Off-road champions to converge on Melbourne for Head2Head Endurocross
Anticipation is building ahead of the Australian Motorcycle Finance Head2Head Endurocross presented by Yamaha at MOTO EXPO, with 20 of the best off-road racers from Australia and abroad confirmed to contest the inaugural event.
The field features some of the biggest names in off-road racing including current Enduro-X Champion Chris Hollis, four-time Finke Desert Race Champion Ben Grabham, World Freestyle Trials Champion Jack Field and top ranked German Trials rider Adrian Gueggemos.
Some of Australia’s best junior riders are also confirmed for the invitation only event. Tom McCormack, Scott Keegan and Daniel Sanders, members of Australia’s highly successful ISDE World Junior Trophy Team, which placed third in Argentina, will all participate.
McCormack, who won every major championship in the E1 category (250cc) in 2014, will make his debut for CDR Yamaha at MOTO EXPO. The 21 year-old will join teammate Chris Hollis and debut the 2015 WR250F in the Head2Head Endurocross.
In a unique brand of competition, riders will compete on a smaller track incorporating all the standard endurocross obstacles including logs, rocks, tyres and sand.
Event organiser, Australian Enduro-x stalwart Dave Robbins said bringing this calibre of riders together for the inaugural event was fantastic achievement.
“The track area is restricted in size and only allows 2 riders at a time to compete against one another,” said Robbins.
“This created the head2head concept, where riders will qualify in seeding order and eventually there will be two riders left for the final.
“It is a little similar to the Australian Open tennis where the top two qualifiers play off, but our riders will get a second chance along the way,” Robbins explained
Spectators will have close up access to the Head2Head Endurocross track and be able to interact with the competitors after each event.
Media are invited to attend official practice at 2.00pm on Friday 28 November. Racing will take place between 2pm and 3pm on both Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November
The Australian Motorcycle Finance Head2Head Endurocross presented by Yamaha is also supported by Pirelli, Sony Action Cam and Transmoto.
Australian Motorcycle Finance Head2Head Endurocross Competitor List
- Chris Hollis, CDR Yamaha
- Tom Mc Cormack, CDR Yamaha
- Scott Keegan, Husqvarna
- Tye Simmonds, Yamaha
- Ben Grabham, KTM Aust
- Daniel Sanders, KTM Aust
- Wayde Carter, KTM Aust
- Adam Reiman, KTM Aust
- Peter Boyle , KTM
- Tom Mason, KTM
- Nic Tomlinson, KTM
- Jack Field, Gas Gas
- Broc Grabham, Sherco
- Damien Smith, Husqvarna
- Adrian Guggemos, Beta
- Stefan Granguist
- Rob Nowack
- Jayden Grimshaw
- Tim Coleman