2017 KTM AJMX Australia Junior Motocross Championship
Almost 400 groms took to the Horsham Motorcycle Club in Victoria, Australia last week for the KTM Australia Junior Motocross Championship, and what an event it was. Here at MXstore, we're huge believers in investing in the future of our sport, so we sent our main man Josh Walsh down to Victoria to cover the racing and help build some exposure for what is widely recognised as Australia's premier Junior motocross racing event. We were fortunate enough to grab some time with some of the best junior racers in the country and get their views on the sport and what the future holds for them, so check them out in the video below and see the future of Australian motocross racing in action.
The event itself turned out to be a huge success, with the levels of skill, speed and style on display throughout all the different age groups impressing everyone in attendance. Horsham Motorcycle Club did an amazing job hosting the event, and club president Kenny Watts was ecstatic to once again hold the event after previously hosting it back in 2013.
“Back in 2013, we created the format that has run over the past couple of years at the Australian Junior Motocross Championship, and we think we can still improve that a little bit more,” Watts said.
The 2017 AJMX made it a double coup for the Horsham Motorcycle Club, which is also set to host the FIM World Junior Motocross Championship (WJMX) at Dooen Recreational Reserve in 2018. Watts said he expected the 2017 AJMX to provide the perfect lead in for competitors heading into club’s centennial celebrations in 2018.
“We’re hoping that we can actually raise the profile of the Australian junior titles by being the club that is hosting the World Junior Motocross Championship in 2018, with the likelihood that we can attract international junior riders to come to an Australian title.”
The Aussie competitors certainly threw down some impressive times, and when it came to the main events there was some serious competition across all classes for the top step of the podium. With a huge amount of competitors lining up across multiple bike classes and several age groups there was action aplenty, but by the time the week rounded out there could only be one winner from each class.
Check out the results recap below:
- Graduating Junior Lites Class Champion - Bailey Malkiewicz @bailey_malkiewicz_47
- Junior Lites Class Champion - Dante Hyam @dantehyam92
- Female Junior Lites Class Champion - Tahlia O'Hare @tj.625
- 125cc Class Champion - Mason Semmens @masonsemmens
- 125cc 12-U15 Class Champion - Regan Duffy @reganduffy61
- Mini Lites BW 14-U16 Class Champion - Noah Ferguson @noahferguson29
- Mini Lites BW 12-U14 Class Champion - Alex Larwood @alexlarwood520
- Female Mini Lites Class Champion - Charli Cannon @charlicannon_F1
- Mini Lites SW 9-U12 Class Champion - Jett Burgess-Steven @jett.mx757
- 65cc 11-U12 Class Champion - Jesse Holding @438racing
- 65cc 9-U11 Class Champion - Ky Woods @woodsy262
- 65cc 7-U9 Class Champion - Seth Shackleton @shacks665
- 50cc Class Champion - Seth Shackleton @shacks665
MXstore would like to congratulate everyone who took part in what was an epic event. It was great to see the same passion and desire seen in the senior ranks on display throughout the future generations of the sport. We've already locked down the World Juniors into our events calendar for 2018 and we can't wait to see the best of Australia take on the best of the rest of the world.
Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).
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