Team Australia ninth in Nations standings as Woods scores 65cc podium.
Three world champions have been crowned at the 2019 Junior Motocross World Championship in Trentino, Italy, at the weekend, as Team Australia scored ninth in the Nations classification.
The premier 125cc category saw Italian Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna) clinch the title with a dominant 1-1 performance, defeating France’s Tom Guyon (KTM) and Switzerland’s Mike Gwerder (KTM). Australians Blake Fox (KTM) and Alex Larwood encountered their own issues in qualifying and didn’t advance into the two motos.
Italian Valerio Lata (KTM) emerged victorious in the 85cc division, clean-sweeping both outings to earn the championship. He was joined on the podium by Edvards Bidzans (Husqvarna) from Latvia and Matteo Luigi Russi (KTM) from Italy. Australian contenders Ryder Kingsford (Yamaha) and Cambell Williams (KTM) were 13th and 24th overall respectively.
Czech rider Vitezslav Marek reigned supreme in the 65cc category, edging out Australian and moto one winner Ky Woods (KTM) and Dutch rider Lotte Van Drunen (KTM) for top honours. Australian Kayden Minear (KTM), who second in moto two, fell just shy of the podium in fourth.
Italy topped the Nations classification ahead France and Great Britain, as 2018 champions Australia snuck inside the top 10 in P9.