The Young Husqvarna racer wrapped up the 85/105cc junior championship last weekend in Melbourne.
By Hayden Gregory
The youngster needed just one race win on the final day of racing to lay claim to the junior supercross crown. With three races scheduled, Roberts needed just the first as he dominated the field to win the championship. Not satisfied with the result the Husqvarna junior went on to score a perfect day winning all three motos capping off a sensational season.
“I’m stoked that I won! I’ve been training hard and putting in the effort,” Roberts explained. “I’ve been going to cross-fit three or four times every week, and cycling with Mossy and Willsy. I’ve been riding at McCleary’s track with all the pros, just training heaps with them and riding the tracks, training non-stop.
“At the start of the season I had a big competition with Rhys Budd, but he crashed at Adelaide and was unable to finish the series off. It was definitely tough to put the whole championship together without any mistakes. Melbourne was pretty much spot on, nothing went wrong, the track was pretty good.
“After winning all three at Jimboomba, all I had to do was win the first race and I’d win the title; then I could just go out in the last two and have fun. The last one I was battling with Bailey for the whole race and passed him in the second-last corner to get the win.”
Roberts won the championship ahead of fellow Husqvarna rider Bailey Malkiewicz in second and Samuel Noonan in third.
Australian Supercross Championship Junior – 85cc/150cc Series Points:
- Jy Roberts 511,
- Tyler Darby 448,
- Samuel Noonan 417,
- Brandon Steel 290,
- Joshua Zorbas 251,
- Rhys Budd 236,
- Rylee Goetsch 189,
- Mason Rowe 146,
- Bailey Malkiewicz 94,
- Jaxon Rayner 82