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Dobson and Baldwin on the gas at National Summer of Supercross finale

03-03-08

GMR Motorex KTM junior racers put in some solid results at the final round of the National Summer of Supercross held in Dubbo over the weekend, with Jesse Dobson from Noosa (QLD), taking second in the 9-u 11 years 85cc arenacross class for the round, and Joben Baldwin from Albury (NSW), taking third overall in the 125cc 13-u16 years class, for the overall Championship.

Although Jesse had not competed in the first round of the series held at Tooridan in VIC, the Dobson family came down from Noosa in QLD to chase some competition.

Competing in four motos, Dobson started off strong with a win in his opening race, but then he had a get-off crashing in his next moto. Not letting his crash deter his results, Dobson went on to take another win in his third moto and a second in his final moto.

Dobson’s consistent results secured him second for the Dubbo round, behind fellow KTM rider Jeremy Tyndall riding for macacoaching.com. Third went to Aaron Tanti.

GMR Motorex KTM, Race Team Manager, Glenn MacDonald comments, “It was great to see Dobson display his arenacross skills at Dubbo, he is a great competitor and awesome to watch.
“Dobson’s crash in the second race was unfortunate and cost him the win for the round, but I was extremely pleased with his speed and results in the remaining races. To see Dobson on the podium for second place at the Dubbo round was a great result for GMR Motorex KTM.

“Joben Baldwin also did a great job at Dubbo and played it very calm and consistent all day. I don’t think the event was a true reflection of Joben’s speed and ability as we wanted to remain conservative.

“GMR Motorex KTM Junior Racing have major Championship events in coming weeks and we are 100 percent committed to his success in those events.”

Joben Baldwin contested three classes at the Dubbo event including the 125cc supercross, 85cc arenacross, and 125cc arenacross, although he missed out on a podium at the round in all classes, his combined results from 125cc arenacross at the Tooridan and Dubbo gave him third overall for the 13-u16 - 125cc arenacross championship. First went to Luke Clout and second to Christopher Gay.

Final team member Dylan Berwick from Bernie, (TAS) was also entered to compete in the Dubbo event but had to withdraw after coming down with a virus that saw him too sick to race.

“It was extremely disappointing for young Dylan to come down with a virus at the event, as he was particularly keen to have a hit out at Dubbo, added GMR Motorex KTM, Race Team Manager, Glenn MacDonald. “Dylan came into the event leading the arenacross series on the 125, and was in third for the Junior Lites Supercross so it was quite disheartening for him.”

GMR Motorex KTM junior racing will regroup this weekend at Tivoli in QLD for the opening round of the National Rookies Series, which will be held in conjunction with the National Women’s Motocross Championship.