The world FIM motorcycle association will be presenting a special award to Australian Caleb Grothues on the 2nd of December in Monti Carlo,in France for his 2012 achievements. Australian Caleb Grothues stole the spot light in 2012 by winning the World FIM championship in Bulgaria.

Considering Caleb , took his engine with him, flew from Perth to Belgium, practiced on tracks there, then travelled across to Bulgaria and won the world championship against riders who ride at the Bulgaria track all year round, really surprised the FIM delegates in Europe and also surprised the USA team managers.

After coming 2nd in USA this year at Loretta,s in the mod class, Caleb came home to get ready for the Europe trip. After studying the Bulgaria track, some minor tuning adjustments were made to Caleb,s engine before leaving for Belgium, and this time the USA rider could not win against the Australian rider, and the European EHR riders could not catch the Aussi who made such a big lead in the finals and a maximum score.

Several delegates said they have never seen a 65 rider so fast to the first corner! Caleb will fly to France to recieve his award, then back to the Crown Casino here, to recieve a sportmans award, then he recieves his award from W.A. motorcycle Association, all in 2012. Caleb travelled to USA this year and now twice to Europe , all in 2012.

Already Caleb has been asked to ride next year in Europe and USA, so 2013 will be a busy year. Calebs 65 engine was developed over 2 years form Wilson Todds 65 engine, used to come 3rd in the world championships in France. As each year goes by our Juniors are getting faster, and riders like Wilson Todd and Caleb Grothues have really put Australia on the map.

By the time these boys are riding 125cc bikes we may have more world champion trophies returning home.