TINAMBA’s Cody Dyce will compete against the best junior motocross riders in the world when he takes part in the FIM Junior Motocross World Championships held at Orlyonok in Russia this Saturday, August 14.
Cody, 15, will go up against the world in exceptional riding form having recently won the state’s 250cc junior title and finished third in the 125cc junior title at the final round of the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships in July.
Cody also dominated the Yamaha Rising Stars Rookies Cup at the MX Nationals in Shepparton on Sunday, July 31, claiming the overall championship lead with one round remaining.
Cody is thrilled to be heading over to Russia to represent Australia on the world stage: “I’m pretty excited. I’m keen to get over there and see what I’ve got against these faster kids. I’ve never been overseas before,” Cody said.
Cody is aiming for a top five finish in the 125cc class. “Hopefully, I will go well, I’ll just try my best and see how I go,” he said. “It feels pretty good to be able to represent your country and to see what you’ve got against the fastest kids in the world,” he added.
“I’ve been doing a bit of training on and off the bike recently such as mountain bike riding and swimming,” Cody said. “I’ve been practicing heaps of starts out at Krusic’s Ride Park who have been a really big help this year,” he added.
Upon Cody’s return from Russia he’ll be competing in the final round of the Rookies Cup at the MX Nationals in Coolum in Queensland on Sunday, August 28 then will be heading to Renmark in South Australia to compete in the Australian Junior Motocross Championships from September 28 – October 1.
Cody would like to say a huge thanks to all the motorcycle clubs – Maffra-Sale MC, Blue Rock MC, Rosebud MC and Outtrim MC – who held fundraisers over the last two months to help him get to Russia.
“They’ve been a great help and their support is absolutely fantastic. I’d also like to thank Krusic’s Ride Park for providing me with an awesome facility to train at; Fox, Shift, Cameron Taylor, Stephen Powell, SPMX, Ray Howard, Bridgestone, DT1 Air Filters, Zeta, Steve Cramer Products, Giant Bicycles, GYTR, Yamalube, Blue Crew, Sporting Legends and my parents for their amazing help. I couldn’t do all this without them,” Cody finished.