CRF Honda Racing challenger completes pre-season in New Zealand.
Victory in the MX2 class of the New Zealand MX Nationals has offered Kyle Webster a timely boost ahead of his campaign in the Pirelli MX Nationals, scheduled to commence on 17 March at Appin in New South Wales.
The Pirelli Penrite CRF Honda Racing rider travelled to the country to contest rounds two and three of the series, exiting the experience with a victory over defending champion Hamish Harwood (CML Motorex KTM Team) and Australian Mason Semmens (Davey Motorsports KTM).
“The third and final moto at Pukekohe was a really good one,” said Webster. “I made a great start and then focussed hard on the first few laps to open a gap and I lead the whole way to win the race. The 3-3-1 moto scores then gave me the overall round win on countback, which was an awesome way to wrap up the NZ trip.
“I really have to say thanks to Mark and the Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing team and Honda in Australia and New Zealand, Coops and his team, and all the other sponsors who made the trip possible. Like I said, the trip was a total blast!
“There’s nothing like racing at the highest levels and being on the gas the whole time to get you up to speed for the start of the local season. There was a real depth of talent in the New Zealand competition and that only makes you lift your game and it’s really boosted me for the Australian MX Nationals opener in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait.”
Entering his fifth MX Nationals campaign in the MX2 category, and with a number of wins behind from 2018, Webster is considered a title contender this season.