Reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has described his recurring problem with back pain as “frustrating” but he is confident it won’t hamper his world title defence this season.
Kiwi international Kayne Lamont has been notably absent from recent high-profile motocross and supercross events, but that’s about to change.
There will most likely be a fresh name engraved on the main trophy when the New Zealand Enduro Championships wrap up later this season.
It was probably just a matter of time before Bay of Plenty rider Logan Blackburn would be the best senior 125cc motocross rider in New Zealand, and that time came at the weekend.
It may not have been the perfect way to farewell New Zealand before heading off-shore to start his fresh campaign for motorcycle cross-country glory in the United States, but Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley was impressive nonetheless at the weekend, winning his final race before catching his plane.
It is already regarded as the ultimate test of dirt biking strength, skill and endurance in New Zealand but, unbelievably, the No Way In Hell extreme enduro has just got even tougher.
Wairarapa’s Luke Burkhart and Canterbury’s Micah McGoldrick have set the standard for motocross racing this season and it’s very high indeed.
It’s four rounds down and four different winners so far in the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross after the weekend’s fourth race of the series at O.com Coliseum in Oakland, California.
Bay of Plenty’s Ben Townley celebrated victory at the weekend’s 51st annual Woodville Motocross, savouring in the accomplishment of acing the first of three big missions he’s set for himself this season.
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