Ashton Brightmore shines his way to 2024 SuperEnduro Junior World title

Monday March 4, 2024 at 10:42am
Ashton Brightmore shines his way to 2024 SuperEnduro Junior World title

At just 17 years old Ashton BRIGHTMORE (GBR-GASGAS) accomplished his mission perfectly, winning the 2024 MotoZ FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in the Junior category at his home round in Newcastle. Without so much as a wheel out of place, the younger brother of Mitch BRIGHTMORE (2023 Junior World Champion) showed unfailing composure throughout the season and on the most important night of the year.

The GASGAS rider won the first race of the evening with authority and a huge standings lead over Israel’s Suff SELLA (KTM). Despite finishing an uncharacteristic seventh in the first race, SELLA reacted well by putting enormous pressure on BRIGHTMORE during the second race. The two men were wheel to wheel in the final turns of the race. SELLA let go in the melee and BRIGHTMORE headed towards his second success of the evening, which gave him the title of Junior World Champion.

This latest triumph for the BRIGHTMORE family was celebrated in a wave of emotion which was plain for everyone in the arena to see. In just two seasons, the two brothers have emerged as two of the most talented riders in the sport. MITCH and ASHTON perfectly embody the bright future of the MotoZ FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. The last round was won, in a burst of pride, by Suff SELLA who offered superb competition to BRIGHTMORE. Since his severe leg break last year, SELLA has proved himself as a fierce and skilled competitor and he offered up many great fights in 2024. Unbeatable BRIGHTMORE wins gold, while silver goes to SELLA. Roland LISZKA (HUN-KTM) resisted the return of Marc FERNANDEZ SERRA (ESP-KTM), and the young Hungarian won the bronze medal in the junior category.

Ashton Brightmore “It really means a lot to win this title, it hasn’t sunk in yet but at the same time I’m absolutely buzzing. Winning it a year after my brother is special, as a family we work really hard, and to follow in Mitch’s footsteps is so great. It’s going to be interesting to fight it out in Prestige next year! It won’t be easy and I have a lot to learn, but I’m always up for a challenge!”

Words and Image by MotoZ FIM SuperEnduro World Championship

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