Continuing a year of firsts for the young squad, Fire Power Honda will enter the prestigious Motocross of Nations this weekend. Max Anstie is set to compete for Team Great Britain aboard a CRF250R and, in addition, the team will lend support to Great Britain’s CRF450R competitor, Tommy Searle.
The same venue that Fire Power Honda made its Pro Motocross debut at, RedBud in Michigan, will be the setting for this weekend’s Motocross of Nations. Racing aboard the CRF450R at the facility in July, Anstie showed top-five speed and will be hoping to uncover similar potential in the MX2 category this weekend.
This weekend marks the start of a new chapter for Anstie, who’s set to race the CRF250R in the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship and the 2023 AMA Supercross series.
The Motocross of Nations welcomes more than 70,000 motocross fans each year and thus Fire Power Honda is grateful to be taking part and giving sponsors exposure on the world’s greatest stage. It was back at the 2017 Motocross of Nations that Anstie confirmed his potential – he swept both motos and secured his place in the record books for years to come.
Max Anstie: “I am looking forward to racing at the Motocross of Nations with Tommy [Searle] and Dean [Wilson]. The event is extremely special to me and to share that experience with the Fire Power Honda team will be memorable for all of us. I chose to race in the MX2 class, as it is a great opportunity to gain knowledge ahead of the upcoming supercross events.”
Yarrive Konsky: “I am super thankful for the support American Honda provides. We raced three rounds of the Pro Motocross series – something that we are not dismissing for next year – and another first for our team is the Motocross of Nations. We are proud to showcase our sponsors in front of a worldwide audience and to support two Honda riders. Being Australian, I am also looking forward to seeing Team Australia at the front of the pack. Seeing all three Australia riders on Honda machinery is another thing to look forward to!”