The future stars of the Grand Prix Motocross world were on display in Tartu, Estonia over the weekend as the country hosted this year’s FIM Junior Motocross World Championships.
The best young future stars of motocross, raced for their shot at the Junior World Champion title in the classes of the FIM Junior Motocross 125cc World Championship, the FIM Junior Motocross 85cc World Championship and FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup.
This year’s overall championship went to Denmark, with second going to Netherlands and third to Italy. Australia just missed out the top three by four points.
Australia Team Manger Mark Willingham described the weekend; “It was a very solid effort and performance from the riders, only small differences would have made large inroads to a higher position. I’m very proud of all the riders and they have represented their country phenomenally well.”
In the 125cc class, Bailey Malkiewicz managed to finish with 12th and 13th place finishes. Mason Semmens managed 24th and 18th placings.
For the 85cc class, Alex Larwood managed to qualify and finish in 18th and 7th places. Unfortunately due to tight sessions Cody Chittick just missed out on qualification and Jett Lawrence had to withdraw due to a crash on Thursday practice and wasn’t able to continue.
Finally in the 65cc class, Kayden Minear and Jet Aslop managed very impressive results over the course of the weekend. Minear managed a 4th and 3rd place finishes. Aslop managed 9th and 6th placings.
MA is very proud of the results of efforts and results of Team Australia in this highly competitive event.
Team Australia Competitors Results
125cc Race One Classification
Bailey Malkiewicz 12th place
Mason Semmens 24th place
125cc Race Two Classification
Bailey Malkiewicz 13th place
Mason Semmens 18th place
85cc - Race One – Classification
Alex Larwood 18th place
85cc - Race Two - Classification
Alex Larwood 7th place
65cc - Race One - Classification
Kayden Minear 4th place
Jet Aslop 9th place
65cc - Race Two - Classification
Kayden Minear 3rd Place
Jet Aslop 6th place
National Team Championship Results
1. Denmark 10
2. Netherlands 13
3. Italy 22
4. Australia 26
5. Great Britain 27
6. France 30
7. Finland 40
8. Latvia 53
9. Czech 58
10. Germany 63
Photos from 2017 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, Australia Team.