Goulburn Valley Junior Motorcycle Club member Josh Danaher is looking forward to finishing the season off strongly when his club hosts the Victorian Senior Motocross Championships this weekend.GEORGINA CAHILL July 18, 2014 3:15am
Josh Danaher is looking forward to racing on his home track this weekend at the Victorian Senior Motocross Championships.
Josh Danaher will have an edge on his competitors at this weekend’s Victorian Senior Motocross Championships.
Danaher, from Shepparton East, will compete in under-19 clubman class and C-grade lites.
The 16-year-old’s club, Goulburn Valley Junior Motorcycle Club, will host the event.
Danaher said he was excited to be competing at his home track.
‘‘It’s one of my favourite tracks,’’ Danaher said.
‘‘It’s where I’ve been riding since I was a kid.’’
It all started when Danaher was five years old.
His father, Kevin, bought him a bike.
‘‘The youngest one’s always the favourite,’’ Danaher said with a laugh.
While Danaher started riding on a much smaller bike, he currently rides a KTM 250fxf.
Danaher said the Mooroopna track was in great condition.
‘‘I’ve been riding at Goulburn Valley Junior MC for three years now,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a good hard-packed track to ride on.”
The fourth and final round of the competition will be fought out on the weekend and Danaher hoped to move up the leaderboard.
The Year 11 Notre Dame College student sits eighth in the under-19 clubman class, but is hoping for a top-five finish.
‘‘I’d like to finish the season off strong in the C-grade lites and finish in the top 10 in the under-19 clubman class,’’ he said.
Danaher will compete alongside his friend Brodee Windham from Albury.
Windham leads the under-19 clubman and coming fourth in C lites.
The weekend will mark Danaher’s first senior competition.
Danaher said it was much tougher competing against older riders.
‘‘They don’t mind riding a bit dirtier too,’’ he said.
While Danaher has only been competing for three years, one particular championship stood out to him.
‘‘Definitely last year coming third in 125cc at the Australian Junior Motocross Championship,’’ he said.
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