Eager anticipation for the 60th edition of the famous Honda New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville is starting to build, with the iconic annual two-day event set for the weekend of January 30-31, 2021, and this time around it will have double significance, day two also being recognised as the opening round of the 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championships.
It’s the first time that the Honda-sponsored Woodville event, the largest stand-alone event on the New Zealand race calendar, and this year celebrating its 60th anniversary, has been afforded this honour and certainly appropriate when considering that this event already enjoys the status as the premier motocross event in this part of the world.
The host Manawatu Orion Motorcycle Club president Brad Ritchie said he was thrilled the club had been granted hosting rights to the nationals.
“We are excited to be running round one of the senior motocross championships at Woodville in January, an event that also incorporates the Women’s Cup,” he said.
“The club is looking forward to hosting a truly world class motorcycle event and I am sure motorcycle fans will be hungry for Woodville, especially considering the year we have had with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The event will be touching on the rich history of the event over the weekend, with memorabilia on display and an historical flair woven into the event.
“The Honda New Zealand Motocross GP at Woodville could not happen without the amazing support from volunteers who put hours of their time into transforming a block of farmland into a world class motocross venue.
“We also like to thank our principle sponsor Honda and all our other sponsors too.”
He said the 2021 Honda New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville will be live-streamed on the Sky Sport Next programme, which will also be a first for the event, allowing bike fans from across the country and around the world to watch the event live.
The race programme will be bulging with the names of top-grade entrants from as young as four years old, to senior men and women in their 40s and 50s.
Pre-sale tickets are available via the events website at www.woodvillemx.com. On-the-day gate sales are also available, cash or eftpos.
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