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The name is Bond, James Bond … well, actually, it’s Flitcroft now, but he’s still got a licence to thrill.
It’s been two years since Taranaki’s Hayden Fitzgerald last threw his leg over a superbike, but you wouldn’t have known that by watching him race in Taupo on Sunday.
Northern Irishman Michael Dunlop took the opportunity to have a ride around Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsports Park on Saturday, a prelude to what he’ll experience when he races at rounds two and three of the Suzuki Series.
The temptation to ride the final round of his own series was just too great for Manawatu’s Paul Whibley and the Yamaha star comfortably won the day as the NZXC cross-country series wrapped up on Sunday.
The 2016 edition of the Suzuki Series is up and running and, in addition to scorching track temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday, the racing itself was equally red hot.
Every cloud has a silver lining, or so the saying goes, and that’s probably the way Auckland’s Sam Greenslade will be looking at his weekend.
Takaka’s Hamish Harwood would be the first to tell you he’s a long way short of being fully fit, but he was still good enough to “get the job done” at the Auckland Motocross Championships at the weekend.
Like father, like son … 49-year-old Tony Rees and his 21-year-old son Damon gave Honda a winning double whammy as this season’s pre-nationals Suzuki Series kicked into life at Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park at the weekend.