Kiwi motocross riders made an impact in China over the weekend.
Young New Zealand racers Callum Moore and Liam Harnett (pictured above) were supplied new Honda CRF250s for the International Invitational Motocross in Wuyi, Zhejiang, China, as part of the final round of the National China Championship.
In front of a crowd of more than 35,000 fans, they raced a at track that was purpose-built and a permanent part of a motorsport complex with grandstands all along one side, a 4WD track on the other side and a concrete pit area with each team having their own garage.
“With a well-built track, great facilities and wonderful hosts, there’s no reason not to be comfortable really. The boys were very happy with their bikes and the track,” said team manager Mike McLeod.
In his first race, Harnett had a good start, was in top three for first half of the race and ended up finishing seventh against a full field of international riders.
Moore finished 13th, producing a brilliant ride after falling off at the third corner and had trouble starting the bike.
© Photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com
© Words by Angela McLeod