For the second time in history, the FIM World Junior Motocross Championships will be run outside of Europe. In 2009, the Championships were held at Taupo, the North Island of New Zealand, in 2018, the Championships will be held at Horsham, Victoria, Australia. On Saturday the 25th August 2018 athletes from the age of seventeen-years-old and under from all over the world will converge on the Wimmera for the prospects of being 2018 World Champion. After waiting three years for an official date, the Horsham Motorcycle Club is ecstatic.
“Race day is on the 26th. Riders will turn up on the 24th and practice and qualifiers is on the 25th,” Club President Kenny Watts.
With the bonus of the event not clashing with the Major American Amateur Motocross event, the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross Championships, the venue is poised in receiving race entries from across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans to compete in the 65cc, 85cc and 125cc classes.
“This is the first time Australia has ever hosted this event and Laurie (Pearson), our treasurer, is over the moon and is ringing everybody. It started as a flick-of-the-tongue comment then went onto our wish list, and now it is a reality. It’s not like this was Australia bringing the event to Horsham it was the Horsham Motorcycle Club bringing the even to Australia.” Concluded Watts.
The club has made many improvements over the years, and there are still more planned making the venue world class.