‘Better than clockwork’: Watts
High-quality racing, perfect spring weather and relatively seamless operation and organisation have combined to make Horsham’s presentation of Australian Motocross Championships a success.
Horsham Motorcycle Club spokesman Kenny Watts said the week-long event at Dooen Recreation Reserve had been operating ‘better than clockwork’.
“It’s just awesome in Horsham. We’ve turned the weather on, turned the racing on, turned everything on. We’re really pumped with how it’s all going,” he said.
The KTM championships, which feature world-class juniors from across Australia and beyond, rate as one of the largest participation elite motorcycle events in the country.
Championship racing, featuring riders aged from seven to 16 and with competitors from New Zealand, New Caledonia, Estonia, Thailand and Indonesia as well as Australia started at the weekend and will continue until Friday.
Mr Watts said spectator numbers had been good but reminded Wimmera people that attendance was free.
“This is a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s best young motocross riders taking on one of the best tracks in Australia – and it’s free,” he said.
“If you’re on the Henty Highway, driving past Dooen and you notice that there’s something quite big happening at the reserve then don’t hesitate – come in and have a look and see what all the fuss is about.”
Racing continues today, tomorrow and Friday from 9am.