JUNIOR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 – Report, Results. Video

Scritto domenica 26 agosto 2018 alle 23:05.

JUNIOR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Il Campionato del Mondo Junior Motocross si è disputato il 25 e 26 Agosto a HORSHAM in AUSTRALIA dando i suoi risultati, di seguito le classifiche assolute per categorie, 65cc, 85cc e 125cc, Assoluta squadre con relativo comunicato stampa del report e video degli highlights.

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CLASSIFICA ASSOLUTA 125cc

CLASSIFICA ASSOLUTA 85cc

CLASSIFICA ASSOLUTA 65cc

CLASSIFICA ASSOLUTA JWC 2018

1 Australia 10
2 The Netherlands 10
3 Italy 12
4 USA 26
5 New Zealand 34
6 Czech Republic 39

FIM Junior Motocross World Championship Highlights Australia 2018

Mondiale Motocross Junior. Maglia Azzurra ancora sul podio

Italia 3°, come nel 2017, e sfortunata. Vince l’Australia. Guadagnini e Rispoli rispettivamente 2° e 3° nella 125 e nella 65 cc.

L’Italia si conferma tra le migliori squadre nazionali del Motocross giovanile. A Horsham, in Australia, la Maglia Azzurra ha ripetuto il terzo posto ottenuto nel 2017 avvicinandosi però maggiormente alla vittoria finale. L’Australia ha conquistato il titolo iridato con 10 punti, a pari merito con l’Olanda, seconda. L’Italia si è classificata 3° con 12 lunghezze. A completare la top 5, Stati Uniti e Nuova Zelanda.

I nostri giovani hanno dimostrato di poter competere ai massimi livelli in tutte le categorie ma, allo stesso tempo, hanno vissuto un weekend sfortunato. Nella 125 cc Mattia Guadagnini (Husqvarna, nella foto) ha conquistato il successo in gara 1 conducendo la manche dal primo all’ultimo giro. Nella seconda heat, è partito con il gruppo dei primi per poi andare in testa. Peccato che a tre giri dalla fine sia scivolato retrocedendo in terza posizione dietro all’australiano Bailey Malkiewicz (Yamaha) – 2° nella manche di apertura – e al ceco Petr Polak (Ktm). L’azzurro ha visto così la vittoria sfuggirgli di mano e si è laureato vice campione del mondo alle spalle del pilota di casa.

Nella 85 cc Andrea Viano (Ktm) ha fornito prestazioni positive. In gara 1 è rimasto in testa nelle primissime fasi per poi concludere 6°. In gara 2 ha agguantato la top 5 ma, a seguito di alcuni errori, è passato 9° sotto la bandiera a scacchi ottenendo il 7° posto di giornata. Lo statunitense Caden Braswell (Ktm) si è assicurato il titolo.

Brando Rispoli (Ktm) è stato tra i protagonisti della 65 cc nonostante la sfortuna. Nell’ultimo giro di gara 1, mentre era secondo, un doppiato è caduto davanti all’azzurro che non ha potuto fare nulla per evitarlo dovendosi quindi accontentare del 6° posto. In gara 2 è partito in testa e vi è rimasto fino a poche curve dal termine, quando ha subito i sorpassi dello statunitense Logan Best (Ktm) e dell’australiano Braden Plath (Husqvarna) arrivando 3° sotto la bandiera a scacchi. Un risultato che gli ha consentito di concludere il Mondiale sul gradino più basso del podio alle spalle di Plath e dell’americano Enzo Temmerman (Ktm).

Thomas Traversini, Commissario Tecnico FMI: “In questa occasione è difficile nascondere il rammarico per le vittorie mancate a livello di squadra e individuali, però l’impegno dei ragazzi è stato davvero encomiabile. Guadagnini ha dimostrato di essere il più veloce della sua classe e il titolo era assolutamente alla portata, peccato davvero per quanto successo. Viano si è comportato molto bene in una classe che ha espresso un livello molto alto. Basta guardare i tempi per rendersene conto. Rispoli, che ha messo in mostra le sue capacità, è stato davvero sfortunato. Guardando gli aspetti positivi, quest’anno sono saliti sul podio due piloti azzurri e siamo andati decisamente vicino alla vittoria di squadra. In conclusione voglio ringraziare personalmente, ancora una volta, lo staff e i team per la disponibilità e il grande lavoro svolto”.

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World Champions Crowned and Australia takes Home Nations Win in Horsham

HORSHAM (Australia) 26 August 2018 – The FIM Junior Motocross World Championship has crowned its 2018 champions today in Australia. The circuit of Horsham played host to unforgettable racing especially for World Champions Bailey Malkiewicz and Caden Braswell in the 125 and 85 classes along with FIM 65cc Junior World Cup winner Braden Plath!

The day in Horsham was unforgettable and started with chilly temperatures matched by overcast skies but as soon as the racing kick started sunshine arrived setting up perfectly for great racing and spectating alike. Each world’s best young riders were tested by two races against competitors that many have never faced before which required both focus and consistency.

125cc Junior Motocross World Championship

Italy’s Mattia Guadagnini was the fastest in the first race of the 125cc class from the start where he took the holeshot to the finish as he never looked back. Guadagnini created a gap over Australian Bailey Malkiewicz who was the only real threat but was unable to come close enough to attack the #101 Husqvarna.

Race 2 was filled with tighter racing action after Malkiewicz took the holeshot and Guadagnini took the lead away but Malkiewicz was closer in terms of pace the second time around forcing the Italian to defend his lead instead of focus forward.

The pressure caused the Italian to make a mistake and crash in the final laps costing him the World Championship title eventually finishing 3rd. Malkiewicz took the race win and in result the overall and title of FIM Junior Motocross World Champion in front of a highly supportive home crowd.

Mattia Guadagnini had to settle for being Vice World Champion after a disappointing end to his weekend. Petr Polak from the Czech Republic joined Malkiewicz and Guadagnini on the podium in 3rd place overall after a consistent 3rd and 2nd.

Last year’s 85cc Junior World Champion, Eddie Jade Wade from the UK moved up to the 125cc category this year but was unable to line up after injuring himself in Saturday’s Qualifying Practice.

New Junior Motocross World Champion Bailey Malkiewicz said: “It has been a great event the whole weekend. Winning in front of my home crowd is just fantastic. I am so happy with the result and with my performance.” 

     

 

Photos: 

Main Photo: 125cc Start

Bottom Photos: 1. Bailey Malkiewicz; 2. 125cc Podium

85cc Junior Motocross World Championship

Caden Braswell from Team USA was the fastest of the 85’s off the start but the fastest in the race as a whole was Belgian rider Liam Everts, son of motocross legend Stefan Everts. Liam masterfully led Race to the finish but during race 2 his fortunes changed when he crashed and was unable to finish due to a bike issue.

Stefan Everts said: “Liam had a bad luck, he could have been a world champion, he was the fastest rider on the track in Race 1 but thankfully he crashed after the jump and is not injured.”

The Race 2 FOX Holeshot went to Dave Kooiker from the Netherlands but Caden Braswell, who take the Race 1 FOX Holeshot, made his way into the lead and took the Race 2 victory.

The strong racing from Braswell, including a battle over third in the first race with fellow American, Ryder Difrancesco, earned him the title of 2018 FIM Junior Motocross World Champion.

Team Netherlands conquered a notable performance in the 85 class with double podiums as Kay De Wolfbecame Vice World Champion with a 2nd and 6th place while Kay Karssemakers took 3rd overall for the second time in 2 years at the event after finishing 4th in both of today’s races.

85cc Junior Motocross World Champion Caden Braswell said: “I am very proud to become a World Champion, my dreams have come true. I am the best in the World! I am really proud of myself and for my country. I would like to thank my family and Team USA for all the support.”

 

Photos 

Main Photo: 85cc Podium

Bottom Photo: Caden Braswell

65cc Junior Motocross World Cup

Excitement to race from the riders was evident since the early morning and the first 65cc race was led with a FOX Holeshot from Czech Republic’s Vitezslav Marek. A first turn crash took several riders down but all escaped unharmed.

Relative unknown Marek was the big surprise of Race 1, taking full advantage of the FOX Holeshot. The Netherlands’ Lotte Van Drunen is the only female rider in the competition regardless of racing class and she not only impressed but beat every 65cc rider other than Marek in Race 1. 3rd in race 1 was Enzo Temmerman from the USA with the two Australian’s of Kayden Minear and Braden Plath 4th and 5th while 2018 EMX65 Champion Brando Rispoli from Italy took 6th.

Race 2 started much stronger for Rispoli however as he took the FOX Holeshot. American Logan Best took over the lead and scored the race win but only managed to finish 12th in Race 1 which held him off of the podium.

Consistency proved to be the winning attribute as Australia’s own Braden Plath was crowned 65cc Junior World Cup winner after coming back from the start crash in race to finish 5th followed by 2nd in Race 2. Temmerman’s 3rd and 4th place finishes scored him the second spot on the podium while Rispoli took 3rd after finished with 6-3 scores.

Junior World Cup Winner, Braden Plath: “I did not know most of the riders because we have never raced together before but I did not expect to finish at the top. I am really satisfied with the result and happy to win this title in my home country.”

 

Main Photo: 65cc Start

Bottom Photo: 65cc Podium

 

Nations Qualification

The winning team in the nations qualification was none other than the host country of Australia. Australia’s top performing riders Bailey Malkiewicz, Brad West, and Braden Plath helped the team to 10 points tying with Team Netherlands who were aided by the strong races of Raivo Dankers, Kay De Wolf, and Lotte Van Drunen while Team Italy took 3rd including Mattia Guadagnini, Andrea Viano, and Brando Rispoli with 12 points.

Though Italy didn’t win the overall title as the best team they did claim the 2018 FIM Ride Green Cup as recognition for their promotion of a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to racing.

     

Photo: 1. Team Australia; 2 Team Italy

FIM Junior Motocross World Championship – QUICK FACTS

Circuit length: 1710m

Type of ground: dark soil

Temperature: 18°C

Weather conditions: cloudy

Weekend Crowd Attendance: 4,000

– ONBOARD JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 –