Wilson Todd claimed 3rd overall at the FIM World Juniors Championships in France in the 65cc class
Joel Dinsdale took 14th overall in the 85cc class

QYJDT Take On The World and Land On the Podium

23 Aug 2010

The Queensland Yamaha Junior Development Team of Joel Dinsdale and Wilson Todd competed at the FIM World Junior Motocross Championships over the weekend and came away with some impressive results.

The 2010 event was hosted at the Dardon- Gueugnon circuit in France, where they pitted the worlds’ fastest junior pilots together in an individual and teams championship.

12year old Wilson Todd (Steve Hunt Motorcycles) competed in the 9 to 12 years 65cc class and posted an astounding third place overall in the World Title. The Atherton, Queensland based charger was on song all weekend posting great qualifying times throughout the Saturday practice sessions and then carried that form into the first of the two championship motos on Sunday.

Todd raced to third in moto one and returned for fourth in moto two giving him a very consistent day and a third place in the overall standings.

“I had no idea what to expect here in France,” Wilson said down the phone. “Getting some good lap times in on Saturday gave me some confidence and I was just aiming for a top 5 to 10 finish, so to finish third and be on the podium is super cool.”

“ I am stoked!”

Team mate Joel Dinsdale (Bullet Bikes) also looked the goods after the Saturday sessions with the seventh fastest time out of the 107 riders entered in the 13 to 16 years 85cc class. Dinsdale then moved into the main event after finishing third in his qualifier and looked for big things on Sunday.

Unfortunately a bad start and some crashes hampered his moto one performance and he crossed the line in 17th place. Moto two fared a little better and Dinsdale charged home for a 10th place finish and an overall result of 14th in the ultra competitive class.  

“I am a little bit disappointed with the result, but happy with the way I raced. My speed was right there with the best guys in the world, I just made too many mistakes to get a good result.”

“Still, it was a great opportunity for me to race here and the experience has been amazing. I also have to thank Bullet Bikes and my home town of Mackay for getting behind me as their support has been unreal,” Dinsdale offers.

Both riders received significant assistance for Motorcycling Australia, Yamaha Australia, Gebben Motoren and EHR, and have passed on their thanks.

As a team, the Australian crew of Wilson Todd, Mitch Evans, Scott Mann, Joel Dinsdale, Errol Willis and Matt Phillips managed to finish third in the championship, just behind that United States and Italy in a top showing for the standard of Australian junior motocross.

Juniors 65cc
1 PINHANCOS Jake USA - KTM 25 25 50
2 HSU Brian TWN - KTM 22 22 44
3 TODD Wilson AUS - KTM 20 18 38
4 SIKYNA Richard SVK - KTM 16 16 32
5 VAESSEN Bas NED - KTM 12 15 27
6 EVANS Mitchell AUS - KTM 13 14 27
7 PAPI Brock USA - METRAKIT 11 12 23
8 CROWN Joseph USA - KTM 0 20 20
9 PRAMMER Lukas AUT - KTM 10 10 20
10 20 ZONTA Filippo ITA - KTM 18 0 18

Juniors 85cc
1 JACOBI Henry GER - KTM 25 20 45
2 GAJSER Tim SLO - KTM 18 25 43
3 EKEROLD Stefan GER - KTM 22 9 31
4 JONASS Pauls LAT - SUZUKI 7 22 29
5 KOVAR Vaclav CZE - KTM 14 15 29
6 CERVELLIN Michele - FMI HONDA 15 13 28
7 DE WAAL Micha Boy - KNMV SUZUKI 11 16 27
8 BOGERS Brian NED - KTM 5 18 23
9 MANN Scott AUS MA - KTM 20 2 22
10 OLSEN Thomas Kjer DEN - SUZUKI 9 10 19
14 DINSDALE joel AUS – Yamaha 3 – 11 – 14

2 Italy
3 Australia
4 Czechoslovakia
5 Netherlands
6 France
7 Sweeden
8 Spain
9 Belgium

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