Reece Rayner takes 2nd in 85cc and 3rd in 65cc debut with GMR Motorex KTM


On Sunday 17 January 2009, GMR Motorex KTM new recruit Reece Rayner hit the track at the
Lakes Summer Cross, held at the Lake Macquarie Motocross Track, NSW. The circuit boasted lots of hills and tight corners, was dry and hot at first and then muddy late in the afternoon when torrential rain set in.

Reece contested both the 9-11 years 65 cc and 85cc classes, both of which had three races of four laps. There were in excess of 30 riders in the 85cc class with heats being held to accommodate for the number of entries.

“In the 85cc class I got second in each of my three motos, to get second overall for the event, said Rayner.  “Another KTM rider, privateer Egan Mastin got the win in the 85cc class, but I was just really happy to be on the podium at my first official event with GMR.  In the 65cc class I got 4th, 2nd and 1st for third overall. 

“It was a lot of fun and overall I’m really happy with my results and to have the chance to learn from a professional junior racing team like GMR.” 

“Since Lakes was the first major event for the year, it was a good opportunity for Reece to get some experience on the circuit, particularly considering this track will be hosting the Australian Junior Motocross Championship in September,” said Team Manager Glenn Macdonald.

“Reece had a test of all conditions, from a groomed track early in the morning, to a hard pack race track mid morning, followed by torrential rain in the afternoon.  His consistent starts throughout the day, kept him up with the front runners to get a podium in each class, so as a team we couldn’t be happier.

“Performance wise, Reece got better as the day went on and he became more familiar with the track. We have some things we need to work on, but that’s what comes with junior racing, and he has the network of people behind him to achieve just that.”

Reece had his bikes and gear stolen two weeks ago, not the start to the year he was hoping for, yet podium results brightened his spirits.


9-U12 85cc

1.     Eagan Mastin
2.    Reece Rayner
3.     Hunter Lawrence

9-U12 65cc

1.     Cooper Pozniah
2.     David Ustariz
3.    Reece Rayner


*photo courtesy of Mick Innes (SMX Industries)