World Junior Motorcross Championships Calls for Woodvale Resident

Regan Duffy in action. Picture: True Spirit Photos
Regan Duffy in action. Picture: True Spirit Photos

WOODVALE’S Regan Duffy has been selected to represent Australia in an international competition for the first time.

The 12-year-old said he was honoured to be picked for the national team heading to Spain to compete in the 85cc class at the 2015 World Junior Motocross Championships on July 19.

Duffy has been a keen and talented motocross rider since he was old enough to ride, starting on a KTM 50sx mini then progressing to 50sx, 65sx and 85sx small and big wheels, on which he has won numerous state titles including the 2014 national title on a 65sx.

Duffy will ride a 125sx after his birthday in July thanks to Mandurah City KTM, which has sponsored him since 2007.

Duffy’s father, Darren Duffy, who was also a talented junior and senior motocross rider, said he was very proud of his son and the efforts he had put in over the years.

WA’s other national representative is 14-year-old Caleb Grothues, of Iluka, who won a world championship title in 2012 and was unlucky not to win another last year. He is the current Australian 85cc champion and world 85cc runner-up champion and this year intends to compete on both 125cc and 250F machines in his first rookie season aboard the four-stroke.

Four other Australians will make up the national team under Glenn MacDonald.