MX Nationals: WA riders primed for Wanneroo Park

Kyle Webster is among the WA riders at the MX Nationals at Wanneroo Park this weekend.
Kyle Webster is among the WA riders at the MX Nationals at Wanneroo Park this weekend.

THE best motocross riders in the country are in town this weekend for the MX Nationals at Wanneroo Park.

WA riders will be looking to use their knowledge of the difficult track to outdo their interstate counterparts.

The main contests will have racers competing across the MX1 and MX2 categories.

Three West Australian MX2 riders – Kyle Webster, Jayden Rykers and Dean Porter – gave the Weekender a rundown of what to expect.

Kyle Webster

Series rank: seventh

“I’ve been living in Sydney for the last four months to help with my racing, so I’m definitely looking forward to racing in WA; I haven’t been home for a while,” he said.

“I’m going to be able to see my family and have them at the races with me this weekend, which is pretty rare.

“I don’t have too many expectations result wise this weekend because even though it’s sandy and it’s my home track, everyone is riding well.

“The goal is to be consistent and hopefully finish within the top five in each race.

“I’m hoping that my knowledge of the track plays in my favour.”

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Jayden Rykers in action during round four.

Jayden Rykers

Series rank: sixth

“It’s so exciting to be heading back home and to be able to sleep in my own bed.

“Being on the east coast competing so much, I don’t get a lot of chances to have my family around me, so it’s going to be a lot more comfortable having all of my creature comforts.

“There really isn’t any other track in the country like Wanneroo. Even international guys who have come and raced in Australia say that you can’t really compare it to any other sand track.

“I’m feeling quite confident ahead of this weekend; being from WA, I know what I’m heading into, whereas a lot of the other guys racing are sort of in the dark.”

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Dean Porter.

Dean Porter

Series rank: 13th

“I’m pumped to be having a round in WA. It’s been a while for me, because last time the MX Nationals came, I wasn’t able to race – I was injured.

“Being a sand round, that’s what we get to ride a lot more over here; it’s going to test a lot of the guys.

“I only live an hour from the track, and having family and friends there to support me is also going to be nice.

I’ve been sleeping in my van at the track for every round on the east coast, so I’m going to be lapping up the opportunity to stay in my own bed.”