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Australia's 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals

The 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals, championship series will be conducted over 10 rounds visiting, VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and WA.

MX1 (Pro Open) Class will compete at all 10 rounds

MX2, (Pro Lites) Class will compete at all 10 rounds

MXD(Under 19’s) Class will compete at 8 rounds, They will not be competing at rounds 5 Waneroo or 6 Swan Hill.

Vets: Championships will be contested over 2 rounds, Round 6 Swan Hill and round 10 Coolum.

Two Stroke Cup: Will compete at rounds 9 Gladstone and 10 Coolum.

Other support classes:

  • C Grade Senior Lites, at round 4 Murray Bridge and round 5 Wanneroo WA.

2 new support classes for 2014:

  • Yamaha 125cc Rookie Cup, will compete at round 2 Appin, this class is for Junior riders on 2 stroke 125cc bikes only, riders aged between 13 and 15 years are eligible.

  • Honda CRF150 Cup, at round 3 Wonthaggi and round 10 Coolum.

At five rounds there will be the traditional 2 moto format the same as in 2013 with 4 classes on the card, the MX1 and MX2 classes will do 2 x 30 minutes plus 1 lap moto's at these rounds and the MXD will do 2 x 20 minute plus 1 lap motos.

New for 2014 at 5 rounds the MX1, MX2 and MXD will all do 3 x 20 minute plus 1 lap moto's.

We spoke to some riders and here's what they had to say:

#3 MX2 Ryan Marmont: "I have a full time job now and racing the new 20 minute format will be sweet, i think this is a good balance, i think we should see some great racing in the 20 minute formats".

#2 MX1 Jay Marmont: "I really like the 3 x 20 minute moto format, if you have a poor race you can still work hard for a solid overall, and keeping 5 traditional rounds should keep most happy".

# 3 MX1 ADAM Monea: "I think this format will be better than thae back to back format in 2012 and should produce some great racing, having the traditional format at 5 rounds is great as-well, its the best of both worlds, and with more point scoring races it should keep the series alive".

Entries will Open Feb 10th.