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KTM Junior Motocross Racing complete highly-successful campaign at 2019 AJMX

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Blake Fox
It was a highly-successful campaign for the KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team at the 2019 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship in Gillman, South Australia, as the squad earned three titles at the conclusion of the week-long event.

Book-ending his junior career, New South Welshman Blake Fox emerged with the 125cc 15 Years championship in an impressive weekend aboard the KTM 125 SX, while he took his KTM 250 SX-F to second in the Junior Lites 15 Years class. Out of 12 motos across both classes, Fox finished on the podium in every encounter.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm pretty happy with the week, it wasn‰Ûªt always easy and I wasn‰Ûªt always getting wins, but I was fortunate to come through with the 125 title and second on the 250," Fox said. "I was on the podium every race and, to win the championship, it‰Ûªs good to give back to the team after all the help they‰Ûªve given me. Going into seniors, it‰Ûªs good to end juniors on a high!"
Ryan Alexanderson
It was a challenging start to finals action for Ryan Alexanderson, however, he completed the week on strong terms by securing race victories in both the Junior Lites 13-U15 Years and 125cc 13-U15 Years classes for a ranking of third and seventh respectively.

‰ÛÏThe week started really well with some podiums and race wins, but unfortunately when it came around to finals I had a bit of bad luck," Alexanderson recounted. "The last two days though, I won a couple of finals on both bikes and I ended coming away with third in the championship on the 250.‰Û
Jett Burgess-Stevens
Also racing across two classes, Tasmanian Jett Burgess-Stevens piloted his KTM 85 SX to seventh in the Mini Lites BW 12-U14 Years division, while in the 125cc 13-U15 Years class, he was credited a sixth-place finish.

‰ÛÏIt was a pretty good week and I was riding really fast in the heats, but in the finals, I kept getting bad starts. I had some really good races throughout the week, so I‰Ûªm happy with that," Burgess-Stevens siad.

Queensland's Jet Alsop faced his share of misfortune in the Mini Lites SW 9-U12 Years class, although still prevailed with a championship podium in third.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm happy to come away on the podium at AJMX this year with a third - the bonus being lessons learned that will only make me stronger and smarter for next time. It‰Ûªs been a tough year coming back from injury, but I‰Ûªm really happy with how I rode and pumped to move forward from here." Alsop said.
Jet Alsop
In addition, Kayden Minear put on a heroic performance to clinch the Mini Lites 9-U12 Years title on the last lap of the final moto, while he was also victorious in the 65cc 10-12 Years class.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm happy to come away on the podium at AJMX this year with a third - the bonus being lessons learned that will only make me stronger and smarter for next time," Minear frelected. "It‰Ûªs been a tough year coming back from injury, but I‰Ûªm really happy with how I rode and pumped to move forward from here." Alsop said.

Outside of the official KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team, KTM-mounted riders Liam Atkinson and Cooper Ford also earned titles in the 125cc 13-U15 Years and 65cc 7-U10 Years categories at the conclusion of race-week.
Kayden Minear
Tam Paul - Brand Manager, KTM Australia concluded saying, ‰ÛÏIt was a successful week for the KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team, picking up three Australian championships. Kayden came from behind in at least two of his Mini Lites motos and he really made it happen and went after the championship, along with the earning the 65cc title.

"His teammate Jet Alsop endured a bit of bad luck in the same Mini Lites class and things just didn‰Ûªt work in his favour this week, even though he rode really well - I‰Ûªm really proud of both of them. Blake had a really good event and, even though I think he‰Ûªs a bit disappointed in a few areas, we‰Ûªre really happy with him to get the number one plate in the 125cc 15 Years class and to get second on the 250 is a great result also. Ryan had a moto win on the 125 and a win on the 250, which was exceptional - he‰Ûªs developing really well and I think next year will be really strong for him.

"Jett missed the podium on the 85 by a handful of points as he had a couple of good motos and was really impressive in the heats, but I think his starts generally let him down. He has a truckload of speed and I believe it‰Ûªs only a matter of time before it all comes together for him. Congratulations to all of the riders and their families, including both Liam Atkinson and Cooper Ford on their titles as well.‰Û

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