Danielle Foot is looking to continue her extraordinary year of riding as she heads to Western Australia for the 2015 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship.
By Hayden Gregory
Foot has had a fantastic year winning her fourth consecutive Girls 12 to under-16 title at the 2015 Penrite Hattah Desert Race in July. The 15-year-old also finished third overall in the women’s 14+ class at the 2015 Amateur National Motocross Championship in the United States.
Danielle has been preparing very hard for the upcoming championship which includes practicing her sand riding at Rosebud.
“I’ve been doing laps and laps of practice at Rosebud to try to improve my sand riding before Bunbury,” Foot said.
“I’ve definitely improved after doing more than a hundred laps and many motos since I’ve returned from the US. The sand has been my home for the last two weeks.
“I’ve also got a new 250cc bike. The suspension on the 125cc and 85cc bikes is ready to go. Everything is falling into place nicely,” she added.
Danielle will enter the championship as defending 85cc 2-stroke champion. While she looks to regain the title in this class Foot will also compete in the 100cc-150cc 2-stroke and 200cc-250cc 4-stroke Girls 13 to under-16 classes. Last year Danielle took out the 85cc 2-stroke 14 to under-16 girls class by 25 points, winning all five of her motos.
The championship will mark Foot’s last junior motocross competition before she graduates to the senior ranks.
“I would like to defend my championship that I won in Appin last year in the 85cc class and win the title in both classes this year. That’s what I’m going for and it would definitely finish the year off on a high,” Danielle said.
“Going into seniors next year as a two-time Australian junior champion would be really nice,” Danielle said. “I grew up racing against Emma Milesevic and it will be good to get back up there with her and race against the big girls and boys.
“I’m nervous but really excited for next year,” she added.
Danielle would also like to thank Oakley, Motul, Pirelli Tyres, Fist and Main Event Fitness and her parents for helping her get to Bunbury to compete in Australia’s biggest motorcross competition for juniors.
“It’s not cheap to go over there and race so I’d really like to say a massive thanks to them,” Danielle added.
The Australian Junior Motocross championships will run a week long starting September 27th and finishing October 3rd.