Want to go faster, straighter, safer and with more style? Want to win trophies and titles?
Multiple New Zealand and Australian motocross champion Darryll King is prepared to give up some of his many secrets and, over the coming weeks and months, his special Yamaha Motocross Team coaching schools will be conducted with the aim of up-skilling Kiwi riders of all ages and abilities.
The 41-year-old King, also a two-time former world No.2 on the 500cc motocross scene, has decided to offer courses this year timed specifically to assist riders preparing for several New Zealand championship events.
“We will run between eight and 10 courses between now and the end of December, including a camp weekend for veterans.
“The veterans’ motocross camp is to help riders get ready for the New Zealand Veterans’ Motocross Championships in Auckland at the end of September and we will also run a course especially for mini riders (aged from as young as five) ahead of their nationals, set for Huntly in November.
“The veterans’ camp is at a really cool facility south of Matamata and includes a TT type circuit in a crop paddock.”
Hamilton’s King and his younger brother Damien King, the national 125cc motocross champion, will also both race the national veterans’ championships at the end of September and are aware that the skills they pass on in the training camp could well be used against them on the race track.
“I certainly hope they are,” said King.
The general training schools will be held at popular venues between Whangarei and Dunedin and, aside from the courses specially targeted at the youngest or oldest age groups, are geared to suit riders of all ages and abilities.
The course cost between $120 and $160 per rider per day and further details can be found at www.mxdk.com
© Words and photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com