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GMR Motorex KTM racers achieve preliminary selection for Australian World Junior MX Team

08-05-09

All three junior GMR Motorex KTM racers received the exciting news that they have achieved a preliminary position on the Australian World Junior MX Team after initial selection took place by Motorcycling Australia representatives recently.

Sam Duncanson has made preliminary selection for the 125/250 15-18 years class with Dylan Long and Jay Wilson in the 12 to 15 years 85cc category.

All three racers have now faced a test of off-bike fitness and on-bike track time at an Australian Institute of Sport boot-camp scheduled for 6, 7 & 8 May in Canberra.

Motorcycling Australia representatives will assess the performance of each rider against specific criteria and will announce the final team selection shortly after the AIS boot camp.

Commenting on the preliminary selection, Team Manager Glenn Macdonald is extremely proud of his young chargers

“Some of Australia’s very best talent is vying for a position on the Australian World Junior Team.

To have both of our 85cc team racers in the running for final selection is a great achievement and I am extremely proud of both of them.

Reigning Australian junior motocross champion Sam Duncanson, has also achieved pre-selection in the 15-18 years age group and to achieve this against such stiff competition is incredible for a rider of just 15 years.

We will however be keeping focus on our State and National championships and taking the world junior team selection process one step at a time. The final team selection will be a difficult choice for the selectors particularly with the depth of talent in the Lites class.

I have got no doubt at all that our riders have the on-bike skills, speed and fitness and if selected to head over at Taupo in NZ in August, all three would put in 100% at an individual level and would be honoured to race for their country.”

“We also congratulate our senior Motorex KTM counterparts Tye Simmonds and Jason Reed in their pre-selection for the Lites class.”

Stay tuned to www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au for news and results.

*Pictured L-R:  Long, Wilson & Duncanson