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GMR Motorex KTM racer Scott Mann wins another national championship and Dylan Long runner up at junior nationals - Day 7

02-10-10

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GMR Motorex KTM racers Scott Mann and Dylan Long have both scored podium results today at the Australian Junior Motocross Championships in what was a thrilling conclusion to the event for the team.

Scott Mann took class honours in the 14-15 years 85cc class today, placing 8th in the final race. Not only did Scott have a 21 point lead heading into the final race, but some hot-headed racing from fellow competitors meant Scott rode conservatively to protect his pending title. An elated Scott gave a double-handed number one salute as he crossed the finish line to celebrate his dual title wins at the event.

Dylan Long also stepped out in the 15 years 125-150cc class. Dylan headed into the final race with a four point lead over Joey Savatgy, which meant Dylan needed to place no worse than one place behind the American to secure the title. Unfortunately the title began to slip from Dylan’s hand as soon as the gate dropped with Savatgy clipping Dylan on the straight.

Dylan was in around 10th position in the early stages of the race while Savatgy had made the break. Dylan rode like a man possessed to gain ground, while a battle out in front ensued between Savatgy and Jackson Richardson. Dylan made his way through the pack and came as close as 2 seconds from the front runners but was not able to make enough ground to secure his points lead on the title. The third place race finish meant Savatgy won the title by just one point over Dylan.

It has been a hectic and successful week at the nationals for the team, with two national titles and two runner-ups for the GMR Motorex KTM racers. It was a tough event and the depth of fields was incredible this year. A number of challenges were faced by the team but that is simply the nature of this sport. Motocross can deliver some cruel blows as well as the sweetest of victories.

We will report again with an overview report shortly.

Thank you to all of our valuable sponsors and supporters and big congratulations to each of the riders and their families, you have done us extremely proud. Well done to all.

Glenn ‘MACA’ Macdonald