Cody Dyce is the 13-14 years 125cc Australian Motocross Champion
Jordan Hill raced to second place in the 15 years 125cc and 250cc classes

YJR Podium Charge at Junior MX Nats

7 Oct 2014

Yamaha Junior Racing enjoyed another strong performance at the Australian Junior Motocross Championships, held at Appin Raceway in Sydney’s southwest, last week with the Yamaha Junior Racing program taking home one national championship, two second place finishes and two thirds.

Victorian Cody Dyce led the Yamaha charge with a national championship victory in the hotly contested 13-14 years 125cc division. Mounted on his YZ125, Dyce won the championship with 3-1-1 results in the three final format and he backed that up with a third place finish on his 250cc in the 13-14 years 250cc class.

“My week started out pretty ordinary and I crashed every time I went on the track but I was able to turn it around when the finals came and I raced pretty well when it mattered,” Dyce explains. “The YJR crew have been unreal and to have that support and advice there all week has been great.

“I also want to thank my family for their support and also Cameron Taylor and our Victorian team sponsors who are always there for us,” Dyce ends.

New South Wales’ racer Jordan Hill picked up a couple of second place finishes in the 15 years 125 and 250cc divisions. Like Dyce, Hill started the week slowly but quickly gained momentum and by the time the all-important finals came around, Hill was a fixture inside the top three and more than deserved his two runner up positions.

“This is my last year in junior racing and my goal was to win but I’m pretty happy to get on the podium on both bikes. 2014 has been a good year for me and being a part of Yamaha Junior Racing has certainly made me a better rider and racer.

“Thank you to Shane Booth and our YJR team as well as my family,” Hill said.

Ryan Eden picked up third place in the 15 years 250cc, making it a YJR 2-3 in the premier junior class. Eden picked up YJR support earlier in the year when Wilson Todd jumped up to the U19 division and since then, Eden has made every post a winner. 

Eden was rock solid all week on his YZ250F, taking home third in each of the finals and finished equal second with team mate Hill, but third on count-back.

“This is my first ever podium at the Australian Junior Championships, so I’m pretty pumped about that,” Eden said. “My bike was perfect all week and it was awesome hanging out with the other riders from the other states in the Yamaha team.”

Other honourable mentions go to Alex Larwood who picked up a fourth place in the 9-11 years 85cc and looks to be a star of the future while the ironman award goes to WA’s Liam Whisler who overcame a huge fall earlier in the week to just make the 40 rider 15 years 125cc final before charging home to a top six finish in class.

“Congratulations to Cody, Jordan and Ryan on their success at the Australian Junior Nationals and the rest of the riders for another strong performance,” offers Yamaha Motorsport Manager, Ray Howard.

“Yamaha Junior Racing is a vital piece in Yamaha Australia’s racing plans and the start of our pathway to professional racing. 2014 has been another great year for the YJR program with plenty of success at various events around the country.

“On behalf of Yamaha, well done to all the riders and families on their commitment in 2014,” Howard ends.

The 2015 Australian Junior Motocross Championships is headed west where Bunbury in WA will host the event.

2014 AJMX Results
13-14 years 125cc

1st Cody Dyce – YJR (Yamaha YZ125)
2nd Wade Kirkland
3rd Cody McMahon

15 years 125cc
1st Mitchell Evens
2nd Jordan Hill - YJR (Yamaha YZ125)
3rd Dylan Dukes    

15 years 250cc 4 Stroke
1st Mitchell Evens
2nd Jordan Hill – YJR (Yamaha YZ250F)
3rd Ryan Eden – YJR (Yamaha YZ250F

13-14 years 250cc 4 Stroke
1st Hunter Lawrence
2nd Wade Kirkland
3rd Cody Dyce – YJR (Yamaha YZ250F)

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