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The real hard men and women of off-road motorcycle racing get their season underway in the South Island this weekend with the opening round of the New Zealand Enduro Championships near Nelson.
Motocross is regarded as one of the toughest sports in the world and, thankfully, New Zealand builds riders tough enough to match some of the best on the planet.
With more than 57,000 fans looking on, the United States Supercross Championships made its annual trip to Texas on Saturday night for the sixth round of the 2017 season.
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Australian KTM Motocross Racing Team rider Luke Styke continues to strengthen as he builds up to this year’s Australian Motocross Championship season.
The rider is aged 17 and his weapon of choice a ‘positively geriatric’ 2008-model bike and it created something of a fairytale when this man and machine came together to stun the sport’s established stars at the weekend.
The building blocks are in place and now the high-profile Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team will look ahead to strengthening its position as a title contender in two separate classes at this year’s motocross nationals.