The 15-year-old from Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, made his debut ride at the New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville a particularly memorable one, winning three races from three starts on his KX250F as he dominated the 14-16 years' 250cc class.
"I'm not permitted to race senior class in Australia until I'm 16, which means I have to wait until March, but, by coming over to race at Woodville in New Zealand, I can get to race the top juniors on Saturday and then the seniors on Sunday.
Dobson also managed an impressive seventh overall in the international talent-packed, 40-rider senior MX2 (250cc) class the following day.
"This trip has allowed me to get in some really good practice for the longer races that I will have to deal with in the senior ranks in Australia. I think I have the speed but it's nice to be able to give my strength and stamina a bit of a work-out.
"If I had stayed at home, I would not have had any racing to do before the Australian nationals kick off but this trip has been great for me."
Jesse Dobson will race a Kawasaki KX250F in the Under 19s class at the 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals.