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New Thor Honda Smart Junior Team Announced

9 January 2009 - Full Throttle Sports, in conjunction with Honda Australia, are pleased to announce the all new 2009 Thor Honda Smart Youth Development Team.

Together with Honda and Honda Smart, a team of talented riders have been carefully picked to represent the manufacturer in 2009 in all respective national and state championships.

2008 Roost Rookie champion Dylan Peterson will compete in the Under 19 MX Nationals, whilst Queensland based multiple Australian champion Jacob Wright will compete in the 14-15yrs 250cc.

Dylan Gosling and Matt Philips will compete in the 250cc 15yrs class. Hayden Melrose will compete in the 13 – 14yrs 250cc and 150cc BW classes, and Wade Carter will ride the small wheel 150 in the 9 – U12yrs.

This group of talented young individuals will reap the rewards of expert tuition and advice from the team’s new coordinator Glen Bell.

Bell is a twelve times Australian Champion, and is looking forward to the challenges his new role will bring.

“Honda has been involved in junior competition at a factory level for 15 years and believes in harnessing the talent of our young up and coming riders,” he said.

“Honda has had great success with over 40 national titles to their credit. I am looking forward to building upon this success, and working with this group of talented riders to help them be the best they can be.”

Honda has chosen Full Throttle Sports to manage its junior team, as they have a long history of producing solid results with juniors.

Full Throttle Sports owner Yarrive Konsky also understands the importance of supporting today’s youth as they are the foundation of the sport’s future, according to Honda’s Managing Director Stuart Strickland.

“Riders such as Kade Mosig, Dylan Peterson, Wade Carter, Dylan Gosling, Dylan Berwick, Shaun Williamson and Josh Cachia have all achieved a great deal under his management,” he said.

“Honda has always believed that junior racing fosters world champions and aids in motorcycle development.”

“It is vital that we continue to provide young riders with the necessary tools to become professionals in their chosen sport, and we are confident Yarrive and his team will achieve these goals.”

According to Konsky, the Thor Honda Smart Youth Development Team will expect more from its riders than simply on track results,

“The riders will have to maintain a training and eating diary, write their own press releases and evaluation motorcycle reports,” he noted.

The Team will have a new website up soon which will provide information on the team’s results, sponsors and event stories. Please visit: www.thorhonda.com.au