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Mat Fabry and Deacon Paice awarded "Wildcards" to represent Australia in WJMX

The WA Dynamic Duo are super stoked-read what they had to say!

  • 1 August 2018
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Mat Fabry and Deacon Paice awarded "Wildcards" to represent Australia in WJMX

Motorcycling Western Australia are extremely proud to have another two of their members Mat Fabry and Deacon Paice awarded "Wildcard" entries for the World Junior Motocross Championships earlier this week.

Fabry and Paice will join fellow WA team mates Regan Duffy, Kayden Minear and Seth Shackleton in the 2018 Australian Junior Team.


All five West Australian's that were chosen to be part of the 2018 Australian FIM World Junior Motocross Championship Squad of 46 riders, have made it through to the final Australian Team selection.


Motorcycling Australia (MA) announced their selection of the Australian Team competing in the FIM World Junior Motocross (WJMX) and named in the team are MWA members Regan Duffy, Seth Shackleton, Kayden Minear, Mat Fabry and Deacon Paice.


This will be the first time the WJMX will be coming to our shores and Australia is primed to take on the world!  The Australian Team will compete in the 2018 FIM World Junior Motocross Championship (WJMX) that will be racing at the renowned Horsham Motorcycle Club VIC on the 26th of August 2018.


125cc Matthew Fabry

"I was super excited to get the call up from team manager Mark Willingham on Saturday. Having missed out on the first round of selections it comes as a complete surprise to get a wildcard ride".

"I haven’t ridden a 125cc in nearly a year but I’m sure I will dial in quickly and give it everything I have to represent Australia as best i can. It’s been a dream of mine to compete in the Worlds Titles and something I will remember for the rest of my life."✊🏻


Mat would also like to say big thanks to Peter Strickland for all his endless help and keeping my dream alive and the entire Bee-Firm NRG Yamaha team and Five Star Yamaha. Also Grant from Aussie Moto for setting a 125 up for me and Cody Chittick for loaning me his bike to race on at Horsham and Matty Popelier is going to lend me his 125cc bike to have a practice on before I go over to Horsham".


Marie and Mike Fabry were thrilled with the surprise news, "We are so proud of Mat and all the WA kids for making it onto the team.

"Mat puts in 110% into everything he does and juggles being a full time TAFE student, helping out on the farm and a lot of travelling this year but has taken it all in his stride. Just an experience that comes around once in a lifetime. Thank you so much to everyone who is part of making this event happen and for the experiences it will give to those competing and spectating". 


65cc Deacon Paice 


"I’m really excited and proud about getting the chance to ride at the WJMX Championships for Australia.  It’s going to be an honour to ride alongside the other boys from WA and the other states in such a big Championship. I’m also looking forward to watching some of the world’s greatest race   I’m not really sure what to expect but I’m looking forward to the experience and promise to give it my best shot I’d really like to thank all fellow riders, friends and family and my amazing sponsors for all of their support over the years".

"A special thanks to my Dad for the late night bike preps and for always being right next to me on the line. As always I’m super grateful to Mandurah City KTM, Surge Fitness, Marshall’s Power, FTs Moto-Works, Sixty 7 Mx, JMS, NR Metal Recycling, Paiceway Stoneworx, Bergman’s Autos and Smartline for your continued sponsorship".

Michael and Nicole Paice are fairly new to the sport and are excited about the news "We are very proud of Deacon and his efforts and achievements (both on and off the track) that have got him onto the Australian team. We could not have imagined that his first gate drop at WJMC would lead him here" 

"People often ask us how we can watch him ride the way he does but we know how much he loves the freedom of being on a bike and know how much fun he has when he’s riding with others. He is still young and learning and he is very lucky to have amazing influences in his motocross life and they have all helped him get to these World Championships.  We don’t know where MX will lead him in the future but we do know that he is having the greatest time of his life right now and he is honoured to represent his country".

Entry lists for the 2018 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship have been released! See who is making the trip to Horsham, Australia HERE 

Motorcycling WA would also like to thank Jack Foley for providing some awesome photos of the WA Team already and for taking time out last Sunday to capture Team WA in action at the WJMC club run.

Thank you Jack, and to our surprise (more like surprised) commentator Tom Leisk, we really appreciate all your efforts.

To view Jack's previous work or contact Jack go to


To Read about Duffy, Minear and Shackleton click HERE


MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 31 July 2018 - Youthstream is happy to announce the entry lists for the 2018 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in Horsham, Australia. The event will take place the 25th and 26th of August in Australia’s Victoria region.

The event will bring together riders from 23 different countries who not only race for their flag but also for themselves and to be crowned Junior World Champion and 65cc World Cup Winner. Three classes will take part in the racing with 65cc, 85cc, and 125cc.

Starting gates will be filled with big names such as America’s Max Miller, Ryder Difrancesco, and Aiden Tijeroalong with European top guns such as Holland’s Raivo Dankers, and Belgium’s Liam Everts plus the newly crowned EMX85 Champion from South Africa, Camden Mc Lellan.

In addition to the competitive racing a competition titled the 2018 RIDE GREEN CUP will challenge the teams and riders to show their commitment to the environment also via social media. From correctly disposing of motor oil to promoting a sustainable approach to racing the teams will be judged at the end of the weekend. By clicking HEREyou will be able to download the 2018 Ride Green Cup Info Document!



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