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Just days to go till the FIM Awards 2017

In just a few days’ time, the FIM will proudly reward 36 World Champions, 12 teams and 4 awardees at the 2017 FIM Awards Ceremony in...
Just days to go till the FIM Awards 2017
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2017 Make Smoking History Australian Supermoto Championships Wrap Up

The 2017 Make Smoking History Australian Supermoto Championships were conducted over the weekend of the 18th & 19th November, determining the...
2017 Make Smoking History Australian Supermoto Championships Wrap Up
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A look behind the scenes – first aid extraordinaire!!

The sport that we do is inherently dangerous and it is inevitable that sometimes it all comes unstuck resulting in a bit of a fall, sometimes a...
A look behind the scenes – first aid extraordinaire!!
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MWA Women Finalists in FIM Women’s Award

MWA Women Finalists in FIM Women’s Award
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2017 Make Smoking History Australian Supermoto Championships Ready to Kick into Overdrive

The 2017 Make Smoking History Australian Supermoto Championships are fast approaching, taking place at the Wanneroo International Kartway at Neerabup...
2017 Make Smoking History Australian Supermoto Championships Ready to Kick into Overdrive
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Maureen Davey Awarded MWA's Most Outstanding Woman Involved in the Sport

Shannons Insurance Motorcycling Western Australia's Night of Champions.
Maureen Davey Awarded MWA's Most Outstanding Woman Involved in the Sport
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Jemma Merrylees achieves MWAW's Race Recognition Award

Jemma Merrylees achieves MWAW's Race Recognition Award
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The Inside Story 2017 MX Nationals: Tough Times only make the tough more determined !!

Coming into the national event this year I was really excited, I was just feeling good on the bike and felt fitter than I had been all year.
The Inside Story 2017 MX Nationals: Tough Times only make the tough more determined !!
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Shannons Insurance Motorcycling Western Australia Awards Night 2017

On Friday the 13th October Motorcycling Western Australia held the “2017 Night of Champions” night which also included the “Hall of...
Shannons Insurance Motorcycling Western Australia Awards Night 2017
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Super Achievement for Lara O in 2017

Lara O’Leary or HRH as many know her at Motocross was one of only two Junior Girls that competed in every round of the 2017 WAMX Make Smoking...
Super Achievement for Lara O in 2017
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The Inside Story, the High’s and Lows of National MX competition

It was a spur of the moment decision to make the trip over to Coolum in Queensland and compete in the Motul MX Nationals, after a good friend of mine...
The Inside Story, the High’s and Lows of National MX competition
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WA Podiums in AJMX Interstate Challenge

WA Podiums in AJMX Interstate Challenge
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WA crowns a dual Australian champ in the Jnr ATV at Murray Bridge

The 2017 Polaris Australian ATV & Sidecar MX Championship was held at Murray Bridge Motorcycle Club on the weekend of the 30th September –...
WA crowns a dual Australian champ in the Jnr ATV at Murray Bridge
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Champions crowned on final day of Horsham's KTM AJMX

The final day of the KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship (AJMX) in Horsham, Victoria, saw triumphs and tribulations as 13 national titles...
Champions crowned on final day of Horsham's KTM AJMX
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WA State Motocross Championships 2018

WA State Motocross Championships 2018
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MWA SHANNONS INSURANCE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

With the final rounds of the  MWA State Championships just around the corner, we are now preparing for the 2017 WA State Championship Award...
MWA SHANNONS INSURANCE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
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Desert Race to Rev up Local Economy

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has agreed to put up $25,000 sponsorship and $2500 in-kind support to host and run the Kalgoorlie Desert Race in...
Desert Race to Rev up Local Economy
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KTM AJMXC Interstate Challenge Ready to Rumble!

   
KTM AJMXC Interstate Challenge Ready to Rumble!
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End of Season Celebration at the Chain Reaction Moto Girls Interclub

End of Season Celebration at the Chain Reaction Moto Girls Interclub
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Motorcycling WA Women's Award Nominations Now Open

Motorcycling WA Women's Award Nominations Now Open

The Inside Story

 The inside story – High’s and Low’s of National MX competition
  by Chelsea Blakers

Day 1 of the event had me and all the WA girls excited and nervous. The track looked really fun and nice and soft. We were second out for qualifying and the track was quite dry, hard and slippery. The wind was crazy and dried the track out quickly causing it to be quite skatey.  I qualified in 8th position which I was surprised with. I decided to be more of a supporter of the event than a racer this year as I was unable to train much in the lead up to the event.

Race 1 and 2 I managed to place 7th and 6th which put me in a good position in equal 5th overall at the half  way point. Trying not to let my competitiveness take over, I entered Sunday with a 'be consistent' attitude. A first lap crash in moto 3 had me working hard to make up several positions to finish in 8th. Heading into the final moto I was sitting in 6th overall, I was hoping to finish with a strong positing race and come away with a 6th or better finish. Unfortunately through a fast section just after the start the rider in front of me went down. I was mid flight and couldn't do anything. I crashed into her bike and went down pretty hard. I immediately got up, ran to my bike and got it going. As I went to take off I knew something wasn't right and I was unable to finish the race due to a complete fracture and displacement of my collarbone. I am pretty disappointed to say the least. But focussing on positives, even with a DNF I managed to place 11th overall in the 2017 Australian Women's MX Championships. 

I would like to say a big thank you to the WA Women's Committee for offering some support to help get us girls to the event and also Neil Dunne for the transport of our bikes.


  The Inside Story – A Great Experience to be at the Motul MX Australian Women’s Titles
   by Tahlia Lang 

2017 Coolum Nationals were an experience and a half, without the support of my sponsors and especially  Neil Dunn it wouldn't have been possible. Day one started out ok. Qualified 22 out of 31, moto one was sitting 17th when I hit a kicker on one of the tabletops and went over the hangers. Got back up to finish 28th.  Second moto was better finished 19th, but after the first moto was a bit sore.

Day 2, third moto forgot to turn electric goggles on (rookie mistake) had to pull goggles off as I couldn't see. Fourth
moto was a good one for me finished 17th, but to see a good friend on the ground first lap was tough. Luckily she is a tough cookie like 99% of WA women that race. Massive effort by WA to have made up 1/3 of the women's race.

Thanks to Steve's Menswear Manjimup, Black Anchor Tattoos Busselton Bunbury Shire, WA Womens committee and Chain Reaction Motorcycles for their support.


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