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Carter dominates and claims two class wins at Victorian Junior MX Championship opener

02-04-12

The Victorian Junior Motocross Championships clicked into gear on the weekend of 31 March & 1 April 2012 at the hilly, technical circuit at Ballarat. GMR Motorex KTM racers were on the pace throughout the event, but it was Wayde Carter who dominated claiming a clean sweep and two premier class wins.

The team’s youngest charger Callum Norton went into the series the defending Champion on board the 85 small-wheel and is keen to secure back-to-back number one plates in the 9-u12 years 85cc-150F class.

“I really wanted to get the round win at Ballarat’ said Norton ‘A couple of crashes upset my flow but I am happy to still be in the points chase for the title. I really want that number one again this year and I am only 7 points off the lead.”

Reece Rayner travelled down from QLD for the event to challenge himself with new competition and tracks in the 12-u16 years 85cc-150F class and proved he has the pace.

“This event was pretty intense! I came down from QLD to mix with some different competition and race all sorts of tracks and Ballarat was awesome’ said Rayner ‘I was stoked with my 3rd place in race two and I know I have the pace to run for a podium at the next round.”

Andy Dinicol, who was injured at the final round of the Championship in 2011, worked extremely hard in the off season and this has certainly showed in his speed and tenacity on the race track. Dinicol contested the in the 13-u16 years 125-150cc and 250F classes with team mate Wayde Carter.

Dinicol said after the event “I am happy with my speed at the moment, I am still working on a few things but overall I feel really good. I was I am a bit frustrated with the crashes in both classes but stoked that I ran top three in most of my races. My aim is to nail more starts and get up front early and keep in the points.”

Wayde Carter comes into the series the defending Champion in the premier 250F class. With Carter’s clean sweep of all races at Ballarat in both the 125-150cc and 250F classes, he has made his intentions for the titles very clear.

“The opening round of the Vic’s couldn’t have been better for me’ said Carter ‘I came into the series wanting to defend my number one plate on the 250F and score a number one on the KTM150SX. A clean sweep in both classes was the perfect start and I can’t wait to get to the next round at Broadford!”

On review of the event, Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said “It was a strong start for the GMR Motorex KTM racers at Ballarat this weekend. Callum is frustrated he didn’t get the opening round win which is understandable, a 3rd overall is still a great achievement, but we are all confident that he can get on the top of the box at the next round.
 
Reece showed great speed and certainly enjoyed racing in Victoria. His 3rd place in race two and the way he charged through the fields after his mishaps show he is capable of a podium result.

Andy scored impressive results in both the 13-u16 years 125-150cc and 250F classes and sits 4th and 6th overall respectively. Despite a couple of crashes he has shown that he has great speed against tough competition and is within striking distance points-wise to move up the tally board.

Wayde has done an incredible job this weekend, it was the perfect score card with six wins from six races in the two premier classes. Wayde got up the front early and dominated, making his intentions very clear for 2012.”

The next major race event for team riders is the opening round of the New South Wales Motocross Championships at Moree this weekend.

Team updates and race results for GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team can be found at www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au and www.ktm.com.au as well as on FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/gmrmotorexktm

GMR Motorex KTM would like to thank their sponsors: KTM Australia, Motorex, Michelin, Fox, Ringmaster Images, Alpinestars, Easton, Oakley Motocross Advanced Coaching Academy, Funnel Web Filters, Membrey’s Transport & Crane Hire

OVERALL STANDINGS - After round one (Ballarat)

9-u12 years 85cc-150F
1. Cody Dyce 70pts
2. Taj Marshall 64pts
3. Callum Norton 63pts

12-u16 years 85cc-150F
1. Jesse McNally 75pts
2. Jaiden Corrigan 62pts
3. Siegah Ward 48pts
7. Reece Rayner 40pts

13-u16 years 125-150cc
1. Wayde Carter 75pts
2. Jeremy Tyndall 66pts
3. Ryan Shadbolt 49pts
4. Andy Dinicol 48pts

13-u16 years 250F
1. Wayde Carter 75pts
2. Nathan Denny 58pts
3. Jeremy Tyndall 58pts
6. Andy Dinicol 40pts

Photo: Wayde Carter (KTM250SXF) credit MrMotoX