KTM Australia press release:
KTM-mounted riders have claimed all three junior class championships in the inaugural 2-Stroke Nationals series, which wrapped up with the third and final round in Canberra, ACT, on Sunday, 28 April.
The 125cc Junior Cup title was captured by KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team’s Blake Fox aboard the KTM 125 SX after he won all three motos at the finale. Fox, 15, also won Traralgon’s opening round and then had placed second at round two in Coolum.
In the 85cc Cup, second overall in Canberra was enough for 14-year-old Hunter Collins to take the title aboard the KTM 85 SX. Despite a major fall in moto one, Collins bounced back to win the second race and then brought home the title with P2 in race three. Hunter Valley Motorsports-supported Collins was the winner of rounds one and two to begin the season.
It was a clean sweep of the junior championships for KTM after Ky Woods clinched the 65cc Cup riding the KTM 65 SX, remarkably winning each of the three rounds overall and topping all but one moto contested throughout the series. The talented 12-year-old rides with the support of Sutto’s KTM.
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Blake Fox – KTM 125 SX: “I’m definitely happy to win this title because it wasn’t easy, going into the final round tied on points for the lead in the series. I was able to deliver what I wanted to at the final round with the win and overall the series has been positive for us because the longer motos are good preparation for the worlds this year.”
Hunter Collins – KTM 85 SX: “I liked the 2-Stroke Nationals a lot and it was really good to win the title. My aim was to win the championship, so to be able to do that was a really good result especially after I crashed in the first race on the weekend. I did what I had to do, which gave me second on the day and that was enough to take the title.”
Ky Woods – KTM 65 SX: “It’s pretty awesome to get all of the wins over the three rounds, so I’m really happy to be able to do that. I really liked the Coolum round, which was so rough and the competition was high there, but then Canberra was good as well because I really wanted to win all of the rounds. I tried my best and am really happy!”