News 27 Jan 2023

Alice Springs to no longer host AJMX in 2023

Alternate venue for junior nationals has not yet been announced.

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Alice Springs will no longer host the 2023 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship (AJMX) due to recent safety concerns in the region, according to Motorcycling Australia.

The difficult decision was made by Motorcycling Australia Northern Territory (MANT) in consultation with the Alice Springs Motorcycle Club to effectively relinquish the event.

“This is a disheartening announcement for the club and the community of Alice Springs,” MANT CEO Cilla Thomas explained. “The safety of all those scheduled to attend, the junior competitors, their families and our volunteers and officials, is of the upmost importance. Despite the setback, the process in finding a new venue for this iconic event is well underway, with details due to be announced in the coming days.”

The Alice Springs Motorcycle Club was initially set to host the junior nationals between 11-16 July for the first time in over 30 years, with a replacement venue for the AJMX this year not yet announced.