Ahead of this year’s edition of the KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship (KTM AJMX) in Gillman, South Australia, Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to confirm that the 2020 event will move North to Rockhampton, Queensland. Hosted by the Rockhampton and District Motocross (MX) Club from 6-11 July, the 2020 KTM AJMX will carry on the superb demonstration of Australia’s elite Junior MX talent that fans have seen in the event’s prestigious history.
As a highly prestigious and well-respected National Championship, the KTM AJMX attracts competitors from all across Australia, as well as international hopefuls seeking to make their mark in Australia’s highly competitive MX scene.
Peter Dark, President of the Rockhampton and District MX Club, said that it is fantastic to be chosen by Motorcycling QLD and Motorcycling Australia for this event.
“It is a complete honour, and a reward for the effort our members have given to the sport for many years,” said Mr Dark.
“The event will bring approximately 500 of Australia’s best junior racers from across every state in Australia, including a few international racers.”
The Rockhampton and District MX Club will also work alongside the Rockhampton Regional Council to strengthen the leading Junior MX Championship in Australia. Rockhampton’s Mayor, Margaret Strelow, is thrilled with the announcement, stating that “we’re expecting 500 incredibly talented competitors to travel in from around Australia, along with their families and supporters.”
“The KTM AJMX is only held in Queensland once every seven years, and it is absolutely fantastic that the Rockhampton and District Motocross Club has been successful in attracting next year’s event to our Region,” highlighted Mayor Strelow.
“The fact that we have the opportunity for this major Motocross event in Rockhampton is a credit to the fantastic track and even better reputation of the Rockhampton and District MX Club. The Championship will come one week after the adrenaline fuelled Rockynats motoring festival, so I’m predicting a lot of people planning to travel in for the Rockynats might look at extending their stay!”
Motorcycling Queensland General Manager Kim Rowcliffe said that the Rockhampton District Motocross Club was chosen to host the 2020 Australian Junior Motocross Championships due to its very strong credentials in delivering well run, well promoted, and successful motorcycle events.
“We have full confidence in the club running this very important event, and in so doing, spotlighting the sport of motorcycling in a positive manner, as well as the city of Rockhampton,” said Mr Rowcliffe.
MA is thrilled to officially announce the 2020 KTM AJMX location and corresponding dates, as well our partnership with the Rockhampton and District MX Club to produce the best platform on which we can elevate the elite level of our Junior MX competitors.
*Photograph courtesy of Sharon Wellard Photography.