2004 Junior World Motocross Championships Rewind

By |2018-07-12T16:53:08+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Junior World MX|Tags: |

Inaugurated in 2004 (the centenary year of the FIM), developing the Junior Motocross Cup (80cc/125cc) into the FIM Motocross Junior World Championship. A motocross championship for younger riders as a feeder Championship to the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP).

In 2004 Latvian Ivo Steinbergs won the 125cc and American Zach Osborne won the 85cc. Steinbergs raced at the Hangtown Motocross Classic on a 450 in 2011 finishing 36th Overall. While Zach Osborne has gone onto bigger and brighter things, currently sidelined with a shoulder injurty riding for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna. The 2017 250SX East Coast Champ and 2017 Motocross Champ has 17 career 250SX Class podiums, 25 career 250SX Class top fives, 1 career FIM World Motocross Championship win,
14 career FIM World Motocross Championship MX2 podiums, is the 2010 British Motocross Champion MX2 and 2013 US Trophy Team member at the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE).

Runner-up in the 125cc was Dennis Verbruggen, career highlights 2006: MX2 European Champion, 2005: 125cc Junior motocross world champion, 2004: 5th, Dutch 125cc championship 2nd 125cc Junior motocross world championship 2003: 40th, Dutch 125cc championship 34th, European 125cc championship 13th, 125cc Junior motocross world title 2002: 80cc Junior motocross world champion 80cc European champion 80cc German champion 2001 : 4th, 80cc German championship 27th, 80cc European championship.

Third in the 125cc Filip Neugebauer, German Motocross Champion DM Open 2009, German Motocross Champion DM MX2 2009, German Motocross Champion DM Open 2010, Runner-ADAC MX Masters 2010, 2012  Grand Prix win, MX3 Teutschenthal 2012, German Motocross Champion DM Open 2013, runner-DM Open 2015, DMSB motocross masterclass Open 2016.

Runner-up in the 85cc was multiple Estonian Motocross Champion Gert Krestompv.

  • 2002 DJFM Champion in 85cc
  • 2004 ADAC Champion in 85cc
  • 2004 Junior European Championship II place in 85cc
  • 2004 Junior World Championship II place in 85cc
  • 2006 Junior European Championship II place in 125cc
  • 2006 Junior World Championship II place in 125cc
  • 2006 US Nationals in Glen Helen 28th & 23rd finish in Motocross Lites
  • 2007 World GP 41-th place in MX2, total points – 6 (From May-August leg injury)
  • 2007 Motocross of Nations 11th place
  • 2008 World GP 17-the place in MX1, total points – 117(GP win in Lommel)
  • 2008 Motocross of Nations 12th place
  • 2008 Jan De Groot Award Winner
  • 2009 MX1 Estonian Champion
  • 2009 World GP 23rd place in MX1
  • 2009 Motocross of Nations 8th place
  • 2010 Motocross of Nations 15th place
  • 2011 British Championship 5th place
  • 2011 Red Bull Pro Nationals 3rd Place
  • 2011 Motocross of Nations 10th place
  • 2012 British Championship 3rd place
  • 2012 Red Bull Championship 3rd place
  • 2012 Motocross of Nations 7th place
  • 2013 MX3 World Championship 4th place
  • 2013 Motocross of Nations 10th place
  • 2014 MX1 British Championship 5th place
  • 2014 MX1 MX Nationals (UK) 5th place
  • 2014 Motocross of Nations 9th place
  • 2015 MX1 Estonian Champion
  • 2015 MX1 British Championship 3rd place
  • 2017 MX1 British Championship 2nd place

Third on the 85 was Yauheni Tyletski. In 2007 finished 7th in Heat 2 of the ADAC MX Masters in Germany.

With Horsham holding the 2018 instalment of the Junior Motocross Worlds, this is an example of the calibre of riders that will be heading down under in August. Australia will host the future names of Motocross.

Loretta Lyn’s Amateur Motocross snippet from 2004.




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