Features 28 Feb 2013

Rewind: Luke Clout’s MXN debut

Take a look back at the 18-year-old's stellar MX Nationals first appearance in 2012.

At yesterday’s Monster Energy MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, launch we saw the official MX2 outdoor debut of rising star Luke Clout at Serco Yamaha.

It’s a pivotal season for Clout, a teenage sensation who has experience in the US, but picked up a dream ride with Yamaha’s factory Australian Lites team for 2013.

Last year, Clout was a relative unknown to the established MX Nationals stars, but a spectacular debut at Moree’s penultimate MXD (Under 19s) round quickly elevated him into the spotlight.

From there he took up a guest ride with Serco in Australian Supercross, doing well enough to secure the seat alongside Luke Styke full time for this year in both outdoors and supercross.

At just 18, Clout has the world at his feet entering the MX Nationals, but judging by his form yesterday, he’s simply a kid who loves to ride his dirt bike.

Click here to take a step back and read Simon Makker’s interview with Clout following his MXD debut last year and keep an eye out for him as a real darkhorse for the 2013 MX2 title.

Luke Clout has landed a Serco Yamaha deal for 2013. Image: Jeff Crow/Sport the Library.

Luke Clout has landed a Serco Yamaha deal for 2013. Image: Jeff Crow/Sport the Library.

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