The 2017 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship (AJMX) is fast approaching, taking place from September 30 ‰ÛÒ October 6.
The AJMX is the pinnacle of Junior motocross competition in Australia. The event will take place at the famous Horsham track and will provide plenty of excitement when Australia‰Ûªs future stars are on display.
The week-long event will see international hopefuls, defending champions and a vast array of talent test their skills on the big stage. The AJMX is one of the largest motorcycle events by numbers and fosters future talent of tomorrow. Showing the health of Junior racing in Australia, The KTM AJMX will boast up to 400 competitors and 500 bikes.
In an exciting development, up to 30 internationals will be competing at the KTM AJMX. International nations will include; New Zealand, New Caledonia, Indonesia and Thailand. It‰Ûªs great to see the event encouraging international participation.
One of the highlights of the weekend will be the FIM Oceania Junior MX Challenge. The challenge will be the battle ground for Australia and New Zealand‰Ûªs best up and coming talent. The two nations have enjoyed a healthy and long-lasting rivalry over the years and it‰Ûªs about to go to a whole new level with the FIM Oceania Junior Motocross Challenge. Racing for Team Australia is a fantastic opportunity for Juniors to represent their country.
Another highlight of the week will be the Interstate Challenge that will pit Australia‰Ûªs best and up and coming Junior talents against each other. Australia‰Ûªs State Controlling Bodies (SCB) have selected their teams and will be eager to gain the win! Queensland won the challenge last year.
The Horsham Motorcycle Track is in fantastic shape, with improvements to the facilities including; 30 wash bays, top-notch safety fencing and a state of the art in-field spectator area. Attendees will clearly see all the action on the track. The Horsham Motorcycle Club have put all the parameters in place in ensure a successful running of the AJMX.
Motorcycling Australia thanked sponsors, KTM Australia and Motul Pirelli (Link International) for the support and assistance in promotion they provide the AJMX. Supporting Junior development is important to these brands and it‰Ûªs great to have them onboard once again for 2017.
Main Photo: Tahlia O'Hare
Credit: - Levi Healey