MX2 rider to pilot Team Honda 114 Motorsports CRF250R this weekend.
Team Australia’s Kyle Webster will be equipped with a Team Honda 114 Motorsports CRF250R at this weekend’s Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN), the same specification bike piloted by compatriot Mitch Evans in the MX2 World Championship.
The Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing rider, who will make his MXoN debut at Assen, arrived in the Netherlands a week ahead of the event, allowing him to sample the bike on European soil.
The Western Australian will utilise the full package on offer, including KYB suspension, which after testing with the team has injected confidence into him for the prestigious race.
“I will be using their bike for the race this weekend,” Webster told MotoOnline.com.au. “It’s definitely a very strong bike – it’s just a bit different to my bike in Australia. I feel this one has more bottom end power and mine has more top end – they just have so much stuff on theirs. I am using their whole bike, suspension and all.
“I was feeling so average for a couple days [after arriving], just being tired and lethargic. It was such a cool experience going to the test track with them and seeing how they work. I feel much more confident after riding the bike a couple of times this week and getting used to it.”
Webster will joined on the Australian team by triple MX Nationals MX1 champion Dean Ferris (Raceline Recover8 KTM) and Regan Duffy (Raceline KTM Thor), who’s replacing Evans after the Queenslander withdrew due to ongoing injures.