Junior rider Jesse Dobson will make the step up to the MXD class (Under 19s) on board his KX250F at this year’s Australian MX Championship and if his recent form is anything to go on, he will be a force to be reckoned with.
In a bid to gain as much experience as possible for the Australian MX series opener, the 15 year old flyer flew to New Zealand to get some valuable race time under his belt. Jesse didn’t come home disappointed winning all 3 of his Junior races on board his NZ Kawasaki supplied KX250F by an average of 20 seconds each race.
Jesse can’t compete in the senior ranks in Australia until he is 16 however, different regulations in NZ allowed Jesse to challenge in the Senior ranks (MX2 class) at Woodville. Jesse managed top ten finishes in each race taking 10-8-8 for 7th overall. Outstanding results for somebody so young competing for the first time in the Senior class.
Jesse was pleased with his results saying, “I'm pumped with my results. Especially in the Senior races on Sunday, considering I went down in the first race and came back from dead last to 10th. Woodville was good preparation for the MX Nationals in Australia. So far I'm happy with how my preparation is going. I need to work on a few little things but I'm confident I'll be ready to challenge for the podium at the opening round in April."
Jesse looks forward to competing in the MXD class at the first round of the 2013 Australian MX Championship at Raymond Terrace, NSW on April 14th.
Images used courtesy of Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com.