Motorcycling Australia (MA) is proud to announce the Australian Team to compete in the 2018 FIM World Junior Motocross Championship (WJMX) that will be racing at the renowned Horsham Motorcycle Club VIC on the 26th of August 2018.
Australia will have 21 riders flying the flag at the biggest Junior Motocross event to hit our shores, with 21 riders will be split evenly between the following three classes;
-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.
Nine Queenslanders made the team, with Jack Kukas joining Liam Andrews, Regan Duffy, Blake Fox, Dante Hyam, Bailey Malkiewicz and Korey McMahon in the 125cc class for Australia.
In the 85cc class, Queenslanders Ryan Alexanderson, Jackson Camilleri, Deegan Mancinelli, Zac Watson and Brad West will join Ryder Kingsford and Jett Burgess-Stevens on th eteam.
Representing Australia in the 65cc class for Australia will be Queenslanders Jet Alsop, Braden Plath and Thomas Wood, alongside Seth Burchell, Jack Deveson, Kayden Minear and Seth Shackleton.
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 – 150cc class in 2009.
Being able to host the WJMX is an amazing privilege and the world’s most prestigious Junior Motocross event is going to be an incredible sight to witness, delivering a show for spectators and competitors alike.
We will be keeping an eye out for the progress WJMX riders and teams as they battle it out against the world’s best in class. MA is very enthusiastic about the prospects for this year’s championship competitors on home soil.
Any queries in regard to team selection should be forwarded to Team Manager, Mark Willingham with the details below.