AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, MELBOURNE. The highly successful BCP Junor Honda Team has announced that Victorian Royce Anell will join Rhys Budd and Tanesha Harnett on the 2017 Team, with a final rider to be announced in the next 24 hours.
From the outside looking in, BCP is expanding Australian prospects by encouraging junior athletes to compete overseas, and a view that Rhys Budd mentioned recently “Well here it is 2017 , a few weeks ago now Lee come to me and it was very obvious the plan that he and Honda Australia along with all his sponsors associated with the team , wanted the same thing I did they share the same passion I do and to have the backing of the Honda brand is incredible, we as a team have some very exciting things organised for next year here in Australia and America so I’m pumped ✊?#22″
It is such an exciting time for Australia’s Elite Junior Motocross Athletes, with the Lawrence Brothers (Jett and Hunter) now based in Europe and achieving impressive results, as well as families relocating to the United States to compete in the Amateur Program, it seems that Australian talent is being sought and nurtured, and why not? If fans have a look at the Off-Road Racing side of things, riders have come from a motocross background such as; Toby Price, Matt Phillips, Daniel Milner, Josh Strang and many others, who are competing overseas and winning! With Motocross being such a small sport compared to Football and other team sports, Australia has a limited staging ground, especially with councils and government bodies restricting riding access to Parks and Forest, therefore bike time is restricted, Australia is still producing some of the best athletes in the world! There might be an advantage to living away from the spotlight until an athlete is ready to shine brighter.