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GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team out in front early at junior nationals

29-09-09

The GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team had a great start to racing at the 2009 Australian Junior Motocross Championship today, collecting some impressive early results.

Day two of the Championships held at the Maffra-Sale Circuit saw Dylan Long and Jay Wilson put in an outstanding display of dominance in the 14-u16 years 85cc two-stroke class, finishing 1-2 respectively in their first of five races for the event.

The 13-14 years 125-150cc two-stroke class was split into two heat races due to rider numbers, with the eventual 40 finalists to be determined after three heat races.

Both Long and Wilson drew heat draw number one and it was Dylan Long who took an impressive holeshot with Wilson hot on his tail. Long went on to a convincing lead, but on the final lap of the race a damaged chain guide took its toll and Long was unable to finish the race which gave the heat win to Wilson, just ahead of Jackson Richardson.

“It appears that a rock has jammed up in the chain guide and snapped it off,” says Team Manager Glenn Macdonald “With the guide dislodging, it wasn’t long before Dylan threw the chain and we simply weren’t able to finish the race. Until that point, Dylan was outstanding.

“Jay did a great job in this race as well. He took a small tumble on lap two but managed to get back up quickly and retain his position.

“We have a harder job ahead of us for Dylan now to ensure he is in the 125-150cc final given his qualifying is now down to his results in the next two heat races.”

Heat two of the 13-14 years 125-150cc class went to Joey Savatgy of the USA.

The 13-14 years 250F class was also split into two heat races with both GMR Motorex KTM racers taking to the grid in heat one.

“Both boys got shocking starts in this race and we lucky to have been in the top 15 coming out of turn one. Dylan and Jay freight-trained their way through the pack and quickly found positions in the top 10” said Macdonald.

“Dylan made a hard charge and had some tough battles on the way before coming across the finish line in second position behind Jacob Wright, while Jay came through to a solid 4th place behind Jake Vella.”

Heat two of the 13-14 years 250F class again went to Joey Savatgy of the USA.

On day three of the Championship (Wednesday 30 September), GMR Motorex KTM will see Long and Wilson again take to the track for the second final for the 14-u16 years 85cc class, as well as another heat race for both the 13-14 years 125-150cc and 250F classes.

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