News 14 May 2009


Motorcycling Australia press release:

Once again Honda has stepped in to support junior Motocross riders, becoming the naming rights sponsor for the 2009 Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championship for the ninth time.

The Championship will take place at the Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club from 26 September to 3 October and will showcase Australia’s best junior Motocross talent during the eight day event.

Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club President, Mark Tyquin, said that despite tough economic times, it was great to see Honda continuing to support Motocross and was looking forward to working with them to make the event a success.

“The club is thrilled that Honda has come on board as the naming rights sponsor for this year, and we look forward to working closely with them to ensure the event is a huge success,” Tyquin said.

“This is by far the biggest junior motocross event held in Australia each year and it is an honour for our club to be chosen to host the event.

“The Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club is extremely grateful for the support Honda has extended to us and the sport of motocross in general, in these extremely difficult economic times.”

With the details of sponsorship finalised, the club can now begin work at the track ensuring all the facilities are in top working order.

“Planning for the event started back in June 2008, and the support Honda has extended has allowed us to commence the track and venue improvements required for us to successfully run an event of this magnitude,” Tyquin said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our club and the Gippsland area in general.”

Honda’s General Manager for Motorcycles, Tony Hinton, said that he was looking forward to the event this year.

“Honda Australia is very much looking forward to their ninth year as the naming right’s sponsor for the Junior National Motocross Titles,” Hinton said.

“The young riders and their families put in a lot of hard work and passion to make it happen, and we have remained involved because we are serious about supporting the sport at the development level.

“This year will be even more exciting for us in that the event is being held in our own backyard in Victoria so there will certainly be a large contingent of Honda fans out to show their support to the kids!”

The Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club has a dedicated section on their website with all the most up-to-date information on the event.

Riders are now able to register their preferred riding number with full details available on the club website.

Anyone with queries or questions about the event are asked to call Event Coordinator, Karen Morris on 03 5127 6365 or 0427 594 361 between 10am and 2pm, or by emailing [email protected].