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Four Honda Juniors To Represent Australia At World MX Champs

May 27, 2008 - Four junior Honda riders have been chosen to represent Australia at the 2009 FIM World Junior Motocross Championships.

The team was chosen by Motorcycling Australia after an intense three day training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and will compete at the Championships in Taupo, New Zealand, on August 15-16.

The 12-15 year old team includes Hayden Mellross from Young NSW and a member of the Thor Honda Smart Youth Development Team, and 12 year old Nicklas Scott from Cooran QLD who will be a reserve rider.

Riders for the 15-18 year old team include Dylan Peterson from Tewantin QLD, and Matthew Phillips from Wynyard Tasmania, both from the Thor Honda Smart Youth Development Team.

“This is extremely exciting and really proves that we picked the right team of riders to represent Honda as a brand,” said Yarrive Konsky, Director of the Thor Honda Smart Youth Development Team.

“The boys’ discipline and commitment to the sport is evident through their selection to the Australian team.”

“We’ve got a great group of talented young racers. It’s going to be tough competing against the world’s best, but it will definitely put them in a great position for their careers ahead,” said Mr Konsky.

This will be the first time that MA has sent a full team of riders to compete in the World Championships, with 16 riders across both classes of racing.

“This is an investment into the future of motorcycling. It’s about recognising outstanding talent and pushing them to succeed,” said Asher Newton, MA’s National Development Officer.

“It’s been great to expose our young riders to the AIS and teach them things like recovery and nutrition, which really sets them ahead of the game,” said Mr Newton.

Honda would like to congratulate all riders on their achievement.