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Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championships

With the Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championships just a few days away the Honda Junior Development Team riders have finished preparations and are ready to race.

Riders Wayde Carter, Hayden Mellross and Nick Scott all have extensive, varied experience in the junior motocross arena and are all positive the week long motocross competition will prove very successful.

The Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championships has over 600 riders registered and is the biggest event on the motocross calendar. Riders from all over the country will converge on the Murray Bridge Sporting Car and Motorcycle Club on October 1st ready to do battle for the week.

Honda rider Wayde Carter from Victoria, who was victorious in both the 85cc and 150cc classes in 2010, will be testing his stamina by riding in three classes at this year’s event on a CRF150, CR125 and CRF250.

Carter’s riding determination constantly shows through regardless of the class he is racing in. Winning the Victorian titles in 2011 on his CRF150, Carter declares the Hattah Desert race as his favourite, he won last year on his CRF150 and backed it up again this year 2011 on his CRF250.

"Each year I feel like I'm improving a lot and the wins have given me a lot of confidence coming into these titles, all the bikes are working really well and I can’t wait to get out there" Carter said.

Hayden Mellross from New South Wales will be back to defend his 200-250cc wins from 2010 as well as competing in the 125cc class in which he came second in last year. After dominating every race he has competed in so far this year, Mellross is more than confident for the Junior Motocross Championships next week.

After recently spending time in the USA riding at the Millsaps Training Facility, Mellross says he is feeling very confident; "It has been a fantastic experience to race the best in the world and to spend time training at the Millsaps Facility. I feel very comfortable on the Hondas and am the fittest I've ever been so can’t wait for the Aussie's. I would like to go 1-1 in both 125 and 250 classes as this is my last year in Juniors".
Third Honda rider, Nick Scott started the year off in winning style taking out a couple of rounds of the QLD Sun State Series but unfortunately a fractured right wrist has slowed his winning pace.

Not deterred by the small delay Scott says, “I was determined to come back stronger so I trained really hard while I was off the bike, it was worth it because I won the Jono Porter Memorial and the last round of the QLD Sun State Series where I still finished second overall. With all the work I've been putting in hopefully I can win another title".

The Honda Australian National Junior Motocross Championships kick-off on Saturday October 1 and run until October 8, 2011.

September 29, 2011