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Podium rush for GMR Motorex KTM racers at junior nationals

15-10-10

EVENT INFORMATION

• Australian Junior Motocross Championships
• Lakes, NSW
• Event date 25 September to 2 October 2010

TEAM RESULTS

Reece Rayner 9-11 years 65cc KTM65SX Ipswich QLD 2nd
Reece Rayner 9-11 years 85cc KTM85Sx Ipswich QLD 8th
Scott Mann 14-15 years 85cc KTM85Sx Cornubia QLD 1st
Scott Mann 13-14 years 125-150cc KTM150SX Cornubia QLD 1st
Dylan Long 15 years 125-150cc KTM150SX Benalla VIC 2nd
Dylan Long 15 years 250F KTM250SXF Benalla VIC 5th

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS IN CLASSES CONTESTED

Hunter Lawrence 9-11 years 65cc
Mitchell Evans 9-11 years 85cc
Scott Mann 14-15 years 85cc
Scott Mann 13-14 years 125-150cc
Joey Savatgy (US) 15 years 125-150cc
Joey Savatgy (US) 15 years 250F

DESCRIPTION OF THE TRACK:

• Hilly, hard packed and with limited line choice

POINTS OF INTEREST:

• Scott Mann takes dual national championship honors
• GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team scored 4 podium finishes in 6 classes contested
• The team was hit with a bout of illness at the beginning of the event
• Jay Wilson was unable to race at the event due to injury but was in attendance in support of his team mates

QUOTES

RACER – Reece Rayner

I am really pumped to come second in the 65cc class. I have been training really hard and although first would have been awesome, I am still really proud to have come second.

On the 85 I struggled with starts and you had to be up the font early to be in with a chance for a top five finish. I still have another year in this age group so hopefully I will be up higher in the placings next year.

RACER – Scott Mann

I am super pumped to come home with two Australian Championships.

The 125-150cc victory was really sweet. It was a hard fought championship and I was so relieved when I made the break on Hayden Melross with one lap to go. We were equal on points heading into the last race, so the pressure was really on. The competition from Hayden was tough for all three finals but I loved every minute of it and I think my fitness really came into play.

I rode the last 85cc race just to secure the overall, I was 21 points up heading into it so I wasn’t about to throw it away. A second title was so awesome. This was also my final race on an 85 so to finish off the season with an Australian motocross championship is a great way to wrap it up.

RACER – Dylan Long

This was such a tough week. My preparation coming to the championship has been great having just recently picked up dual Victorian titles as well as the Hattah desert race. Unfortunately I was pretty sick at the start of the event with a gastro type sickness and this drained my energy really bad and didn’t really have full moto strength.

I had some good and bad starts and the competition was deep in both classes. In the 250F class, a race finish outside the top five put a dampener on a better finish as we only had three finals. In the last race there was only seven points separating the top seven riders and the heat was on for a good finish. I did my best to come back strong and came away with a 5th overall.

Going into the final in the 125-150cc class I had a four point lead over Joey Savatgy but on the start he and I come together which left me in a mid pack position heading through turn one. I rode as hard as I could and managed to get up to third behind Joey and Jackson Richardson who were battling in front. I finished third in that race which meant I lost the title by just one point. I was pretty gutted that I lost but I have Super X just around the corner so I aim to stay positive and get into full swing for the series.

TEAM MANAGER – Glenn Macdonald

What a week!

Reece did an awesome job on his 65cc and while there is room for improvement on the 85cc, he has another year in this class and I am sure he will be at the pointy end of the field next season. Reece placed 5th in the final moto in the 85cc class which proves he has the speed and talent. I am stoked for Reece that he made the podium at the nationals.

This has been a huge year for Scott and dual Australian titles just made it a whole lot sweeter for him. Scott and his family have worked incredibly hard to be the best and his development will continue now that his focus turns to the bigger bikes. Two Australian titles in one season is an incredible result and I am extremely proud of Scott’s efforts.

I really feel for Dylan as this week didn’t allow him to shine. He was so sick earlier in the week that it was touch and go if he would even ride. As it was he missed the last 250F heat to try and conserve his energy. I am proud of Dylan’s results in both classes given the circumstances and am sure that he will be a real threat at Super X.

The team worked really hard all and to finish with two title wins and two runner-ups in the six classes contested, it was a job well done.

I would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters for their incredible help.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
 
9-11 years 65cc

1. Hunter Lawrence
2. Reece Rayner
3. Jy Roberts

9-11 years 85cc

1. Mitchell Evans
2. Wilson Todd
3. Jordan Hill
8. Reece Rayner

14-15 years 85cc

1. Scott Mann
2. Tristan Cachia
3. Luke Arnold

13-14 years 125-150cc

1. Scott Mann
2. Hayden Mellross
3. Joel Milesvic

15 years 125-150cc

1. Joey Savatgy
2. Dylan Long
3. Jackson Richardson
15 years 250F

1. Joey Savatgy
2. Jake Vella
3. Jacob Wright
5. Dylan Long

FUTURE RESULTS

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