RISING motocross star Ty Sharp is currently leading the charge in the 65cc C grade class in Victoria’s premier motocross competition for juniors – the M2R Helmets Victorian Junior Motocross Championships Presented by Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories – when the third round takes place this weekend at Ararat, May 7-8.
The incredibly-talented 9-year-old from Red Hill South has so far won all his races against 39 other riders. Ty has been very happy with how he’s been riding so far throughout the season, which started in March in Outtrim.
Ty also loved the track at Warrnambool at Round 2 in April. “I really liked the jumps and the corners at Warrnambool. I got stuck in the starting gate in race one so was a fair way behind the field and I had to catch-up quickly and still came out and won,” Ty, who now leads the 65cc C grade class by 48 points, said.
He is also a big fan of the track at Ararat and recently took part in a coaching day there to get used to it. “I had a lot of fun there and now know the way the track flows and moves so it should be great fun this weekend,” he added.
Ty started racing in 2013, but took a break last year to play footy, but fortunately decided to come back and started to train with Cameron Taylor in November.
He has since got back into the swing of it by winning all six of his races in-a-row. “I wanted to have a go at footy but I really like the excitement of motocross,” Ty continued.
“I would really like to thank my sponsors Y-AIM Coaching, Cameron Taylor MX, SPMX, Flickr MX, Delph MX, Michelin, Top Line Seat Covers, Collective, Civil Pro, and my Mum and Dad for all their help throughout the season,” Ty thanked.
“I would feel really happy if I managed to win a Victorian title,” he added. Ty would also one day like to be like Jed Beaton, a fellow Victorian who is currently leading the MX2 class at the 2016 Motul MX Nationals.
Round 3 of the M2R Helmets Victorian Junior Motocross Championships Presented by Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories takes place at Ararat on May 7-8.
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2016 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships
65cc C grade standings (after Round 2)
- Ty Sharp 210 0
- Seth Rich 162 48
- Jack Kenney 162 48
- Troy Mora 161 49
- Jett Patullo 160 50