Gun New Zealand Honda rider Trent Collins will ride for Honda Australia’s junior factory team ‘BCP Pro Circuit Honda‘ late this coming September when Australia’s best juniors make their way to Western Australia for the National Junior Motocross Championships. The 15 year old junior is a multi time National Champion in his home country and was over the moon when he received the phone call from Team Manager Lee Hogan regarding a potential ride.
“I have kept in contact with Lee via social media over the last 12 months and have been watching the progression of his junior team since the start of the year,” said Collins.
“It all started when I sent him a video of myself on the little CRF150R and he popped it up on his page and said he was blown away by it. Lee has kept an eye on me since then and when the opportunity came up to race under his factory team for this year’s Aussie Titles my dad and I just jumped at the opportunity. I currently ride for ‘The Honda Shop’ here in New Zealand which is our Factory Honda set up over here. I love the bikes and I’m really excited to ride the BCP Honda race bikes prior to the week long event starting.”
Trent Collins will join the power-house lineup already consisting of Taj Marshall who goes into the titles one of the hot favourites to take out the 13 to under 15 years 250cc four stroke class, along with Morgan Fogarty who likewise is one of the favourites to take out his class on board his Honda CRF150R. The sandy conditions of the Bunbury circuit in Western Australia will suit all three riders who are very much at home in the soft conditions.
“All of our boys are chomping at the bitt and ready to go,” said Team Manager Lee Hogan.
“The Junior Nationals are a unique event in the fact that it is the only race here in Australia that lasts a whole week. Not even the seniors have anything like this! So it becomes a major priority to be consistent and minimise your mistakes. You can’t just build yourself up for one big day, you have to back it up day after day for 6 solid days. The boys love their bikes and we have all the backing we need to give this year’s championship a real shake up. I’m wrapped to have Trent Collins line up for us and believe he will be a worthwhile addition to the team. He’s a good kid, a loyal Honda ambassador and knows how to twist the throttle.”
Day one of the National Junior Motocross Championships gets underway Sunday the 27th September with practice and timed qualifying, and wraps up Friday 3rd October with the last day of finals. Any riders still hoping to enter for the event can contact the Bunbury Motorcycle Club! They have extended their closing date for entries.