Australian Junior Motocross Championships Ė 4.10.12 Review


Finals racing kicked into full swing today at the Australian Junior Motocross Championships at Coolum on 4 October 2012. GMR Motorex KTM racers were hoping that refinements made during heat racing would provide the desired results.

Callum Norton was the first team member on the track today in the 9-u12 years 85cc. Norton rode a solid race, placing 2nd in his first of three finals. It was Caleb Grothues (current 65cc FIM World Champion) who lead the race, with Norton reeling in the leader. A small mistake in a wet section of the track cost Norton, holding second for the chequers.

In the 12-u14 85cc category GMR Motorex KTM fielded two of its chargers Mitch Evans and Reece Rayner who had qualified in 2nd and 4th respectively in the hotly contested class. Evans was off to a great start and was at the pointy end of the field on the chase for Wilson Todd but a small crash relegated him to 3rd position, with Rayner placing 4th.

Next, we saw four GMR Motorex KTM racers contesting the 13-u15 years 100-150cc. Despite leading the race early, Carter was in a huge crash and lucky not too sustain any significant injury. Meanwhile it was young Mitch Evans on board his 2013 KTM125cc that made the hard charge up to an impressive 10th place in his debut season in this class. Mastin, who is suffering from an injured arm and lower back sustained during heat racing, recovered from a crash to secure 12th place in the first of the three finals.

In the 13-u15 years 250F class, Carter and Mastin competed in the third of five finals. After a solid start to the race, we saw both riders placed 3rd and 6th respectively at the time of a red flag incident. Riders were then notified that 75% of the race had not been completed and the remaining race duration would be run, with the merger of both race duration times tallied to declare place getters for the third round final. On restart, both riders performed well in the second portion of the race, with the combined times declaring Carter 2nd place, with Mastin in 3rd.

Day five of racing will no doubt be another action packed day. Good luck guys!

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