A NUMBER of young Victorian riders were greeted by a wet and muddy motocross track at the Swan Hill Motorcycle Club for day one of MV’s Australian Junior Motocross Championships Training Camp.
That didn’t put much of a dampener on the days activities however, with the three coaches – Mark Willingham, Ross Beaton and Jades Oates – taking the riders back to basics while the sun and wind did its best to dry out the track a little.
Within two hours of the start time the larger bikes were able to hit certain sections of the track and the more advanced coaching got underway.
“Full credit to the coaches this morning,” MV Sport & Rider Development Manager Mark Vallance said.
“They were met with the challenge of finding some solid ground to get to work on, particularly for the smaller bikes, and they kept all the kids keen and active.
“The Swan Hill Motorcycle Club also deserves plenty of credit, after a couple of hours the track started turning the corner and by the end of today it was in great nick. Tomorrow, the track should be absolutely perfect for the riders,” he said.
The riders got some great access to Jades, Mark and Ross with the riders moving from coach to coach throughout the day and working on a number of different technical aspects of their riding.
The riders will now rest up and be ready to hit the ground running back at the track tomorrow for the second and final day of MV’s AJMXC Training Camp.
“Both the club and the coaches did a great job today and I’ve no doubt that day two will be just as good, if not better!” Mark said.
The Australian Junior Motocross Championships takes place in Renmark, South Australia from September 24 – October 1.
Sport & Rider Development Manager