Who you wouldn’t want to be this week: Junior World Selection


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AUSTRALIA. Well with the Junior World Motocross Championships heading to Australia this August, obviously every motocross kid wants to be on the team since it is home soil with overseas expenses severely cut. No passports, no flights, no overseas adaption which all the foreign competitors will have to endure, and quite frankly, for the top international riders it won’t be that hard to familiarise themselves with Australiana.

With a training camp held at Horsham over the weekend for a group of riders, they didn’t make it easy for Aussie selectors, all putting in decent performances and commitment to travel to Horsham. With the Junior World’s entries coming to a close, the Australian Team Selectors have just over a week to break hearts and advance the selected group.

With the Junior Worlds running under FIM Rules, there are slight differences, and to be honest, our riders will adapt better with Australia moving to a yellow flag rule which is similar to the FIM. As back in 2015, it was hard breaking to witness our Aussie Riders being passed by other competitors being familiar with the FIM yellow flag rules, however under pressure in race mode, reactions are at there finest and routine kicks in.

It will be interesting whom is selected for the Aussie team, and with a maximum of 40 riders to line up in 2 classes for a chance of World Championship and 40 riders for World Cup status, hopefully, an Aussie can have all the luck to make it onto the Podium. And for Aussie race fans, there is going to be some spectacular racing on your doorstep, grab a ticket and enjoy the ride, as this is the first time the Junior Worlds is in Australia, and no matter how many motocross events you have been to in the past, no other Australian event compares to the Junior World Motocross Championships.