Horsham’s world-class motocross track will again be put to the test by the nation’s best riders with the exciting news that the 2024 Penrite ProMX Championship presented by AMX Superstores (ProMX) will be heading to the Victorian venue on Sunday, April 7.
The return of national-level motocross to Horsham after a seven-year absence – and the first time under the recently established ProMX moniker – is not only a nod to the superb spectator, competitor and administrative facilities at the Wimmera complex but also to the challenging 1.7km layout, complete with a state-of-the-art in-ground watering system.
Gold standard in every metric, which is why Horsham, with support from the Horsham Rural City Council, will be hosting round two of the 2024 ProMX title.
Horsham also hosted the 2018 FIM Junior World Motocross Championship
The Horsham circuit is already well-known to many of the top brass in Aussie motocross, including reigning MX1 and MX2 champions Dean Ferris and Wilson Todd who both claimed maximum points when the championship was last held there in 2017.
The event will be run by the Horsham Motorcycle Club, which continues to work tirelessly to raise the profile of motocross in the Wimmera region. Wonthaggi (Vic) will host the season opener of the 2024 ProMX Championship on Sunday, March 17, with further calendar announcements to be made soon.
Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle: “I am thrilled that ProMX is making its first visit to Horsham in 2024. The town and its environs have always been huge motocross supporters, and I know the event will not only be superbly executed but the spectators will come out in their masses to support the event.
“The 2018 Junior World Motocross Championship was a real showcase for what Horsham can deliver, and the new association with ProMX is another feather in its cap.
“Delivering such amazing events doesn’t happen in a vacuum, however, and the support from the Horsham Rural City Council will help us to deliver a truly magnificent event.
”Horsham Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Robyn Gulline “It’s fantastic that Horsham has been chosen to host the Penrite ProMX Championship and to bring elite riders and teams to our city.
“We can’t wait to welcome the competitors and trust they will enjoy their weekend and get a taste of what our part of the world has to offer. We also look forward to the economic benefits that will flow from the event.
“Horsham Motorcycle Club has continually upgraded the quality of the motocross track and support facilities to a level that is suitable to host state, national and international events. You can’t underestimate the value of an event like this for Horsham, providing nation-wide exposure for the region.”