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Podium rush for GMR Motorex KTM racers at Aust. World Junior Team qualifier

06-04-09

GMR Motorex KTM racers Dylan Long and Jay Wilson have dominated one of the most high profile junior events of the season  - the qualifying event for the Australian team to compete in the World Junior Championships to be held in Taupo, NZ come August.

Racing at the Albury-Wodonga Motocross Circuit, Dylan Long secured a first overall and Jay Wilson a third overall position in the 12 u-16 years 85cc race, providing them with a great opportunity for team selection.

Commenting on the team’s results, GMR Motorex KTM Race Team Manager, Glenn Macdonald said, “Racing took place over two days, on the first day it was Jay Wilson who pulled the holeshot securing the early lead.  Dylan Long made a pass for the lead with both GMR Motorex KTM racers out in front, and setting the scene on board their KTM 85 SX machines.  Long checked out for the win, and mid race Jay Wilson had some pressure from Jackson Richardson who claimed second, with Wilson in third.

“On the second day of racing Dylan and Jay entered two additional motos in the 85cc class, with all competitors battling for a podium position on a tough and demanding track.   Dylan Long again smoked the field, with Jay Wilson riding home in fourth.

“The final moto was shaping up to be another exciting battle with Dylan keen to secure a clean-sweep, and Jay striving for a fourth or better position, which would secure him a podium for the overall event.

“Dylan got off to a flying start on the KTM 85 SX, and again checked out on the field to take the win and the overall crown for the event.  Jay Wilson was running fourth in the final moto, and lost a position to fifth, but fought back to fourth by the chequered flag, which secured him third overall for the qualifying event.

“Both riders put in a commendable effort and GMR Motorex KTM is proud to be a part of their junior development in racing.  Combining their results from this event, plus recent state and national events will give them a good chance to make the Australian team to compete in the World Junior Championships, which will be held in New Zealand this August.

“The final decision will be made by an advisory board made up of the Australian World Junior Team Manager, Mark Willingham, the coach Greg Moss, and a number of Motorcycling Australia Commissioners who will asses all rider’s results.  A preliminary selection of team riders will occur towards the end of April with the group due to attend the Australian Institute of Sport to assess their fitness in early May, at this time a final confirmation of riders will be selected to attend the World Junior Championships.”

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