AN UP and coming motocross racer from Powys has found the next gear in his career and one he hopes will provide another step toward his dream of being crowed world champion.

It has been a big couple of weeks for 11-year-old Jesse James from Rhayader after being chosen from a few thousand riders to become part of the Nora Crs Development race team for 2024. 

Jesse was one of eight riders chosen for the 2024 season. 

Nora Crs are offering a unique opportunity to a select few who they see potential to be the next pro racers and complete on the world stage. 


The company already have teams in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and James forms part of the British team.

The youngster can look forward to a busy season.

Coming off the back of his first championship win in the 65cc class he will now move up to the 85cc class where he will compete in the Nora British Cup, UK Masterkids and the Bridgestone Masters.

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Mother Karen Hinds said: “Jesse is so excited to work with coach Robb from America and all the team at Nora Crs. 

“As Jesse’s parents we couldn’t be more proud of our son the dedication and effort he puts in to his sport everyday as he dreams of one day being champion of the world.”

The youngster is the latest off the talent conveyor belt at Rhayader Motor Club which has a well-earned reputation as one of the leading clubs in the country and home to a host of national and international champions.

Earlier this month, fellow Rhayader MC ace Alex Walton was crowned European E2 and Welsh Enduro champion.