The Australian team has claimed top honors in the final classification for the JWC125 Nations 2016 at the 2016 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in Russia.
Australian riders who took honors did so with just nine points, one less than second-placed Russia. Dutch riders incurred 15 points to give the Netherlands the podium third in the Junior Nations 125 category. As in the Motocross of Nations (MXoN) annual face-off, an event often referred to as the “Olympics of Motocross”, it is the national team with the least points that wins the competition.
Caleb Grothues and Riley Dukes were front runners in the JWC125 class. Grothues locked in a 4-5 finish, which was good enough for fifth overall while Dukes mirror those results finishing 5-4 to claim fourth overall.
Fellow Australian Cody Dyce managed to place inside the top 10 in both races, placing 10th in Race 1 and seventh in Race 2 which saw the Yamaha rider eighth overall.
In the JWC85 class KTM’s Dante Hyam put together back-to-back sixth place finished to wrap up the weekend in fifth overall while fellow rookie Cody Chittick placed 24th.
Results JWC125 Orlyonok 2016
1. Jago Geerts (BEL), KTM (2-1)
2. Roan van de Moosdijk (NED), Yamaha (1-2)
3. Jakub Teresak (CZE), KTM (3-3)
4. Riley Dukes (AUS), KTM (5-4)
5. Caleb Grothues (AUS), KTM (4-5)
Results JWC85 Orlyonok 2016
1. Rene Hofer (AUT), KTM (1-1)
2. Meico Vettik (EST), KTM (2-4)
3. Maksim Kraev (RUS), KTM (3-5)
4. Nikita Petrov (RUS), KTM (4-8)
5. Dante Hyam (AUS), KTM (6-6)
Results EMX65 Open Cup Orlyonok 2016
1. Kirill Vorobyev (RUS), KTM (1-1)
2. Karlis Alberts Reisulis (LAT), KTM (3-2)
3. Aleksey Orlov (RUS), KTM (2-4)
4. Edvards Bidzans (LAT), KTM (7-3)
5. Sergey Glebkin (RUS), KTM (4-7)
Results JWC125 Nations 2016
1. Australia, 9
2. Russia, 10
3. The Netherlands, 15
4. Czech Republic, 15
5. Latvia, 19