HODDLE Creek’s national junior motocross champion Mason Semmens is gearing-up to take on the best young riders in the world when he represents Australia at the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in Estonia in July.
The current Australian Junior Motocross champion in the 100-125cc class and the 128-150cc/200cc-250cc 13 to under-15 year’s class is extremely excited to be able to compete against the best of the best in Lange Motokeskus on Sunday, July 30.
“Estonia will be cool. It’ll be a good opportunity and a good experience. I’ve got good people around me. It’s pretty cool to be able to go and represent Australia over there. It’s a good feeling,” the 15-year-old said.
Mason has been pretty happy with his riding form so far this year. “It’s been going pretty well. I’ve been training really hard this year.
“I’ve done a few national rounds at the MX Nationals where I’m equal first in the 125cc class and I’m currently winning the Rising Star Rookies 250cc class. I’m also winning both 125cc and 250cc classes in the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships,” he added.
It won’t be Mason’s first overseas experience as he competed in New Zealand earlier in the year in the Woodville GP in the country’s North Island in January.
“I ended up second in the 125cc class in the senior class as you can race seniors in NZ when you’re 15. I was racing back-to-back motos in the 250cc class and finished tenth in the MX2 class.
“I also competed in the third round of their MX Nationals where I won a 125cc race. Both were pretty good experiences,” Mason said.
Mason said he’ll bring an open mind when he gets to Estonia. “I haven’t set any goals yet for the Junior World Motocross Championships. I’ll go over there open-minded. I’ll see how I go in qualifying.
“Qualifying inside the top ten would be lovely and I’ll see what I can do from there,” he added.
Mason said the sandy track in Estonia reminded him of the track where he won two national junior titles in Renmark, South Australia last year. “I’ve watched a few videos of the track. I really like that type of sandy track so hopefully it all goes well,” he added.
Mason would like to thank his parents, Brock from Alltech Suspension, KTM Australia, MotoX Oils, Dunlop Tyres and everyone else associated with the team.
You can follow the FIM Junior Motocross World Championships at the official FIM website here: http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/sport/junior-motocross/