A solid start for GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team at junior nationals


The GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team had a great start to their 2009 Australian Junior Motocross Championship campaign during practice sessions today with bike set up and solid lap times now under their belts.

Day one of the Championships held at the Maffra-Sale Circuit saw Dylan Long and Jay Wilson putting in solid performances in all three classes they are contesting during the week long event.

In the 14-u1 years 85cc two-stroke class, it was Long and Wilson who clocked the fastest lap times on board their KTM 85SX machines.

The 13-14 years 125-150cc two-stroke class was split into two practice sessions due to rider numbers and it was Long who clocked the fastest time in session one by close to three seconds, while Wilson picked up the fastest time in session two. In combined times, it was Long followed by US racer Joey Savatgy and then Wilson.

The 13-14 years 250F class was also split into two sessions, with Wilson being nipped for the fastest lap by just .3 of a second by Jacob Wright. Long then went on to score the fastest lap in session two. In combined times, it was Long, Wright and Wilson the three fastest for the class.

“Our practice sessions and fine tuning of the bikes went extremely well today,” says Team Manager Glenn Macdonald. “Despite our solid performance in the 85cc practice today, we did come away needing to make some minor changes so we are quite confident heading into round one of racing tomorrow.”

“In the 125-150cc class, our KTM 150SX machines were on song. We made only very minor adjustments to suspension after the session.”

“The 250F class again saw both riders at the pointy end, but we are under no illusions. The competition is very tough in all classes we are contesting this year and this is only day one. It’s a long week ahead for the GMR Motorex KTM racers and racing three bikes is also a challenge. We are looking forward to the business end of things when the gates drop tomorrow.”

“Overall, I am really pleased with our preparation for the event, and the hard work in the lead up has meant we have only had to make very minor changes to refine our set up to ensure our riders are 100% happy out on the track and I am confident that both Dylan and Jay will be in the mix throughout the Championship.”

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