It should always be a big occasion when it comes to celebrating a centenary and motorcycle sport’s governing body in New Zealand is going out of its way to make sure that marking its first 100 years will be one to remember.
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Queensland’s Kirk Gibbs showed just why his reputation as a championship-winner is growing during this toughest and most competitive of Australian Motocross Nationals seasons seen in recent years.
New Zealand’s Ben Townley made a determined if somewhat dramatic comeback to MXGP action at Kegums for the Grand Prix of Latvia today.
The racing was brutal at the sixth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship as riders were kicked and bucked all over the show out on the demanding and technical circuit of Zelta Zirgs, in Kegums, Latvia.
New Zealand’s Ben Townley out-performed his Suzuki team-mate Kevin Strijbos in timed practice (fifth position) at the MXGP of Latvia today, in his first appearance since round three in Holland, but had to settle for seventh in the qualifying race.
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Video footage from the season-opening ADAC MX Masters in Drehna, Germany, at the weekend, where Kiwi Ben Townley celebrated his comeback from illness by winning the first race.
New Zealand’s Ben Townley will be back in action and possibly in hot form too at this weekend’s sixth round of 18 in the 2016 Motocross World Championships.