CROSS-COUNTRY NATIONALS BEGIN

Taupo’s race winner Brad Groombridge (right) and runner-up rider Phil Goodwright, from Hamilton, after their gruelling battle on Saturday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

It could be regarded as “business as usual” after defending national champion Brad Groombridge convincingly won the opening round of the 2018 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Huntly on Saturday.

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PAEROA BATTLE OF THE STREETS 2018

Running now for over 25 years, the Battle of the Streets team are getting organised for the 2018 race.

Held annually with all the precision and planning of a military operation, the circuit is set up under the cover of darkness, with SH2 being shut down at about 4am.

One of only two road races held in the North Island, you literally can’t get closer to that action. The Battle of the Streets is a not to be missed event for lovers of motorbikes, speed and racing excitement.

The 1.52km circuit has become known as the “Hacksaw” owing to its shape. It has provided a testing circuit on which riders reach speeds of 280kph and sidecars close to 220kph along the main straight.

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MIKE PERO MOTOFEST

Hampton Downs could be classified as New Zealand motorsport’s “centre of excellence” when the Mike Pero MotoFest erupts there in the first weekend of March.

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CLASSIC BIKE FESTIVAL ROARING SUCCESS

Ararimu’s Paul Pavletich (Yamaha OW-01), on his way to winning both F1 races at Pukekohe at the weekend. Photo by Rachael Seddon Chaotic Photography.

Despite fickle weather, the weekend’s 39th annual Classic Motorcycle Festival at Pukekohe Park Raceway was a roaring success, but perhaps none more so than for Auckland’s Paul Pavletich.

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MX, XC AND ENDURO … A PUNISHING SCHEDULE

Taupo’s Brad Groombridge (Suzuki) used the motocross champs opener as a final warm-up for the cross-country nationals and finished the day runner-up in the MX2 class. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

Taupo’s Brad Groombridge is a multi talented dirt bike racer – a current top level motocross rider, a former national enduro champion and he is also the reigning national cross-country champion – so it’s just as well his motorcycles are versatile machines too.

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