Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced the Australian Team to compete in the 2018 FIM World Junior Motocross Championship (WJMX) that will be racing at the renowned Horsham Motorcycle Club, in Victoria, Australia on the 26th of August 2018.
Australia will have 21 riders flying the flag at the biggest Junior Motocross event to hit our shores. The 21 riders will be split between the following three classes, seven have been selected in each;
-FIM Junior 65cc Motocross World Cup: Age Restrictions-minimum 10 years of age and maximum 12 years of age.
-FIM Junior 85cc Motocross World Championship: Age Restrictions-minimum 12 years of age and maximum 14 years of age.
-FIM Junior 125cc Motocross World Championship: Age Restrictions- minimum 13 years of age and maximum 17 years of age.
The Australian Team will be once again managed by Mark Willingham
Representing the 125cc class for Australia will be;
- Liam Andrews
- Regan Duffy
- Blake Fox
- Dante Hyam
- Jack Kukas
- Bailey Malkiewicz
- Korey McMahon
Representing the 85cc class for Australia will be;
- Ryan Alexanderson
- Jett Burgess-Stevens
- Jackson Camilleri
- Ryder Kingsford
- Deegan Mancinelli
- Zac Watson
- Brad West
Representing the 65cc class for Australia will be;
- Jet Alsop
- Seth Burchell
- Jack Deveson
- Kayden Minear
- Braden Plath
- Seth Shackleton
- Thomas Wood
Australian riders may still have the chance to secure a wildcard entry. If there are less than 40 entries received from other federations, there will be opportunities for wildcards for Australian riders at the WJMX. This will be revealed at the closing of entries in the coming weeks.
MA has received a considerable amount of rider applications for the 2018 Australian Team competing in the WJMX. The opportunity to represent Australia on home turf no doubt being a contributing factor to the interest. Australia has enjoyed a conservable amount of success in the past, Notable standouts include Jett Lawrence taking out the 65cc class in 2014 and Jay Wilson in the 85cc ‰ÛÒ 150cc class in 2009.
Being able to host the WJMX is an amazing privilege and is without a shadow of a doubt the world‰Ûªs most prestigious Junior Motocross event. It‰Ûªs going to be an incredible sight to witness, delivering a show for spectators and competitors alike.