News 10 Jul 2023

Junior motocross world champions crowned in Romania

Cannon claims fifth in 125 class as Team Australia ranks P7.

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The 2023 Junior Motocross World Championship is complete in Romania with Mathis Valin, Dani Heitink and Patriks Cirulis crowned champions as Jake Cannon was the highest-placed rider for Team Australia, scoring a P5 overall result in the 125cc category.

It was Mathis Valin (GasGas) who claimed the world title in the 125cc division, leading Janis Martins Reisulis (Yamaha) and Simone Mancini (Yamaha) in the overall classification.

Cannon (Yamaha) delivered a consistent 4-4 scorecard to feature inside the top five, as fellow Australian Ky Woods (GasGas) ran inside the first three early during both motos but ultimately notched a double DNF due to misfortune in each outing.

In the 85cc division, Dutch contender Dani Heitink (Husqvarna) was victorious in the category with 1-2 scores, leading Jarne Bervoets (KTM) and Dean Gregoire (KTM).

KTM-mounted Australian Lachlan Allen finished 14th overall with 16-13 results, while GasGas racer Jack Nunn finished seventh in the last chance race, unfortunately meaning he didn’t qualify for the world title-deciding motos.

The 65cc class saw Latvia’s Patriks Cirulis go 1-1 to win the world title, leading Easton Graves and Francesco Assini (GasGas). Zander Kruik (GasGas) 19th overall following a 15th-place score in moto two, rebounding from a less fortunate first race where he was classified 40th and seven laps down.

In the Nations classification, Team Italy was victorious over The Netherlands and France while Team Australia was P7.

Detailed results