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Junior National Road Race Series Paves The Way For Australia’s Future Champions

30 October 2008 – The Honda CBR150 Junior Road Racing series wrapped up last month at the fifth and final round held at Phillip Island. 

After a gruelling series, three top juniors emerged to claim life changing prizes.

Queensland rider Michael Jones will now be riding a Moriwaki MD250H for the 2009 season as a Honda factory supported rider, finishing the season with the most points overall for the series.

As well as having the MD250H to compete on, Jones will be given a parts budget as well as support from Honda’s road race team operator, Motologic, directed by Paul Free.

"I’m so stoked, I don’t know what to say. Can I have Paul Free’s number? I need to talk to my new boss," said Jones.

"Brodie Waters has been developing the Moriwaki all year under Paul’s guidance and I can’t wait to throw a leg over it."

Ryan Dymond, another Queenslander, won the ticket for the Red Bull Rookies Cup final trials in Portugal. This will be his second opportunity to try out, after winning the Junior Road Racing series last year.

"I’m not going to hold anything back this year. I’m going to go hard and get through. If I crash, I’m going to get up and go harder!" Dymond said on receiving his giant boarding pass from Beau Emerton of Red Bull.

NSW rookie Josh Hook will head to Motegi, Japan, to race at the Honda CBR150 Cup.

"To represent Australia in the CBR150 Cup is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and truly an honourable prize," said Hook.

Tony Hinton, Honda Australia’s General Manager, was extremely pleased with the junior racers. "The standard that the juniors were racing the CBR150’s this year made us even more committed to the development of junior racing," said Hinton.

"Honda Australia will be making an exciting announcement in the near future regarding the 2009 CBR150 Red Riders Cup.