WON WITH ROUND TO SPARE

Bay of Plenty’s Brad Groombridge doesn’t mind if you call him “boring”, not if it means he’s national champion yet again. Truth is, his riding style is far from boring, although spectacular is not always the best way to tackle … Continue reading

NZ ENDURO SEASON WRAPS UP

History was made when the 2018 New Zealand Enduro Championships season wrapped up with double-header rounds four and five in the lower North Island at the weekend. The Alpinestars-sponsored series came to a thrilling conclusion with racing in the Santoft … Continue reading

FINAL THROW OF THE DICE

The 2018 New Zealand Enduro Championships season will wrap up this Sunday afternoon, but not before the competitors have first had to survive back-to-back days of brutal dirt bike racing. This weekend will be another tough double-header, with rounds four … Continue reading

BRAD TAKES OVER SERIES LEAD

It’s all falling into place again for Bay of Plenty’s Brad Groombridge. It has already been an incredible season for the 27-year-old Taupo locksmith, but he celebrated yet more dirt biking glory on Saturday when he won the third round … Continue reading

HALFWAY POINT IN KIWI ENDURO

The 2018 New Zealand Enduro Championships will reach the halfway point in the South Island this weekend. The third round of five is set for Maruia, near Nelson, on Saturday, an event that could be pivotal for title hopefuls. … Continue reading

ARCHER BEATS UP BOYS AND MEN

She’s been threatening to beat up the boys for years, but now it’s official … Te Awamutu’s Rachael Archer is the national cross-country champion in the under-200cc two-stroke class. The 16-year-old took her Husqvarna TE150 to wrap up the New … Continue reading

NOW LOOKING TO OVERSEAS

Bay of Plenty’s Brad Groombridge is hoping his latest dirt biking success might propel him onto the international stage. The 27-year-old Taupo locksmith wrapped up the New Zealand Cross-country Championships title near Mosgiel at the weekend, a runner-up finish at … Continue reading

XC MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Taupo’s Brad Groombridge has completed the task he’d promised to right from the start of the season when he wrapped up the national cross-country title near Mosgiel at the weekend. He had arrived at Saturday’s venue for the fourth and … Continue reading

A HARD MAN TO PIN DOWN

Bay of Plenty’s Brad Groombridge is never one to be placed in a pigeon hole. The 27-year-old Taupo locksmith is a leading rider on the national motocross, enduro, cross-country and TT racing scenes and he simply can’t be classified, buttoned-down, … Continue reading

SMITH WAS UNTOUCHABLE

It was more than just a training exercise, but the pace of former national motocross champion Hayden Smith at the weekend’s New Zealand Miniature TT Championships showed he certainly was ready for his upcoming World Junior Motocross Championships bid in … Continue reading

TOWNLEY FIGHTS BACK

Former world motocross champion Ben Townley is back on the KTM bike brand he rode to win that world title and he’s obviously loving it. Though now retired from racing fulltime, the Bay of Plenty father-of-three used some of that … Continue reading

FINAL SHOWDOWN TO DECIDE

He may be second in the championship standings, but Taupo’s Brad Groombridge is still the favourite to win the cross-country nationals this season. The 2018 New Zealand Cross-country Championships will go down to the wire near Mosgiel this weekend, Saturday’s … Continue reading

FINAL ROUND COMING UP

This season’s New Zealand Cross-country Championships have come down to a wrestling match between two equally-talented men from the Bay of Plenty and it all be resolved at the fourth and final round of the series near Mosgiel this coming … Continue reading

BUXTON SETS A HIGH STANDARD

Helensville’s Tom Buxton has set a high standard that will be hard to match on the national enduro scene this year. The 20-year-old KTM rider won both the opening two rounds of this year’s five-round New Zealand Enduro Championships series … Continue reading

INSPIRATIONAL RIDE FROM LISTER

Wairoa’s Reece Lister (KTM 250SX) gave new meaning to the word determination when he fought a brave fight-back after crashing early at round three of the New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Taupo on Sunday. … Continue reading

FINAL ROUND WILL DECIDE IT

The 2018 New Zealand Cross-country Championships will now very definitely go right down to the wire at the fourth and final round after several top riders experienced mixed fortunes at round three near Taupo on Sunday. … Continue reading