Motocross newcomer gearing up for national stage

Hannah Stewart's first passion is motocross. Picture: Jack Foley
Hannah Stewart's first passion is motocross. Picture: Jack Foley

HANNAH Stewart took up motocross less than two years ago, yet she is about to take on some of the country’s best at the Australian Junior Motocross Championships.

The 15-year-old from Two Rocks has now completed more than 160 hours on the bike and is working full-time as a trade assistant at West Coast Motorcycles in Joondalup.

Hannah Stewart shooting for stars

“It’s a dream job for her to feed her passion for motorcycles, surrounded by a great bunch of people who have taken her under their wing,” mum Tabatha Jones said.

She has also added two more disciplines to her schedule: road racing and supermoto where she’s been granted an exemption to race in the adult classes and is currently sitting first in the clubman division.

Hannah Stewart in supermoto action. Picture: John Innes photography

But her first passion continues to be motocross, with a recent strong showing at her home track of Wanneroo Junior Motocross Club where she took all three wins for the girls 12 to under-16 class at Round 5 of the State Junior Motocross Championships.

“It was strong riding after coming back from bike trouble at the previous round, which lost her the championship, but moving on she has some exciting months ahead,” Ms Jones said.

Hannah Stewart at the Kid of the Sand competition. Picture: Vikki Adele Photography

Stewart now hopes to finish in the top 10 at the national championships in SA from September 28 to October 5, competing on her new sponsored 2020 Husqvarna.

Next season she will move up to senior racing.

Stewart has also been competing in the Junior State Road Racing Championship, coming third in Round 3 despite only just starting in the discipline.

Hannah Stewart in road racing action. Picture: John Innes photography

“Hannah jumps from one bike to the other, normally on the same day, and has no problems adjusting despite never having experience before,” Ms Jones said.

However no matter what bike she is on, she continues to display a ribbon for autism awareness to support her brother Ryan.

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