Mike Pero has confirmed his company’s ongoing commitment to motorcycle racing in New Zealand with the announcement that both the Southern Classic and MotoFest will proceed under the Mike Pero brand and with its financial support.
Imagine celebrating your 31st birthday, sitting on your couch at home, and being told “you’ve just been declared national champion”?
With everything in lockdown and motorcycles not heading to the race tracks any time soon, we thought it’d be a great time to dip into the BikesportNZ.com archives.
Standby, standby … that’s all a cooped-up bike racer can do in these difficult times.
There was plenty of eye candy to be seen and appreciated at the weekend’s third annual MotoFest at Hampton Downs, the biggest annual motorcycling spectacle on the Kiwi race calendar.
Whanganui motorcycle hero Richie Dibben is rocketing ahead in the chase for the Supersport 600 class title in this year’s New Zealand Superbike Championships series.
Canterbury’s Alastair Hoogenboezem went from zero to hero at the third round of five in this year’s New Zealand Superbike Championships at Hampton Downs, in North Waikato, at the weekend.
Taupo’s Scott Moir is back on track and now well on target to claim his first national superbike championship crown.
Waikato motorcycling hero Andrew Stroud knows a thing or two about racing bikes, probably just as much as he does about raising a family.
It will be a welcome reunion of sorts for Kiwi motorcycling legend Aaron Slight when he throws his leg over a Honda RC45 at Hampton Downs this weekend (March 7-8).
A seven-week break has done nothing to cool the temperatures or ease the tensions in this season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships and it is perhaps expected to get even hotter when racing resumes this weekend.
Old and new, rare and mainstream, shiny and … well, even shinier … along with champions of the past, present and future too.
MotoFest is just around the corner and, as final preparations are made, the rumblings of anticipation are starting to nudge the top of the rev-limiters.
It is often considered that defending a title can be tougher than winning it in the first place, but Auckland Suzuki rider Daniel Mettam is quietly confident that he can do just that.
Suzuki’s support for motorcycling internationally and in New Zealand has been legendary, the brand enjoying outstanding successes and a high profile in many different areas over the years.
The 2019 New Zealand Superbike Championships went right down to the wire and it will possibly be the same story again in 2020.
MotoFest is fast approaching and again expected to top the “must do” list of motorcycling activities for 2020.
Catch up with the legends at the 2019 Mike Pero Motofest, as broadcast on TV3.
There will be no let-up as the 2019 New Zealand Superbike Championships roar towards a thrilling conclusion, the fourth round of five set for the Manawatu region this coming weekend.
Just when you thought the racing could not get any more thrilling, the GIXXER Cup riders clicked into another gear.