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MX Nationals to tear into region for round 7

David Lee July 12, 2017
REVVING INTO TOWN… The Motul MX Nationals round seven will kick off in Mooroopna on Sunday, July 16. Photo: Supplied.

REVVING INTO TOWN… The Motul MX Nationals round seven will kick off in Mooroopna on Sunday, July 16. Photo: Supplied.

ROUND seven of the Motul MX Nationals is set to tear up the track in Mooroopna, with more than 100 competitors expected to converge on the city.

Held at the Shepparton Motocross Track, 5010 Echuca Road, Mooroopna on Sunday, July 16, the Motul MX Nationals brings with it, a loyal fan base, as well as more than 20 team trucks.

The Motul MX Nationals attracts the most talented Australian motocross racers, as well as some of the best international motocross racers to the Championship throughout the season.

With just days until the championship kicks off in Mooroopna, preparations for the events’ arrival are well underway.

Series Promoter, Kevin Williams said, “We are very excited to be heading back to Shepparton for round seven this weekend, and if the first six rounds this year are anything to go by, then Sunday is set to produce some of the best racing of the season.

“Championships are tight in both the MXD and MX2 classes so the title chase is just getting started there, and currently we haven’t had a rider who’s been able to break our defending MX1 champion Dean Ferris’ round winning streak, so Shepparton could be a place of crucial moments in our championships.

“Shepparton has a huge number of motorcycling enthusiasts and the local council and its residents always support our series, so we’re expecting that healthy crowds will come to cheer on Australia’s best this weekend.”

As well as each of the major championship classes (MX1, MX2, & MXD) taking to the track at Shepparton on Sunday, the 125cc Gold Cup Senior category will also join Australia’s heavy hitters as the support class at Round 7.

“This weekend we have something for everyone at Round 7. Whether it’s supporting a local like Dylan Long, cheering on Australia’s best or you’re just a motorsport lover needing to get your racing fix, the Motul MX Nationals is an event for everyone, and we can’t wait to bring it back to Shepparton in Victoria this Sunday.”

Tickets are available at the gate with adults costing, $30, children costing $20 and a family of two adults and two children (5 to 15 years) costing $70.

Gates open at 7:30am with bikes to be on the track from 8am.