News 15 Apr 2014

Brown claims 2014 Australian WMX title for Yamaha

Single-round championship contested at Horsham last weekend.

Image: Lee Popowski.

Image: Lee Popowski.

Yamaha’s Maddy Brown has won the 2014 Australian Women’s Motocross Championship, held at Horsham in Victoria over the weekend.

Brown won her maiden national championship aboard the YZ250F, claiming the title by just two points from fellow Yamaha rider Emma Milesevic after five hard-fought motos.

Brown took control of the championship early in the piece, winning the opening three motos to create a handy points gap over her rivals.

But race four tossed a spanner in the works and after being well down the field in the early stages, Brown clawed her way back to third place. Another third in the final moto secured her the title.

“I’m so pumped to be able to win this weekend,” Brown said. “I set myself a goal to make it happen and with plenty of work and the help of my family and some great sponsors, we were able to make it come true.

“Congratulations to the other girls on some awesome racing and also the people and Horsham club who put together a national championship for women.

“I have so many people I would like to thank, everyone from Yamaha Australia, Peter Stevens Motorcycles, SPMX, Fox, The Collective and M.A.D. I can’t wait to speak with them all in person as this championship means a lot to me.”

Milesevic put together a great weekend of racing on her YZ250 to make it a Yamaha 1-2 on the podium after winning the final moto of the weekend. Tayla Jones completed the podium, with Tori Dare and Courtney Hirst rounding out the top five.