Motocross

Mosig, Waters and KTM the stars of Oz Junior title

Author: Mark Fattore

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Australia's biggest motorcycle racing muster, the Honda-backed junior motocross championship, concluded at Coolum (Qld) last Sunday, with Kade Mosig (Honda), Todd Waters and KTM emerging with the major spoils.
A dream realised - Tye Simmonds with his 85cc title": Photo: Cade Mooney - www.shooterz.com.au
The Austrian marque won an amazing eight of the 10 championship classes around the 1.6km circuit, with local wiz, Waters, winning two of them: 85cc 14-U16 and 125cc 13-U15. Waters was also one of only two riders to make clean sweep of the finals. That was in 85cc 14-U16, where he banked a perfect 75pt haul over the three races, to finish ahead of Honda's Joshua Kilvington (59pts) and Taylor Potter (KTM, 59pts). In 125cc 13-U15, Waters (67pts) had too much class ‰ÛÒ and consistency - for the two riders he defeated en route to last year's 85cc 12-U14 title ‰ÛÒ KTM duo Harley Quinlan (52) and Tye Simmonds (47). Meanwhile, 16-year-old Honda rider Kade Mosig kept the event sponsor's name up in lights with outstanding victories in the two 'senior' classes at Coolum ‰ÛÒ 125cc 15yrs and 250cc 4T 13-U16. It was the third consecutive year that a single rider has claimed the exalted double, after Toby Price (2003) and Kirk Gibbs (2004) wreaked havoc in 2003 and 2004 respectively. The 250c 4T class only began in 2003. Mosig, in sublime form after whitewashing the Rookies division of the 2005 Maxxis Australian Motocross Championship, bested great rival Shaun Williamson (Yamaha) by 1pt in a thrilling 125cc 15yrs finale.
Tisdale follows a fast Taylor Potter. Cade Mooney - www.shooterz.com.au
That was after Williamson had led from the outset, which required Mosig to win the final race. He duly obliged, in what was a popular victory in the stifling 33-degree heat. Mosig's path to 250cc 13-U16 honours wasn't quite as nerve wracking, although Louis Calvin (KTM) did win the opening final. After that, Mosig wrested control, continuing a faultless final year in the junior ranks. Calvin (63pts) was second, from Honda's Colin Wood (Honda), while Williamson finished fifth after striking turmoil in the final race. Mosig dedicated his two wins to the late Jono Porter, who passed away after an incident in last year's national title round at Coolum. "Thanks to all my sponsors who have really been there for me," said Mosig. "To Honda, thanks for the bikes. They have been great, and Pip Harrison and Belly (Glen Bell) have been awesome. "Next year I will be riding with increased support from Honda Australia, and I am stoked they will be helping me out."
Reece Dorreen getting airtime. Cade Mooney - www.shooterz.com.au
Meanwhile, Jacob Blomfield (KTM), in the 85cc 9-U12 class, was the second rider to win a full quota of finals. With his biggest foes 'stealing' points from each other, Blomfield ran out an easy 15pts (75 to 60) winner over fellow KTM rider Jacob Wright. Dylan Berwick's late flurry on his KTM saw him awarded third place on a countback from James Booth-Elliot (Kawasaki). The duo finished on 57pts. "I felt really confident on the racetrack," said Blomfield, who was second in the same class last year. "It's results like this that will keep my junior race team, Motorex KTM, interested in me when I turn senior. "I now hope to win at the KTM Cup on the Gold Coast this weekend, so I can return to America and ride in the World Mini Championship." In the final 85cc skirmish, 12-U14, Tye Simmonds went two better than 2004 to claim the honours ‰ÛÒ his 68pt haul too much for Harley Quinlan (KTM, 60) and Yamaha's Sam Southey (58). While the 85cc classes all produced their own excitement, the three 65cc battles also generated some superb entertainment ‰ÛÒ the 9-U11 category the most illuminating example.
Kade Mosig with tears of joy after winning both the 15yrs 125cc title and 13-16yrs 250f class. photo: Cade Mooney - www.shooterz.com.au
In that one, KTM pair Jackson Richardson and Joeben Baldwin finished on a 60pt stalemate, but the former was awarded the title on a countback. Kawasaki's Luke Arnold (56pts) was third, just 1pt ahead of Leroy Tilley (KTM, 55). The smallest 65cc class, 7-U9, was nearly as pressure-packed, with Jesse Dobson (KTM, 68pts) falling just 1pt short of Richard Evans (KTM, 69) after winning two of the three finals. However, Evans' sheer consistency was the determining factor, with two second places to go with his one win. Nathan Denny (KTM, 60pts) was third. Yet another bout of KTM fever headlined the 65cc 11-U13 class, with Jake Wright (66pts) the new champion ‰ÛÒ despite not winning a race. The wins were shared between Errol Willis, Rhys Doreen and Jake Gook, who then couldn't continue their commanding ways in their other two races. Nevertheless, Dorreen still finished second on 61pts, just 1pt in advance of Gook (68). Finally, Jake Pruiti (KTM, 68pts) became the inaugural winner of the 50cc Auto Division 2, ahead of Wayne Carter (KTM, 62) and Darcy Ginns-Larkin (KTM, 54). Results:
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