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Brayton, Wilson and Anstie headline Honda AUSX team

Strong Honda squad for AUSX



Honda Racing Australia is ecstatic to reveal that the team tent will be bursting with talent when the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship begins on Friday, October 21. The four-round season is arguably going to be more competitive than ever before, but the ‘red’ team is poised for success.

The SX1 division will feature Honda Genuine Polyflor Honda Racing rider Justin Brayton, a four-time champion, who is set to be joined by Factory Honda rider Dean Wilson and Kyle Webster in the premier class. Returning to the team and nation that he loves; Brayton is eager to replicate the form that propelled him to the 2019 Australian Supercross title. To claim a fifth domestic title in succession would be quite the statement.

Brayton will face a challenge from his stablemate, Dean Wilson, who is making progress every single time that he throws his leg over that CRF450R. ’15’ is no stranger to Australia: It was just five seasons ago that he won a main event at the prestigious AUS-X Open. Thrilled to visit new locations and meet more fans, he has his sights set on adding another championship to his impressive trophy cabinet.

Kyle Webster completes the SX1 portion of Honda Australia’s Racing Program. ’96’ has been rather focused on the indoor season and putting in time at MTF in the United States to learn from his experienced teammates. The progress that he has made has been incredible, so the entire team is excited to see him in action when the campaign begins on Friday.

Set to chase the SX2 title aboard a CRF250R, Max Anstie is extremely eager to compete in Australia for the first time. Anstie proved just how competitive he is by winning a final at the first fixture of the FIM World Supercross Championship and will be bringing that speed into Australia’s domestic campaign. ’99’ is a race number to take note of as round one beckons.

Joining Anstie in the SX2 division will be Terrafirma Honda’s Wilson Todd, who has his sights set on some success indoors, and Gage Linville. Todd provided a look at his potential in supercross at the Grand Prix of Great Britain and will only grow in the not-too-distant future. Linville, on the other hand, is ready to embark on his first international adventure as a professional and put everything that he has learnt at MTF to the test.

The 2022 Australian Supercross Championship begins on Friday, October 21. The series will start in Melbourne before visiting Adelaide, Newcastle and Wagga Wagga.

Justin Brayton:

“It is almost time to go racing in Australia! I cannot wait to see the Australian fans in the stadium and try to chase after my fifth title in a row. I definitely have some unfinished business with the Honda Genuine Polyflor Honda Racing team. We will be leaving no stone unturned as we start another season together.”

Dean Wilson:

“I can finally go back to Australia! I am learning more about my CRF450R every single time that I ride it and know that I will learn a lot from racing in the Australian Supercross Championship. It’s going to be a great four-round series and I hope that we can take some wins along the way.”

Kyle Webster:

“To be able to train at MTF has been incredible for me. There is a lot of knowledge at that facility and I can see the progress that I have made over the last six weeks. I want to be on the podium this year – I am really focused on my goals with the team.”

Max Anstie:

“I am really looking forward to racing in the Australian Supercross Championship for the first time. I have a lot of races under my belt with the team now and I’ve loved every second of it! I want to take that SX2 title, so my goals are quite clear.”

Wilson Todd:

“I obviously had a great outdoor season in Australia, but I have never won in supercross. It would be nice to tick that box this year! It is going to be tough, especially going up against my teammate, but I’ve put in the work on my CRF250R.”

Gage Linville:

“This is going to be a great experience and I have to thank Honda Genuine Polyflor Honda Racing for such an amazing opportunity. I want to learn from all of the knowledge that will be around me – I could not ask for better teammates.

Words: Honda Racing Press Release

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Alberto Forato signs up for Standing Construct Honda MXGP



Although it’s been speculated for a while, it’s always great to get the official PR! One of the rider’s favourite teams to work under, Standing Construct Honda have secured the young and talented Alberto Forato for 2024. Along with Pauls Jonass the team will surely be not just one of the professional in the paddock but fun and friendly! A great match.

Standing Construct Honda MXGP is delighted to announce the signing of Italian sensation Alberto Forato for the upcoming 2024 MXGP season. The 23-year-old talent is set to campaign a Honda CRF450R alongside Pauls Jonass in the highly anticipated 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Forato first made waves on the world stage in 2013 in the European Championship EMX150 class, where he competed on a Honda CRF150 and finished as the championship runner-up. Since then, his remarkable talent has propelled him through the ranks.

Starting his 450 career in 2021, “Alby” has demonstrated consistent improvement each year. After finishing 18th overall in his first full season in MXGP, he has progressed impressively, and finished 11th in 2022.

Continuing his upward trajectory, the charismatic #303 achieved four top-five race finishes in 2023, which includes a thrilling third-place finish in Race 1 at his home Grand Prix in Maggiora.

He was also one of only six riders to win a Qualifying Race and ended his 2023 campaign ranked seventh in the world.

Alberto Forato:
“I’m happy to be back with the Honda family and to join the Standing Construct Honda MXGP team. It’s so important to have a solid team behind you and a strong bike, so I’m really looking forward to the new challenge and seeing what we can do in 2024.”

Tim Mathys:
“We are pleased to welcome Alberto Forato to the team for the 2024 MXGP season. We’ve been watching him in MXGP over the past two years, and his progress has been nothing short of impressive. He will be a great addition to our team, and we look forward to seeing what he, together with Pauls Jonass, can achieve!”

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£100,000 Reasons to race British Motocross with Nora Pro Championship



Following the first few press releases, we are pleased to announce the upcoming payouts and prize money for the new series. We believe that the riders who risk everything to compete in what is arguably the World’s most exciting sport, deserve to earn as much as possible.

We are pleased to announce that the Nora Pro Championship will have a £94,500 payout over the six rounds for the riders and a further £4,200 in payouts for teams, giving the overall Championship a purse of £98,700.

Prize money for riders will be paid out per race, with two MX2 races, two MX1 races and one Superpole. Plenty of opportunities for riders to get rewarded.

Position Prize Money Per Race (5 races) Team Overall on the day
1st £500 £400
2nd £400 £200
3rd £320 £100
4th £260
5th £220
6th £200
7th £180
8th £160
9th £140
10th £120
11th £110
12th £100
13th £90
14th £80
15th £70
16th £60
17th £50
18th £40
19th £30
20th £20

The prize fund per event is £15,750 for riders and £700 for teams.

The total Prize fund for the six-round series will be an incredible £98,700 paid out to riders and teams in 2024.

The prize fund and the format we have chosen will make the event one of the most exciting series in the UK next year and attract some good riders from Europe to battle it out with the British riders. The racing should be fantastic to watch with riders receiving good financial rewards that will make the live streaming exciting for those at home watching these fun action-packed 20-minute plus 2-lap races.

News on title sponsor, tracks, teams, riders, entries and partners will be released as a priority.

The interest in the series so far from teams, riders and the industry has been staggering. For media and sponsorship please direct all contact to James Burfield – [email protected]

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BREAKING NEWS: Nora Pro Championship dates released



Just in. The dates have been selected for the new Nora Pro Championship for 2024. Whilst there are no surprises that there were going to be clashing it still allows riders to race on a Saturday and a Sunday if they want to ride two championships. The good news we hear is the prize fund is substantial and if facts are correct the biggest prize fund in European Motocross. More information will be released this week. PR Below.

We are pleased to announce the dates agreed for the 2024 championship. As you can imagine this was extremely difficult and we had to take some time to deliberate because we didn’t want to clash with the Bridgestone Championship as this will act as the feeder series to the Pro Championship, the Dirtstore British Championship, the Nora British Cup, and some European EMX races. Whilst taking all these into account it didn’t leave many dates available, and unfortunately, there will be clashes with other series including the Fastest 40. However, with the Fastest 40 running their Pro group on a Saturday and the Nora Pro Championship on Sunday only, we hope this helps.

The dates will be as follows:

24th March 2024 – UK

21st April 2024 – UK

12th May 2024 – Europe

28th July 2024 – UK

25th August – Europe

8th September – UK

Tracks will be released over the next two weeks as contracts are completed. The UK tracks have been agreed and as mentioned in a previous release there will be a brand new UK motocross track that no one has used, a great step in the right direction when so many tracks are being closed.

A huge thank you for the support and feedback that we have received already and we are taking that into account. We believe in open communication so we will explain every decision openly to offer clarity.

We are working very hard behind the scenes and are implementing everything to make this championship one of the most professional in Europe. Our only goal is to raise the bar of British motocross.

New website, title sponsor, tracks, European races, partners, features, teams and riders will be released over the coming weeks.

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