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The annual King of the Mountain motocross near New Plymouth at the weekend earned the host Taranaki Motorcycle Club a big thumbs-up from the bike community.
Today we take a look back at some of the race action captured by BikesportNZ.com and we give you our “study in style” from some of the awesome riders who took the opportunity to have a play on Taranaki’s latest version of motocross paradise.
With the Honda New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix set for Woodville less than seven days later – this Saturday and Sunday in fact – it was an ideal time for key riders such as Mount Maunganui duo Cody Cooper and Josiah Natzke, Te Puke’s Tyler Steiner, Mangakino’s Maximus Purvis, Oparau’s James Scott, Palmerston North’s Luka Freemantle and Tauranga’s Madoc Dixon, to name just a few, to stretch their legs on the imaginatively re-shaped Barrett Road Motorcycle Park circuit.
Palmerston North rider Luka Freemantle (Kawasaki), rode stylishly on Sunday as he grabbed the third podium spot in the MX2 class. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
Mount Maunganui’s Cody Cooper (Honda), on his way to winning the premier MX1 class at the annual King of the Mountain motocross on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
Otago’s two-time and reigning women’s motocross world No.1 Courtney Duncan (Kawasaki) had a mixed weekend. Clearly and, not surprisingly, the fastest rider in the women’s grade, she unfortunately crashed to the sidelines in her second outing on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
Dedicated mechanic Darren Lupton offers encouragement to his rider on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com