MX Nationals Announce THOR MX1 Class


The 2016 MX Nationals is shaping up to be one of the most action packed championships in a number of years, announcing Thor as the naming rights sponsor of the MX1 class.

Press release


Williams Event Management, the MX Nationals and GAS Imports have a long standing relationship which spans over a number of years, and the trio is excited to announce the Thor MX1 class ahead of the series kicking off at round one in Horsham on April 3.

With the Thor MX1 class showcasing the very best in the motocross business, GAS Imports owner Doug Sharp, has today shared his excitement in pairing the internationally recognised brand Thor, with Australia’s premier motocross class.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to see Thor aligned with the MX1 class, and are very proud to extend our support to the MX Nationals even further in 2016,” he said.

“I think most people will agree that with the level of talent in the MX1 class this year, that this could be one of the most hard fought championships in a long time, so to be able to take up the naming rights for the class in 2016 is fantastic.

“Motocross is an integral part of Thor and GAS Imports both locally here in Australia and around the globe. We believe the sport of motocross is one of the most exciting sports in the world and the depth of Australian talent and international talent in the MX Nationals is first class – we are very proud to be showcasing this via our sponsorship of the MX1 class in 2016.”

MX Nationals Series Promoter Kevin Williams, also spoke of the newly named MX1 class.

“It is fantastic to have the extended support of GAS Imports in 2016, and to announce the newly named Thor MX1 class,” Williams shared.

“The team at GAS Imports have long been great supporters of the MX Nationals as a series, so it’s great to welcome Thor as the new naming rights sponsor to our premier class.

“We have a couple of big names who have returned from racing the MXGP, we have an MX1 defending champ, as well as guys stepping up into the MX1 class for very the first time, so it’s going to be one action packed year of racing and we are very excited to have Thor and GAS Imports on board.”

Further information regarding MX Nationals official sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.


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