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GMR Motorex KTM juniors shake up QLD and NSW events

16-06-08

Making an impact on the racing scene in QLD and NSW, Motorex KTM juniors have continued to secure podium positions at various events in their home states.

Starting in QLD at the Sunshine State Series, Jesse Dobson won the 9-u12 85cc class and Sam Duncanson placed second in the 13-14 years Lites class. 

In NSW, Joben Baldwin won both the 12-16 years 85cc and 13-16 years 125cc races at an Albury Club event, while Jason Reed won the Junior Lites class at a Cessnock Club day.

For the majority of the team, the events have been a training platform for the final round of the National Rookies Series to be held at Lake Macquarie (Lakes) in NSW on June 22. 

GMR Motorex KTM Junior Race Team Manager, Glenn Macdonald comments, “All team riders have really progressed with their racing, after entering so many club events in the past couple of months.  These club events are of great importance to train for state and national championships. 

“Each rider’s results from club days over the weekend shows dedication pays off.  At Albury, Joben Baldwin was a stand out, taking three straight wins on his KTM 85 SX and 125 SX -  he was riding unbelievably fast.   At Cessnock, Jason Reed followed suit with three straight wins in his Lites races on the KTM 250 SX-F. 

“In the Sunshine State Series 13-14 years Lites class, Sam Duncanson picked up a 1-2-4 result, against some of the countries hottest contenders including Shaun Redhead (YJDT), Thomas Rushton (Kawasaki) and Jacob Wright (HRA).  The race results in this class placed Shaun Redhead and Sam Duncanson on equal 65 points, however a better placed finish in the final moto for Redhead meant that he was awarded the overall win for the day, with Sam Duncanson in second.  

“Our youngest member of the team Jesse Dobson, is becoming a household name on the Sunshine Coast with a never say die attitude to racing.  His entry into the Sunshine Coast Series 9-u 12 85cc small wheel class was highly commendable.   Jesse secured 1-1-2 results over the course of the day, which locked in the win for the event. 

“There is no class for Jesse to ride in the National Rookies Series this weekend at Lakes, but for the rest of the team we have a big weekend coming up where we hope to have continued podium success. 

“Missing from the team action for the past few weeks has been Tassie rider, Dylan Berwick, who has multiple fractures in his finger, sustained at the second round of the Victorian State Junior Motocross Championship at Melton.  We’re also hoping he will be making a return to Lakes this Sunday, as he would also be within a shot for a podium or two at the Rookies Series.” 

Racing results from the National Rookies Series at Lakes will be posted at www.ktm.com.au and www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au