News 28 Jun 2024

MobileX backing Webster in Pro Motocross starts

US-based brand of Peter Adderton supporting Australian MX1 leader.

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Australian MX1 points-leader Kyle Webster will line up with backing from Peter Adderton’s MobileX brand in his guest starts as part of the Fire Power Honda team in AMA Pro Motocross at Southwick and RedBud.

Webster has won four of five rounds in the 2024 season at home, where he rides with Boost Mobile – the Australian company also founded by Adderton – as his primary backer at Honda Racing.

It was revealed directly following last Sunday’s Murray Bridge round of the ProMX season, where he went 1-1, that Webster would be trying his hand in American competition for the first time. He shook down his CRF450R during press day at Southwick this afternoon.

“I’ve always wanted to go and race [Southwick], and I think that it’s good that it came this year, and not last year,” Webster told MotoOnline. “I wasn’t really up to speed last year, so I think that it’s good that I waited, I’ve definitely got more under my belt this year and I’m in a better position to go and do it, so I’m excited. It’s going to be awesome.”

MobileX founder and CEO Adderton commented: “Motocross is exciting, fast, and about as limitless as it gets in motorsport. It’s a pastime enjoyed by many Americans and a lifestyle choice.

“MobileX isn’t just the most cost-efficient wireless service, it’s a lifestyle brand that people are passionate about. Motocross personifies our ethos of expression, freedom, and adventure. We aren’t just redefining how people connect, we are also powering dreams.”

MobileX has been prominent supporter of Australians crossing over into the United States, previously with Supercars drivers Brodie Kostecki (Indianapolis 2023) and Will Brown (Sonoma 2024) in NASCAR Cup Series guest appearances. That same type of opportunity has been extended to Webster through the Boost Mobile ties of Yarrive Konsky’s international Honda program.

“I’m interested to see where Kyle’s speed is at against some of the best riders in the world,” said Konsky. “He’s riding exceptionally well in Australia. We are equally excited about the new alliance with MobileX – they are changing the way people connect.”

Fire Power Honda will make its first official start outdoors this weekend since lining up at RedBud in 2022 with Max Anstie, with Monster Energy Supercross team regular Dean Wilson set to join Webster next weekend at round six of the Pro Motocross season.