champions to do battle at the AMX Open, Wonthaggi this weekend with Beaton, Webster, Duffy and Crawford lining up.

Australian Champions are set to compete in the first event of 2024, the AMX Open at Wonthaggi this weekend, scheduled for the 3rd and 4th of February. The AMX Pro Open race will feature Australian champions Webster, Wilson, and Crawford. In the MX2 class, Yamaha’s Factory Team is poised to face off against their arch rivals, Team Honda.

Kyle Webster of Boost Honda understands the importance of not underestimating anyone in the first race of a new season. Reflecting on the upcoming competition, he stated, “I’m unsure about what my competitors have done during their off-season. We’ve dedicated ourselves to rigorous training and testing, and it’ll be interesting to see if we are on the right track.”

Crawford echoed Webster’s sentiments, stating, “I’m unsure about everyone else’s preparation. Racing this weekend will provide a clear idea of where each of us stands.”

Featuring 200 entries, the AMX Open is poised to highlight top-tier riders and intense racing. The fiercely competitive Bass Coast Shire-sponsored Women’s class, where participants vie for equal prizes in their respective categories, promises to deliver thrilling action. Honda-sponsored Emma Milesevic expressed her gratitude towards the promoters and the Bass Coast Shire for recognizing and supporting gender equality in motorsport. She hopes this continued initiative encourages more women to actively participate in the sport, stating, “It’s fantastic to be acknowledged as equals and receive the same prize money as the men. I’ve enjoyed this race in previous years and am eagerly anticipating the weekend ahead.”

The Penrite MX2 class boasts a highly competitive field, with Connolly, Ferguson, Larwood, Dennis, Kingsford, Cosford, and the entire WBR Yamaha team challenging the best privateers in Australia. Connolly, a race winner from 2023, eagerly anticipates going head-to-head with his competitors this year, expressing his excitement, “This is fantastic, racing against the top guys in the country. I am prepared to redeem myself from last year.”

The AMX Open spans two days, all necessary amenities are trackside and a kiosk, with hot and cold food and beverages available.

AMX General Manager Rob Farrimond acknowledges the event’s significance, stating, “This event brings together the best juniors and professional riders, offering fans, amateurs, and juniors the chance to interact. The sport and its top racers are highly accessible, and it’s crucial that we continue to foster the growth of the sport and encourage participation.” AMX is the sponsor of the AMX Open for the third consecutive year

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