KTM racers star in Australian Junior Motocross Championships //
POSTED: 13 Oct 2011 | SECTION: | POSTED BY:Alex Gobert
KTM riders captured an incredible nine class championships in the 2011 Australian Junior Motocross Championships, contested at Murray Bridge in South Australia last week.
With nine victories in a total of 13 eligible categories for KTM models, the Austrian manufacturer also filled 27 out of the 39 possible podium positions available during the week of competition.
New KTM signing Hunter Lawrence was a standout performer over the course of the national titles, winning each and every moto he participated in on his way to the 11-Under 13 years 65cc and 9-Under 12 years 85cc Standard titles.
“I have had the best week – my KTMs have helped me nail my starts and I can’t believe how many holeshots I got this week,” said the talented 12-year-old Queenslander, who rode the KTM 65 SX and 85 SX models to victory.
“I’m stoked to have such great support from KTM Australia, FOX, KTM Brisbane, Motorex Oils, MPE, Moss Institute, A1 Imports and Kustom MX. They have helped me achieve my goals at the Aussie titles and I really appreciate them.”
Liam Andrews wrapped up the 7-Under 9 years 50cc division on the 50 SX, while Caleb Clifton enjoyed the same success with a championship win in the 7-Under 9 years 65cc class aboard the 65 SX.
The 65 SX won three titles in total, with Callum Norton clinching the 9-Under 11 years crown. Norton also put in a great performance in the 9-Under 12 years 85cc Standard title to finish second behind Lawrence.
Egan Mastin won the 12-Under 14 years 85cc Standard and Big-Wheel class, and Keith Tucker also handed the 85 SX a championship in the 14-Under 16 titles.
Riding the 150 SX in the 15 years 100-150cc class was Hamish Harwood, who also finished runner-up in the 15 years 200-250cc while riding the 250 SX-F.
It wasn’t just the boys who took out titles for KTM during the nationals, with Tayla Jones winning the 12-Under 16 years 85-150cc Female class championship.