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KTM-MOUNTED LAWRENCE AND AUSSIE SQUAD READY IN CZECH REPUBLIC

09-08-13

A distinctly orange flavoured green and gold squad has arrived in the Czech Republic ready to take on this year’s Monster Energy FIM Junior Motocross World Championship.

Taking place over the weekend, the event will see 261 riders coming from 39 different countries vie for world championship glory, including Motorex KTM's own Hunter Lawrence.

The Aussie squad is entirely KTM mounted and consists of 12-year-old Rhys Budd, Bailey Malkiewicz (11), Caleb Grothues (13), Hunter Lawrence (14), Richie Evans (16) and  Aaron Tanti (17).

The team is in good hands management-wise, being managed by Motorex KTM Junior team Manager Glenn Macdonald, who has attended three of the four junior world championship events to date.

The Aussies have arrived in the Czech Republic and have now met with the German KOSAK KTM team, which will supply some of the bikes as well as a semi-truck with awning and full facilities and technicians for the riders and parents.

The team has assembled its race bikes and had a solid testing session at a nearby circuit before going on to a team dinner with the KOSAK crew at the Jinin track last night.

Today they will do all the technical and rider sign-ins in preparation for practice tomorrow, and according to Macdonald all is going well and there is "a really good vibe within the team".

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