Dual podiums for Callum Norton while Andy Dinicol makes inroads on series points at Victorian Junior Motocross Championships, Rnd 2


The Victorian Junior Motocross Championships made its way to Horsham for round two of the series on 14 & 15 May 2011, where team riders Andy Dinicol and Callum Norton took to the track.

Callum Norton, GMR Motorex KTM Support Rider took second in the 9-u12 years 65 and won the 9-u12 years 85cc-150F class with a clean sweep and retains the Championship lead in both classes.

“I had a pretty good weekend at Horsham’ said Norton. ‘I would have liked to win the 65, but I still lead the Championship. The 85 class was awesome. I won all three races and got a bigger gap on second for the series. I am looking forward to Rosebud for the next round because I like riding sand.”

Andy Dinicol made huge inroads in the Championship points standing with solid performances in both the 12-u16 years 85cc-150F and 13-u16 years 125-150cc classes.

“I was fairly happy with my results this weekend’ said Dinicol. ‘There were a few things I want to work on, but overall I think that I was more consistent and I finished higher up the points this round.”

Dinicol is now placed 7th overall in the 12-u16 years 85cc-150F, only 16 points shy of the top five and 8th in the 13-u16 years 125-150cc, only nine points out of the top six. Callum has an eight point lead in the 9-11 years 65cc and a 23 point buffer over second in the 9-11 years 85cc-150F class.

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said “Callum and Andy have done a great job at round two of the Championship at Horsham.”

“Callum has maintained his Championship lead in both classes which is a real credit to him. He hasn’t had it all his own way, particularly in the 65cc class with some tough racing against Wade Kirkland.  In the 85cc class at Horsham he took the clean sweep of all three races and put in an impressive performance.”

“Andy put in a really determined effort this weekend also. He was keen to improve on his performance at round one and came into this weekend with the flu so he had a few obstacles to overcome. Andy really dug deep and a highlight was race three in the 125-150cc class when he got a great start and although he dropped back a few places, by mid-race he found his rhythm and came back to sixth, just a couple of bike lengths off fifth. It was a great effort and nothing more could be asked of the 13 year old.”

“Both riders are well positioned and I am very pleased with their results and progress so far this season.”

9-u12 years 65cc
1.  Wade Kirkland TAS 72pts
2. Callum Norton 67pts
3. Morgan McNicol 58pts
9-u12 years 85cc-150F
1. Callum Norton 75pts
2. Kallam Orchard 62pts
3. Wade Kirkland 60pts

12-u16 years 85cc-150F
1.  Wade Carter 75pts
2. Jack Simpson 64pts
3. Jett Anderson 54pts
6. Andy Dinicol 42pts

13-u16 years 125-150cc
1.  Joel Milesevic 75pts
2. Jack Simpson 55pts
3. Charlie Anderson 54pts
8. Andy Dinicol 39pts

9-u12 years 65cc
1. Callum Norton 139pts
2. Wade Kirkland TAS 131pts
3. Mitchell Hopkins-Talty 106pts
9-u12 years 85cc-150F
1. Callum Norton 142pts
2. Wade Kirkland 119pts
3. Kallam Orchard 115pts

12-u16 years 85cc-150F
1. Wade Carter 133pts
2. Jack Simpson 133pts
3. Jett Anderson 117pts
7. Andy Dinicol 67pts

13-u16 years 125-150cc
1. Joel Milesevic 150pts
2. Jack Simpson 111pts
3. Damon Hill SA 98pts
8. Andy Dinicol 57pts


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