Australasia’s top motocross riders are all keenly looking forward to the first major track surface change of the season in Australia’s Monster Energy MX Nationals series with the famous Victorian sand track of Wonthaggi this weekend.
Grand Prix motocross riders injure themselves often … it’s the nature of the sport and the intensity that imposes itself at this ultimate level, but terrible news out of Belgium and Holland this week is that GP heroes Max Nagl, Todd Waters and Glenn Coldenhoff have all been sidelined in practice track incidents.
It is two from two for Auckland’s Chris Birch already this season and he’s really only just starting to warm up.
Riding two different models of KTM motorcycle, the Kiwi international won the New Zealand Enduro Championships at Oparau, near Kawhia, on the Saturday of Easter Weekend, and then won the KTM Extreme Enduro Series at the fifth and final round of that competition at the same venue on Easter Monday.
The future stars of New Zealand motocross go under the spotlight in the South Island this coming weekend.
Dust was never going to be an issue at the spectacular Bulgarian track of Sevlievo with rain drenching the venue for round five of the Motocross World Championships for the entire week prior to the weekend.
The entry list for next weekend’s New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships can be found HERE
But, when the mud was washed away at the end of this fifth round of six in this year’s KTM-sponsored New Zealand Enduro Championships at the rugged farmland course near Kawhia, it was Auckland’s Chris Birch who was the biggest winner.