But it is the pace at which it is changing that is perhaps epitomised most by one of the key people behind the scenes, Taupo’s Nicole Bol and her MX Timing operation.
Not only do racers, promoters, organisers and professional media outlets such as BikesportNZ.com have results printouts supplied the instant races finish, but fans and spectators can now keep an eye on races as they progress in real time, though live timing, or even listen to commentary on their cell phones.
MX Timing (NZ) Ltd is raising the bar for motocross in New Zealand, providing an online entries service, live timing and also live commentary via www.mxt.co.nz
This was available at the 40th annual Whakatane Summercross and the Woodville Motocross GP earlier this season, as well as at round two of the New Zealand Motocross Championships at Patetonga last weekend.
In addition, most of the rider registered their entries online through MX Timing.
The MX Timing (NZ) Ltd service will also be available at the final round of the national at Taupo on March 18.
© Words and photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com