Star of the future

OVERSHOOTING the first jump and cracking his helmet on the handle bars of his motocross bike didn't stop Luke Davey from entertaining onlookers at the Ipswich Show over the weekend.

The incident, which occurred on the first day of the show, was only a minor setback for the 14-year-old who, after purchasing a new helmet, continued to shoot his 250cc 2-stroke bike 75 feet through the air.

Luke relished in the rare opportunity given to him by Ray Hunter to ride with the FMX Kaos International Freestyle Team, especially having never jumped in front of a crowd before and only practicing freestyle motocross for the past year.

Mechanical errors with his bike cost him some precious practice at landing on the Kaos crew's bus, which has been converted into a down ramp, but said it became easier with each show.

“I only got to hit it about 10 times (in practice), that's why I overshot it,” he said.

“It's a fair bit scarier than dirt because there are like no edges.

“Once you start hitting it you don't even notice, it's just like hitting a normal down ramp.”

The Lockyer District student had no favourite trick which he loved but said learning new tricks was what he enjoyed the most.

“Probably the best trick I can do now is a double grab Indian air,” he said.

Luke performed two shows a day for the entirety of the Ipswich Show.


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