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YZ65 CUP HITS WORLD SUPERCROSS

4 months ago | Words: Matt Bernard | Photos: YMA

YZ65 riders had an unforgettable experience when they signed up to compete in the YZ65 Cup at the recent World Supercross round at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. A total of 20 riders, aged between seven and 12, had the opportunity to race in front of a packed stadium alongside global supercross stars.

Under the mentorship of Jades Oates, a renowned MX training guru from Oates MX, the young riders enjoyed a track walk, autograph session, practice laps, and the thrilling five-lap race on November 25. Families and riders traveled from various locations to meet their heroes and race under the big bLU cRU awning, but the award for the farthest journey went to Djanoko Mahija Ariwibowo from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, known as Jetnoko on Instagram.

Despite a crash that initially set him back, Jetnoko displayed impressive determination to secure a fourth-place finish. The winner of the night was Blake Bohannon, with Nate Hargreaves in second and Ryder Trickey in third place. However, the focus of the event was not just on the competition but on the unique experience of racing at a global SX event, in front of a worldwide audience.

My nerves were epic! The racing was intense, the track was next level for our little 65 race wheels and so many friendships were formed that will last for many years to come,” says Cody Jackson from the Gold Coast.  

Big thanks to everyone who made this possible. A fall on the last lap meant a fourth place but the crowd was amazing. This is the best circuit I have ever ridden, see you next race!” says Jetnoko.

We were treated like superstars for the weekend. We were given a money-can’t buy-experience and memories that last a lifetime. Thank you!” says nine-year-old Lilly Lewis. 

 “Our aim is to reward families who have started their MX journeys on YZ65 by offering them a unique experience. The YZ65 Cup series delivers this by showcasing this next generation of dirt bike stars alongside professional racers and in front of a big crowd. The event is designed to create memories that last a lifetime,” says Jake Belford, YMA’s Customer Activation Co-ordinator. “Plus to be able to offer a spot to an international rider like Jetnoko shows what the bLU cRU is all about,” he adds.

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