Sunny days at Cessnock for KTM at NSW Motocross Champs


The final round of the NSW Motocross Championships held at Cessnock was full of excitement for KTM racers with all factory riders achieving a top three result in their respective classes for the overall Championship.

Local rider Jason Reed won two Championship titles - both the 15 years 125cc and 250F class, Sam Duncanson won the 13-14 years 125cc Championship and placed second in the 13-14 years 250cc Championship, while Tye Simmonds placed second in both the Pro Lites and Pro Open Championship.

GMR Motorex KTM Race Team Manager, Glenn Macdonald comments on junior racers Jason Reed and Sam Duncanson, “Racing was over two days for the final round, and Sam Duncanson plus Jason Reed both took three straight moto wins each on the first day, absolutely dominating the event.  Their domination scored them both a win in the 125cc class.

“On the final day of racing, both riders contested their respective 250F classes.  Sam Duncanson entered the final round on equal points, against hard charger Dylan Gosling in the13-14 years 250F class, but it was Gosling who clenched the early points lead by taking themoto one race win.   While Duncanson struggled in the opening stages of the first moto, he made an impressive hard charge through the field for a solid fifth place. 

“Duncanson then led Gosling in race two, until the final stages of the race, where the two battled and diced, with Gosling securing the race win.   Duncanson finished in second place in race three of the day, and his 5-2-2 results secured him second overall for the round, and second overall for the 13-14 years 250F Championship, behind Dylan Gosling.

“Jason Reed faced a tough battle against the recent National Rookies Series Champion, Dylan Peterson throughout the final day of racing.  He picked up 1-2-2 results placing second for the round, but most importantly he clenched the series win in the premier junior class.

“Peterson, who did not contest round one of the series, was the stronger racer on the day, but it was Reed who took home the Championship.  Both riders rode exceptionally well and were the absolute stand outs in the 15 years age group, leading their near competitors in excess of 20 seconds.  Reed rode smart and consistent on the increasing rough track and kept focus on the goal to bring home the title.

”Both riders and all other GMR Motorex KTM junior racers will now focus on preparing for the Australian Junior Motocross Championship commencing on September 28 in WA.”

Reigning Under 19s National Motocross Champion, Tye Simmonds also contended the NSW Motocross Championship for Motorex KTM Racing, in preparation for the new Australian Super X Championship, commencing in Perth on October 4.

Motorex KTM Race Team Manager, Ross McWatters comments, “Everything Tye enters right now is about preparation for Super X, where he will race in the Pro Lites class. 

"Tye continuously shows he is a racer that is going to shake up the usual front runners. In this NSW Motocross Championship, Tye placed second in both the Pro Lites & Pro Open class, and at the final round he still held his own whilst battling with bronchitis, which shows he has a never say never attitude.”

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