Motocross

Monsters of Rock!

Monsters of Rock!

, extreme sports athletes, journos and media whores all converge on Rockingham Motor Speedway for Oakley’s annual motocross day. MOTOCROSS STARS, extreme sports athletes, journos and media whores all converge on Rockingham Motor Speedway for Oakley’s annual motocross day. The get-together has brought Boyzone’s Shane Lynch, superstar DJ Brandon Block, Albion KTM’s Stephen Sword and downhill mountainbike racers Steve Peat, Will Longden, Greg Minnaar, Scott ‘boom-boom’ Beaumont and a whole host of others to the Jon Pettit/Rob Warner designed track.
As well as accomplished riders, the event also caters for first time wobblers kitted out in brand-new Fox kit and they take to the track on XR400s supplied by the CAS Honda experience. Everyone seems to have huge ear-to-ear grins and no-one gets hurt even though there’s a few minor spills and one near miss – course designer Warner avoids splattering a fallen-rider by inches – on the technical, jump-filled course.
It’s the big, safe jumps that allow Swordy and Pettit to put on a masterclass in whipping as they throw their KTM thumpers sideways. World downhill mountainbike champ Minnaar is also throwing his KTM around with fine style and ex-GP MXer turned World Cup MTBer Lewis King still looks pretty fast on his motocross bike.
All-in-all everyone regardless of speed or style has a great day and I can’t wait for the next one. Big thanks to everyone at Oakley, Fox and Si and James at TBM for the loan of the bike.