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NZ Cross-country Champs To Wrap Up In The South Island

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:14 pm | Bikesport NZ

Napier-base former Wairoa rider Tommy Watts (Yamaha), with an equal share of the championship lead at the halfway stage of the series. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com New Zealand's elite cross-country motorcycle racers will wrap up the 2021 national ... More >>

Enduro Championships Kick Off Near Tokoroa

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 5:17 am | Bikesport NZ

Rotorua's Ethan Harris (Yamaha), one of the riders to watch out for at round one of the 2021 New Zealand Enduro Championships near Tokoroa on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com APRIL 6, 2021: The 2021 New Zealand Enduro Championships ... More >>

Mx Glory For 'Weekend Warrior' On An Enduro Bike

Monday, 5 April 2021, 4:11 pm | Bikesport NZ

Taranaki's Renny Johnston (Husqvarna FE350), on his way to winning two New Zealand titles at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com He may describe himself as a "weekend warrior" these days, but Taranaki motorcycle shop owner Renny ... More >>

More To Racing At Full Throttle Than Meets The Eye

Monday, 5 April 2021, 4:09 pm | Bikesport NZ

Taranaki brothers Camo (left) and Scott Keegan were rarely far apart on the Taupiri race track, the sibling rivals swapping the lead many times during their five ATV (all terrain vehicle) races at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com ... More >>

There's Nothing To Slow Down These Bike Racers

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 7:51 am | Bikesport NZ

Hamilton's Seton Head (Kawasaki), likely to be among the leading riders at Taupiri this weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com With only common sense to slow them down, riders will no doubt have their throttles twisted right round to the stops ... More >>

Cream Of Kiwi Motocross Talent Heads To Taupo

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 6:22 am | Bikesport NZ

Mangakino's Maximus Purvis (Yamaha), the runaway leader in the MX2 (250cc) class after three of four rounds in this year's New Zealand Motocross Championships. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The cream of the cream of Kiwi motocross talent ... More >>

The 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championships: Motocross Title Glory To Be Decided At Taupo

Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:15 pm | Bikesport NZ

Taupo's Wyatt Chase (Yamaha YZ450F), hoping he can move up at least one more step on the MX1 class championship podium when he races on his favoured home turf on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com National motocross championship glory awaits ... More >>

Gas Gas Rider Smith Takes Over 125cc Class Lead

Sunday, 21 March 2021, 5:34 pm | Bikesport NZ

Silverdale-based former Taihape rider Hayden Smith (Gas Gas MC125), the new leader in the MX125 class after the third round of four at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com They may have the smallest engine capacity of any of the bike categories, ... More >>

The 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championships: Championship Points Get A Shake-up At Pukekohe

Sunday, 21 March 2021, 5:29 pm | Bikesport NZ

Oparau’s James Scott (Honda No.3) leads the way at the start of this MX2 (250cc) class race at Pukekohe on Saturday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championships are now charging towards an thrilling final showdown ... More >>

Harwood Strengthens Grip On MX1 Championship Chase

Sunday, 21 March 2021, 5:25 pm | Bikesport NZ

West Auckland’s Hamish Harwood (CML Racing Team KTM450F), now with a massive 23-point lead at the top of the premier MX1 class. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It's still too soon to be counting chickens, but surely a rider partly sponsored ... More >>

Motocross Racing At Pukekohe Could Be Pivotal

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 4:01 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 17, 2021: The 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championships nudge past the halfway stage at Pukekohe this weekend with plenty still left to fight for. With two of four rounds completed, it looks fairly cut and dried already in two of the five bike categories, ... More >>

Motorcycling Community Mourns Loss Of 'Gentleman Jim'

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 1:36 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 16, 2021: We can just imagine Hutt Valley's Jim Doherty now organising or managing bike races in Heaven. The passing last week of the man affectionately known as "Gentleman Jim" has left the New Zealand motorcycling community saddened ... More >>

NZ Cross-country Champs Tight At The Halfway Stage

Monday, 15 March 2021, 5:00 pm | Bikesport NZ

Palmerston North's Whibley (Yamaha), now with a share of the championship lead after his senior race win at Dannevirke on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com To say it's tight at the top of the 2021 New Zealand Cross-country Championship standings ... More >>

NZ Cross-Country Elite Keen To Push Ahead

Monday, 8 March 2021, 4:36 pm | Bikesport NZ

Taupo's Wil Yeoman (Yamaha), runaway winner in the junior grade at round one near Marton two weeks ago. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com New Zealand's elite cross-country racers are back in business again this coming weekend, each of them ... More >>

2021 New Zealand Superbike Champs To Wrap Up In Taupo

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 2:18 pm | Bikesport NZ

Expect close action such as this when the racing resumes at Taupo's Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in a week's time. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com MARCH 6, 2021: The 2021 New Zealand Superbike Championships event set for Taupo next weekend ... More >>

Leading NZ Cross-Country Riders Reveal Themselves

Monday, 1 March 2021, 6:44 pm | Bikesport NZ

The senior podium at round one of the 2021 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Marton on Sunday was (from left) Palmerston North's Paul Whibley (2nd), Napier's Tommy Watts (1st) and Napier's Reece Lister (3rd). Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com ... More >>

NZSBK And Motofest At Hampton Downs Postponed

Monday, 1 March 2021, 10:20 am | Bikesport NZ

It will still possibly be the biggest motorcycling event on the 2021 calendar, but we're now just going to have to wait a little longer for it to happen. Poised to mark its fourth anniversary at the popular north Waikato race track this coming weekend ... More >>

Motofest At Hampton Downs Is Approaching At Speed

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 7:20 am | Bikesport NZ

Expect fierce superbike action such as this when the lights go out at Hampton Downs in just over a week's time. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com FEBRUARY 24, 2021: If there is one event on your motorcycling calendar that should not be missed ... More >>

NZ Cross-country Elite Ready, Willing And Eager

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:54 am | Bikesport NZ

 New Zealand's elite cross-country racers will be back in business this weekend and, after a 2020 season ruined by a pesky virus, the 2021 series is sure to be a ripper. The COVID-19 pandemic forced organisers to write off the 2020 Yamaha-sponsored ... More >>

Harwood On Target To Win Another National Title

Monday, 22 February 2021, 9:18 am | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 22, 2021: There was simply no stopping CML KTM Racing Team rider Hamish Harwood at the second of four rounds in this year's senior New Zealand Motocross Championships near Rotorua at the weekend. The 25-year-old from West Auckland arrived ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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