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Junior Motorcycle Thrill Seekers
The FIM World Junior MX Championship is coming to Australia for the first time and will be hosted by the Horsham Motorcycle Club over the weekend of Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August at the clubs track at Dooen Recreation Reserve, Henty Highway, Dooen.
The top junior Motocross riders from around the world will compete at Horsham in the 2018 World Junior Motocross Championships.
Competitors from Europe, America, Asia, New Zealand and Australia will compete in 65CC, 85CC and 125CC classes.
One of the most popular motorsports in the world motocross is motorcycle racing on gravel, mud or grassy roads with the riders control and weight shifting allowing them to manoeuvre their bikes at full speed while performing tight turns and jumps.
The Horsham track is about 1.7 kilometres long and 8 to 10 metres wide for the most part. The starting grid comprises 40 mechanically dropped, self-penalising gates on an earthen pad. Obstacles include tabletops, step up, step down, whoops, ski jumps, triple-up, berms and off camber corners. Well constructed, it has many passing opportunities and is generally considered to be a fast, flowing style of track.
Motocross is one of the world's most popular motor sports, full of heartstopping, high speed action.
Hosting this event is a great coup for the Horsham Motorcycle Club, so get along to this event and support them and the Australian riders.
The Horsham track is considered to be fast, guaranteeing top performances from competitors.
Tickets are available at the gate and cost Adults $20 per day, Children (Under 12 years old) $10 per day and Family (2A and 2C) $50 per day.
Getting There …..
Horsham is 300 kilometres west of Melbourne, about a 3½ drive via the M8 to Ballarat and then the A8.
Don't miss all the fast paced action of the 2018 World Junior Motocross Championship at Horsham from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August.