Team Rider Applications Open for 2018 FIM World Junior Motocross

By |2018-01-31T15:46:10+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: BLOG|

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is now calling for expressions of interest for Australian Team riders for the FIM World Junior Motocross (WJMX) which is heading down under to Horsham, Australia. It’s now time to select which riders will represent the green and gold on the world stage! The highly anticipated WJMX will take place on the 26th of August.

The WJMX is without a shadow of a doubt the world’s most prestigious Junior Motocross event. It’s going to be an incredible sight to witness, delivering a show for spectators and competitors alike.

The MA Team Selection Policy will be applied for the selection of the 2018 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship Australian Team. The MA Motocross Commission will recommend Squad places to Motorcycling Australia (MA) and the ROC Committee for final approval.

The final Australian Team will ultimately be selected from the Australian Squad with consideration given to results events including the 2017 Australian Junior Motocross Championships, 2018 State Championships, 2018 Squad training and coaching programs, and other significant 2018 open events within Australia or Internationally where riders of a National level with similar abilities are competing against each other.

Participation in each and every one of the above-listed events is not mandatory for selection, however, results and progress at these will be considered towards the final rider Australian Team selection process.

Australia will have 21 riders flying the flag at the biggest Junior Motocross event to hit our shores. The 21 riders will be split between the following three classes, seven to be selected in each;

WJMX Classes
-FIM Junior 65cc Motocross World Cup: Age Restrictions-minimum 10 years of age and maximum 12 years of age.
-FIM Junior 85cc Motocross World Championship: Age Restrictions-minimum 12 years of age and maximum 14 years of age.
-FIM Junior 125cc Motocross World Championship: Age Restrictions- minimum 13 years of age and maximum 17 years of age.

Australian riders may have the chance to secure a wildcard entry. If there are less than 40 entries received from other federations, there will be opportunities for wildcards for Australian riders at the WJMX.

Team Rider application forms are available to download here. Applications close Friday 30th March 2018

Applications and enquiries should be addressed to:

Matthew Falvo
Motorcycling Australia
PO Box 134
South Melbourne, VIC 3220
Email: offroad@ma.org.au

Further information can be found on the application forms at www.ma.org.au/forms

For more information head to www.ma.org.au
Keep an eye on the Motorcycling Australia Website for further details and also our follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts to keep in the loop. You can also find information on the Horsham Motorcycle Club Facebook.

About the Author:

Kendall Jennings, KAJX Communications photojournalist since 2002. KAJX: Kendall A. Jennings (Photojournalist), who is a big The X-Files fan (what the X stands for in KAJX) and motorcycling fan. “I am extremely passionate about motorcycles and have been riding a motorcycle since I was 4 years old. I was introduced to the world of motocross racing in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Everyone should experience motorcycling whether it be a rider, passenger, racer, official or spectator. KAJX is all about sharing the motorcycling love. I am honest, opinioned and if I don't know something I will say so and then educate myself to provide an answer. Living is learning. I worked as a Motorcycle Spare Parts Manager for 15 years, I am also a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic.” Kendall Jennings.
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