Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce the Australian Team for the 2010 Oceania Motocross Championship to be held at Pukekohe Club, Harrisville, New Zealand on March 7.
The team is as follows:
10-12 years 65cc:
Mitchell Evans QLD
Hunter Lawrence QLD
Jordan Hill NSW
Dylan Dukes NSW
Jackson Williams VIC
12-15 years 85cc:
Joel Dinsdale QLD
Jack Simpson VIC
Jayden Archer NSW
Thomas Henry VIC
Blake Colleton NSW
15-18 years 125cc:
Matt Phillips TAS
Jason Reed NSW
Errol Willis NSW
Dylan Long VIC
Kale Makeham VIC
Riders will take part in the Auckland Championships on Saturday, March 6, at the same location before the Oceania Motocross Championship kicks off on Sunday, March 7.
Team Manager Mark Willingham said that, despite some difficulties with rider availabilities, a strong team has been selected and he’s keen to take on the Kiwis.
“Time was really tight for the selection process of the Australian Team for the 2010 Oceania Motocross Championship,” Willingham said.
“We went through a list from riders who took part in the World Junior selections last year as well as examining results from the Australian Junior Motocross Championships at Newry.”
With some new names listed as part of the Aussie Team, the opportunity to ride internationally will no doubt help to thrust them into the spotlight.
“The opportunity for some of our younger riders to step up and experience what will end up being a huge event will be awesome for them,” he said.
“The Oceania competition between our two countries has struggled over the last couple of years, but New Zealand has put in a massive effort this year.
“The event will be using the World Junior Championship classes to pit our countries against one another in what promises to be another fierce battle, while also promoting the development of junior riders for both countries.
“I am really looking forward to the rivalry, and have no doubt the trip will be a success.”
Special thanks must go to Peter Dinicol from CTR Truck Sales who has assisted in freighting bikes from all over the country to the container in Sydney.
© Photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com