MA releases Australia's 2014 FIM Junior World Motocross Championship squad.
Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced the official squad of young riders who will represent Australia in the 2014 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, to be held in Belgium on 10 August.
Under the guidance of Team Manager Glenn Macdonald, six talented Motocross riders will compete across three classes (65cc, 85cc and 125cc), the full team is as follows:
1 – Jett Lawrence
2 – Liam Andrews
Reserve – Brad West
1 – Caleb Grothues
2 – Riley Dukes
Reserve – Rhys Budd
1 – Mitchell Evans
2 – Hunter Lawrence
Reserve – Brock McLeary
Having spent seven years as Team Owner/Manager of the Motorex KTM Junior and Women’s Racing Team, Macdonald will provide valuable knowledge to the team and looks forward working alongside the highly competitive group of young Australians.
“All of the riders selected bring a wealth of experience, many who have World Championship experience and have a significant list of results at a state, national and international level,” said Macdonald. “My aim is to plan as best we can, and manage any curve balls along the way effectively to make for an awesome experience for the whole team.
“I will be working hard, not only among the group physically, but also in the background to ensure we have a genuine strong team spirit.
“With this, comes great comradery, support and encouragement. Decisions I make, plans we follow all has a bigger picture in mind – not only for each rider personally, but the whole team, giving our awesome young riders an environment for them to flourish so they can have fun and perform at their best.”
Macdonald has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the young Australian’s have access to world class facilities during their 10 days in Belgium.
“Our preparations have gone well so far, we have secured support for the team, again from KOSAK KTM, a motocross racing team from Germany,” Macdonald added. “KOSAK KTM will be supplying a semi-truck with awning and full catering facilities as well as the expertise of technicians and catering for the riders and parents.
“The riders will all be well equipped and we have a test track secured in the lead up to setup the bikes and shake out some of the jitters the riders will naturally feel.
“I believe that this is an exceptional team of riders and I’m really looking forward to seeing what this year’s Championship brings.”