ANYTHING POSSIBLE AT FINAL ROUND

Auckland’s Callan May was the runaway winner at round two of the Dirt Guide Cross-country Series near Tokoroa last month and he’ll be hoping he can maintain that momentum right through to the end of racing at the third and final round this Sunday afternoon.

However, May’s performance that cool afternoon in June, impressive though it was, is unlikely to be enough for him win the competition outright.

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FERRIS STILL IN CONTROL

Kyogle’s Dean Ferris has managed to keep his perfect record of Australian MX Nationals round victories intact following two days of tight racing – back-to-back rounds seven and eight – at Ranch MX, in New South Wales, at the weekend.

Ferris (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team) relied on consistency to maintain his perfect Thor MX1 round streak for the 2018 Pirelli MX Nationals season.

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MARQUEZ DOES IT AGAIN

Can anybody beat Spain’s Marc Marquez at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany?

We will have to wait at least another year before we have the answer to that question after the Honda ace celebrated his ninth consecutive win at Sachsenring overnight, the ninth round of 19 in this year’s title chase, and he extended his MotoGP world championship lead Continue reading

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MOTOGP SEASON SO FAR

As the summer break is only one race around the corner, Suzuki’s Alex Rins was keen to give his impressions of the first part of the season.

The young Spaniard had some highs and lows during the first nine races of the MotoGP Championship, with two podiums but also four DNFs. His recent second place in Assen is the best result for him in MotoGP so far.

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DUNCAN READY FOR THE FINAL PUSH

New Zealand’s Courtney Duncan is perhaps just four races away from winning the Women’s Motocross World Championships (WMX) title this season.

The Otago woman, at home for a much-needed three-week break from her European-based campaign, is resting and catching up with friends and family as she “freshens up” and prepares for her final push for the 2018 world crown.

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DIRT GUIDE & NZXC

Manawatu’s Paul Whibley probably won’t be able to defend his NZXC series crown this season, but he doesn’t mind one little bit.

The series, which first came to life in 2015, was Whibley’s own creation and not something he really intended to win for himself, but rather a case of him “putting something back” into the sport he loves.

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DOUBLE-HEADER THIS WEEKEND

It’s double-header motocross action in Australia this weekend.

Raymond Terrace in New South Wales will host rounds seven and eight of the Pirelli MX Nationals over a massive two days.

The Ranch MX venue at Raymond Terrace will see thousands of fans swamp to the track to see the riders battle it out in a completely new format.

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FATHER AND DAUGHTER SIDE BY SIDE

It was an international desert race debut ride for both of them, but New Zealand father and daughter pair Kevin and Rachael Archer flew the Kiwi flag high in Australia at the weekend.

Riding as individuals, they tackled the famous Hattah Desert Race for the first time on Sunday, battling alongside 400 world class riders and both of the intrepid Kiwis eventually ended in the top Continue reading

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NEW LOOK TO WEBSITE

BikesportNZ.com is getting ready to roll out some major improvements.

We will shortly go “live” with a refreshed and upgraded website.

These changes have been made to suit the needs of our fast-moving bike fans and to make it easier to check out when you’re “on the go”.

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RISING STAR ON XC SCENE

South Auckland’s Richard Sutton … this is possibly a name to watch for the future, certainly one that could now be expected to feature highly on the results sheets at upcoming major New Zealand cross-country events.

The 27-year-old plumber from Ararimu, east of Ramarama, has steadily been climbing the rankings on the New Zealand dirt bike racing scene Continue reading

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CAIROLI HAS WORK TO DO

The MXGP world crown is starting to slip for Italian Antonio Cairoli as arch rival Jeffery Herlings scored two more race wins at the weekend, this time at the 13th round of the 2018 series in Semarang, Indonesia.

Herlings has doubled his advantage over Cairoli from 12 points after the previous round to 24 points after the weekend and, although there is still a long way to go and nobody should write off Cairoli’s chances Continue reading

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NEW LEADER IN THE USA

Marvin Musquin earned his second consecutive victory and captured the 450 series lead at the seventh round of the motocross nationals in the United States, the AMA Pro Motocross Championships, held in Red Bud, in Buchanan, Michigan at the weekend.

Also racing at Red Bud, Kiwi hero Cody Cooper (Honda) managed 14-12 results, good for 13th overall on the day, and he remains ninth overall in the series standings.

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PROVISIONAL CALENDAR FOR 2019

Now into the second half of the 2018 season, the buzz for the 2019 MXGP season has already begun.

Following on from the recently-announced MXGP of Hong Kong and the MXGP of China, Youthstream has proudly released the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship provisional calendar.

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BIKE NEWS IS ON-LINE

Want to know what’s happening on the motorcycling scene in New Zealand and abroad too?

Well check out the latest issue of Kiwi Rider … it is waiting to be read right here …

Check out some of the features below to see what’s in this June issue of KR by clicking HERE

KR is now only available online, but it’s free twice a month for your PC, phone or tablet. You can download it to read offline too. Want a printed version – you can also print it out to read away from the screen too.

Click HERE to read Kiwi Rider on-line.

Find BikesportNZ.com on FACEBOOK here

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MXGP OF ASIA THIS WEEKEND

The FIM Motocross World Championship has entered its second week in Indonesia and the racing now takes to Semarang in Central Java for the 2018 MXGP of Asia this weekend.

Nearly 1000 kilometres to the south of last weekend’s racing, in Pangkal Pinang, the circuit is completely new and made specifically for the event. The new track and previously unknown soil will test both the riders and their teams as they search for the best bike set-up.

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SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS

Expect to see a few fresh names gracing the pages of your favourite motorcycling web site, newspaper sports pages or motorbike magazines when the 2018-19 road-race season rolls around later this year.

The sport is growing and it’s perhaps all thanks to the insight and imagination of staff at Suzuki New Zealand and an enthusiastic following from young riders who can now picture a viable road-racing future for themselves.

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UK TEAM LOOKS TO METTAM

New Zealand’s Daniel Mettam has signed up to pilot Wilson Craig Racing’s proven Supersport, Superbike Honda machines for the remainder of the 2018 Irish road-racing season.

The Auckland Motorcycling fraternity – led by Ken Dobson at Spectrum Motorcycles in Auckland, along with Colemans Suzuki – also recently raised funds to assist him racing at the Manx TT.

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ON THE PACE IN AUSTRALIA

The Australian Motocross Championships nudged past the halfway mark at the weekend with Kiwi riders continuing to press their claims for a share of the silverware.

West Auckland-based former Takaka rider Hamish Harwood is certainly one New Zealand competitor who would fancy his chances of stealing away with a national title across the Tasman Sea this year.

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THE CLOSEST RACING EVER

The 70th Dutch TT at Assen will probably long be recalled by bike fans around the world as one of the best MotoGP races in the series’ history; the eight protagonists for a podium finish in the 26-lap battle will definitely remember it that way.

The fight began when the lights went off and only ended when the chequered flag finally established the podium Continue reading

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HERLINGS BOUNCES BACK

The first weekend of two back-to-back MXGP stops in Indonesia has been completed and it was one to remember, with MXGP series leader Jeffery Herlings showing he was quickly back on the pace despite injuring his shoulder during training and being forced to skip the Italian GP two weekends ago.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team rider Herlings returned to winning form Continue reading

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