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Australian Motocross Champions List 125cc Class

Australian Motocross Champions List - 125cc Glen Bell

New South Wales rider Glen Bell won six 125cc Australian Championships between 1983 and 1991.

HOMEGROWN HEROES

The most successful 125cc racers in the history of the Australian Motocross Championships

1953 to 2001

Back in 2011, Dirt Bike Action magazine ran a feature story titled Homegrown Heroes. 

It took a look at the history of Australian Motocross and published a list of the most successful racers in the history of the Australian Championships.

The system
The following points system was used to generate the Top 20 list.  

The top three overall results in each class for each year of each championship were counted – allocating:

  • three points for the win
  • two for second and
  • one for third.

Thanks to your support, we now have a complete list of all Australian Motocross Champions and have updated the Most Successful Racer’s List from the very first Australian Championship in 1953 up to today

Disclaimer

Although all winners in the 125cc class are now known and published, there are still some holes in the minor results for this class.   

So these results are based on the information we have to date.  

If you can fill in any gaps in the placings, email AMXHistory@Outlook.com now and we’ll adjust the scores. 

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The most successful 125cc racers

Glen Bell on podium

Glen Bell was clearly Australia’s most ever successful 125cc rider , more than doubling the points of any other rider in this class 

1st
Glen Bell (NSW) 
20 points

Equal 2nd
Gary Flood (VIC) 
Stan Jones (VIC)
9 points

4th
Troy Carrol (VIC) 
8 points

5th
Troy Dorron (VIC) 
7 points

Equal 6th
Dale Britton (WA)
Jeff Leisk (WA)
Ken Rumble (VIC)
Cameron Taylor (VIC)
Kim Ashkenazi (NSW)
6 points

Equal 11th
Ken Richards (VIC)
Peter Carney (NSW)
Ray Dole (NSW)
Ray Fisher (VIC)
Ray Vandenburg (VIC) 
Steve Cramer (VIC)
5 points

Equal 17th

Craig Carmichael (NT)
Craig Dack (NSW)
David Basham (SA)
Michael Byrne (VIC)
Trevor Flood (VIC)
Richard Turner (TAS)
4 points

Australian Motocross Champion Ken Rumble

Victorian rider Ken Rumble won the inaugural 125cc title in 1953, then successfully defended  it in 1954

Gary Flood - four-times Australian Champion in Tasmania in 1969

Gary Flood  (Victoria) won back-to-back 125cc Australian Championships in 1969-70

1961 Australian 125cc Champion - Ray Dole Victa on his powered Victa Bantam at Moorbank

New South Wales rider Ray Dole created history in 1961 winning the 125cc championship on a Victa lawnmower powered engine

New Zealander Brian Martin, winner or 125cc Australian Championship at Manjimup 1974 (pictured here on a Suzuki)

New Zealander Brian Martin, won the 125cc Australian Championship at Manjimup in 1974  on a Honda (pictured here on a Suzuki)

Ray Vandenberg Australian Motocross Champion

The 1982 Australian 125cc Champion Ray Vandenberg, from Victoria

1981 Jeff Leisk wins his first senior Australian Motocross Championship at Symmons Plains in Tasmania in the 125cc class

Jeff Leisk (WA) won his first senior Australian Motocross Championship in 1981 in Tasmania

Riders to win the most 125cc Championships

Glen Bell (NSW) 6
Gary Flood (VIC) 3
Stan Jones (VIC) 3

Riders to win successive 125cc Championships

Ken Rumble (VIC, 1953-54)
Stan Jones (VIC, 1963-64)
Gary Flood (VIC, 1969-70)
Glen Bell (NSW, 1983-84)
Glen Bell (NSW, 1986-87)

Jimmy Ellis in action at Noble Falls

Jimmy Ellis (USA) won the 1985 Australian 125cc Championship at Noble Falls in Western Australia

Dale Britton 1996 Australian 125cc Champion - No 1 plate in 1997

Dale Britton  won the 1996 Australian 125cc Championship series riding for Team Kawasaki – his first year riding for Team Green, alongside Peter Melton (QLD)

1992 125cc Australian 125cc Champion Kim Ashkenazi represented Australia at the Motocross des Nations

1992 Australian 125cc Champion Kim Ashkenazi represented Australia at the Motocross des Nations

Australian
125cc
Motocross Champions

1975 Gaston Rahier - 3 times Australian Motocross Champion

Reigning World 125cc Champion Gaston Rahier  from Belgium won the 1975 Australian 125cc Championship in Tasmania, as well as the 250cc and Unlimited classes

1953 Ken Rumble (VIC)
1954 Ken Rumble (VIC)
1955 Class not held
1956 George Bailey (VIC)
1957 Ken Richards (VIC)
1958 Alan Lee (TAS)
1959 Stan Jones (VIC)
1960 Charlie May (VIC)
1961 Ray Dole (NSW)
1962 Class not held
1963 Stan Jones (VIC)
1964 Stan Jones (VIC)
1965 Ian Gaff (VIC)
1966 Ray Owen (VIC)
1967 Leon Street (VIC)
1968 Ray Fisher (VIC)
1969 Gary Flood (VIC)

1970 Gary Flood (VIC)
1971 David Basham (SA)
1972 Edward Lancaster (VIC)
1973 Gary Flood (VIC)
1974 Brian Martin (VIC)
1975 Gaston Rahier (Belgium)
1976 Steve Cramer (VIC)
1977 Darryl Willoughby (SA)
1978 Michael Landman (VIC)
1979 Shane Kirkpatrick (WA)
1980 Peter Carney (NSW)
1981 Jeff Leisk (WA)
1982 Ray Vandenburg (VIC)
1983 Glen Bell (NSW)
1984 Glen Bell (NSW)
1985 Jimmy Ellis (USA)
1986 Glen Bell (NSW)

1987 Glen Bell (NSW)
1988 Jeff Leisk (WA)
1989 Glen Bell (NSW)
1990 Stephen Andrew (VIC)
1991 Glen Bell (NSW)
1992 Kim Ashkenazi (NSW)
1993 Cameron Taylor (VIC)
1994 Joel Elliot (NSW)
1995 Michael Cook (QLD)
1996 Dale Britton (WA)
1997 Troy Carroll (VIC)
1998 Michael Byrne (VIC)
1999 Troy Dorron (VIC)
2000 Kim Ashkenazi (NSW)
2001 Troy Carroll (VIC)

 

The most successful 125cc racers
(by State)

Jeff Leisk dominated Australian motocross and supercross in 1984 and 1985

Jeff Leisk (pictured) and Dale Britton were WA’s highest point scorers in the 125cc class

NSW
1. Glen Bell, 20
2. Kim Ashkenazi, 6
3. Peter Carney, 5
     Ray Dole, 5

VIC
1. Gary Flood, 9
     Stan Jones, 9
3. Troy Carroll, 8

 

WA
1. Dale Britton, 6
    Jeff Leisk, 6
3. Neville Cutts, 3
    Shane Kirkpatrick, 3

SA
1. David Basham, 4
2. Darryl Willoughby, 3
3. Andrew Haydon, 3

 

QLD
1. Michael Cook, 3
2. Andrew Bailey, 2
    David Armstrong, 2

TAS
1. Richard Turner, 4
2. Alan Lee, 3
3. Ian Harrison, 2

 

NT
1. Craig Carmichael, 4

 

Videos
Australian 125cc
Championships

1981 -125cc Australian Championship  Symmons Plains, Tasmania

1982 -125cc Australian Championship  Echo Valley, Toowoomba, Queensland

1985 Australian Motocross Championships Television  special Noble Falls, WA

More Australian Championship results and photos

Click on the links to the right to view

 

Number of 125cc Championship wins by manufacturer

Australian Motocross Champion Troy Carroll

Troy Carroll’s Australian Championship win in 2001 took Yamaha to 11 wins at the top of the Leader’s Board in this class

1.  Yamaha, 11 wins
2.  B.S.A. and Honda, 8
4.  Bultaco, 6
5.  Suzuki, 5
6.  Kawasaki, 4
7.  C.Z, 1
     Dole Victa Special
     Husqvarna
     Montesa
     Triumph

125cc Homegrown Heroes stories

125cc Championship Timeline

1953

Ken Rumble wins the first 125cc title on a B.S.A. machine at the inaugural Australian Motocross Championships at Korweinguboora in Daylesford, Victoria. 

1958

Triumph’s first championship with George Bailey on a 125cc machine at the Moorebank Army Camp, near Sydney.

1961

New South Wales rider Ray Dole created history winning the 125cc championship on a Victa lawnmower powered engine.

1964

Victorian rider Stan Jones wins his third Australian 125cc Championship at St. Leonards Circuit, Devonport (TAS), also winning successive titles.

1967

Victorian rider Leon Street wins Bultaco’s first 125cc Championship at Mt. Kembla in Woolongong (NSW).

1968

Kawasaki’s first championship with Ray Fisher on a 125cc machine in Collie, Western Australia. Fisher created history winning the first Australian Championship on a Japanese 2-Stroke and the last to win on a British 4-Stroke (in the Unlimited class).

1971

South Australian rider David Basham wins C.Z.’s first and only Australian Championship in the 125cc class at Clarendon in South Australia.

1972

Montesa’s first and only championship with local rider Edward Lancaster  winning the 125cc class at 
Wallan in Victoria.

1973

Gary Flood wins his third championship on a 125cc machine at Foster Park, Mulbring (NSW).

1974

Honda’s first championship with Brian Martin on a 125cc machine.

1975

Suzuki’s first championship win with Gaston Rahier on a 125cc.  The reigning World Champion also won the 250 and 500cc classes that year.

1976

Victorian Steve Cramer becomes the first Australian to win the National 125cc Championship aboard a Suzuki, switching to the Japanese 2-stroke after World Champion Rahier’s tour down under.

1981

Jeff Leisk wins his first senior championship on a Honda 125cc machine at Simmons Plains in Tasmania, having won back-to-back Restricted License Holder titles in 1979-80.

1983

Glen Bell wins his first championship in the 125cc class at Acusa Park in  South Australia.

1988

Jeff Leisk returns from Europe to win the 125cc Australian Championship and all classes contested at Mackay in Queensland.

1990

The first time the Australian Championships were contested at separate events – 500cc at Kalgoorlie and 125/250cc classes at Noble Falls (WA) the following week.

1991

Glen Bell wins his sixth Australian 125cc Championship at Noble Falls (WA), the first time separate championships were held at different venues for each class.

1992

A multi-round championship across several states is introduced with Kim Ashkenazi doing it in style winning all three classes. 

1993

Cameron Taylor wins his first championship in the 125cc class.

2001

Victorian rider Troy Carroll wins the last 125cc Australian Championship to be held.

2002

A new Pro-Lite class is introduced, replacing the 125’s.

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