POINTS BOOST FOR ‘KIWI GIRL’

It was a Yamaha clean sweep at the latest round of the Women’s Motocross World Championships (WMX) in Italy overnight, but, most significantly for her many Kiwi fans, it is New Zealand’s Courtney Duncan who remains in the top spot for the series.

Otago’s Duncan took her Altherm JCR Yamaha YZ250F bike to twice finish runner-up at this fourth round of six in the world series at Ottobiano, Continue reading

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WALSH OUTSTANDING IN ITALY

The Italian round of the European 250cc Motocross Championships (EMX250) at Ottobiano provided perhaps the most intriguing races of the season, with its ultra competitive field and Kiwi rider Dylan Walsh one of the most outstanding performers.

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LORENZO STILL TITLE CONTENDER?

Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo could possibly not now be written off as a shock MotoGP title winner this year.

Lorenzo says the Ducati is now the ‘most complete’ package it has ever been after the Spaniard sealed back-to-back MotoGP victories with another win at Catalunya at the weekend.

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CAIROLI BAGS A DOUBLE

Round 11 of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship wrapped up at the Ottobiano circuit, in the Lombardia region of Italy, at the weekend with a double race win for defending world champion Antonio Cairoli.

The Fiat Professional MXGP of Lombardia hosted one of the most important races of the 2018 season so far Continue reading

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MUSQUIN TAKES A WIN

Frenchman Marvin Musquin emerged from round four of the United States motocross nationals, the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, in Pennsylvania at the weekend with his first 450cc class moto-win of the season, followed by a hard-fought second-place ride, for the KTM rider to claim second-overall.

The day was won by series leader Eli Tomac, Continue reading

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WATCH THIS SPACE

Expect to see a few fresh names gracing the pages of your favourite web site, newspaper or bike magazine when the 2018-19 motorcycle road-race season kicks off later this year.

This season’s inaugural GIXXER Cup competition certainly ticked all the boxes with the Kiwi bike racing community, stirring up interest from young riders who perhaps would not previously have thought to tackle the sport.

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FOCUS ON HERLINGS, JONASS & DUNCAN

MXGP begins the second half of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship season this weekend in Italy and all eyes will be focussed on the fortunes of championship leaders Jeffery Herlings, Pauls Jonass and Kiwi rider Courtney Duncan.

Dutch rider Herlings suffered a fractured collar bone Continue reading

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GROUND-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

It was a groundbreaking performance from Thames rider Natasha Cairns in the enduro nationals this season.

From the second of five rounds in the Alpinestars-sponsored 2018 New Zealand Enduro Championships, the 32-year-old turned heads as she led the way in the A Grade competition (formerly known as the Intermediate Grade), and on Sunday it was finally time for her to step up and accept the silverware.

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KIWIS SHINE AT FRENCH GP

New Zealand’s James Scott made all the right moves at the weekend as he thrust himself into the spotlight at the French Motocross Grand Prix.

The 16-year-old KTM racer from Oparau, near Kawhia, twice finished fifth at the French GP at St Jean d’Angely, gaining his first points of the season Continue reading

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WON WITH ROUND TO SPARE

Bay of Plenty’s Brad Groombridge doesn’t mind if you call him “boring”, not if it means he’s national champion yet again.

Truth is, his riding style is far from boring, although spectacular is not always the best way to tackle an enduro course and the Suzuki star is certainly an expert at that.

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NZ ENDURO SEASON WRAPS UP

History was made when the 2018 New Zealand Enduro Championships season wrapped up with double-header rounds four and five in the lower North Island at the weekend.

The Alpinestars-sponsored series came to a thrilling conclusion with racing in the Santoft Forest, near Bulls, on Saturday, followed by the final round on farmland near Martinborough on Sunday.

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HERLINGS EXTENDS HIS LEAD

Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings extended his lead at the top of the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship standings after his fourth consecutive win, eighth of the season and seventh ‘double’ at Saint Jean D’Angely for the Grand Prix of France at the weekend.

Italy’s defending MXGP world champion and Herling’s team-mate, Tony Cairoli, was runner-up Continue reading

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READY FOR ROUND TWO?

There is simply no excuse for not tackling the Dirt Guide Cross-country Series.

It’s round two of popular competition at Ohakuri, halfway between Taupo and Tokoroa, in just two weeks’ time, on June 24, and that’s another great opportunity to go bush bashing with your mates.

Now into its 10th year and continuing to grow, the secret for Continue reading

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REA CONSIDERS MOTOGP OFFER

Triple World Superbike champion and 2018 series leader Jonathan Rea has confirmed he is “evaluating” offers to move to MotoGP next season with a factory team.

The Northern Irishman has been racing in WSBK full-time since 2009, and has won a record-equalling 59 races on his way to three successive titles over the past three seasons.

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BACK TO MAINLAND EUROPE

The FIM Motocross World Championships head back into mainland Europe this weekend for the 2018 MXGP of France at the Saint Jean d’Angely circuit, the 10th round of the season.

We are now the halfway point of the season and the MXGP title fight is in full force between KTM team-mates Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli.

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FINAL THROW OF THE DICE

The 2018 New Zealand Enduro Championships season will wrap up this Sunday afternoon, but not before the competitors have first had to survive back-to-back days of brutal dirt bike racing.

This weekend will be another tough double-header, with rounds four and five set for Saturday and Sunday respectively Continue reading

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WINNING WEEKEND FOR TOWNLEY

Bay of Plenty’s Ben Townley made it a win-win weekend away over the Queen’s Birthday holiday break.

The 33-year-old former motocross world champion from Oropi made it a family weekend away when he took his wife and three children to the South Island for the long weekend and, just for the fun of it, he also decided to race the 35th annual Michael Godfrey Memorial Motocross at Omihi, in north Canterbury.

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BUSINESS AS USUAL IN MXGP

Perhaps it was business as usual in the MXGP at the weekend.

Race fans lined the track at the British MXGP at Matterley Basin, near Winchester, at the weekend to witness the world championship action first-hand and they again saw Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings (MXGP class) and Latvian Pauls Jonass (MX2 class) assert themselves as the undisputed winners.

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TOMAC WINS AGAIN; KIWI MOVES UP

The United States motocross nationals, the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, hosted its third round of the season on Saturday from Thunder Valley Motocross Park near Denver, Colorado.

Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac took his third consecutive 450cc victory, continuing his undefeated start to 2018.

New Zealand’s Cody Cooper also continued to impress Continue reading

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