Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


National motorcycling team roars into Queenstown

Press release from Queenstown Motorcycles

30 September 2010

National motorcycling team roars into Queenstown ahead of ISDE

Blazing a trail to Mexico for the ‘Olympics of motorcycling’ is New Zealand’s Wellard Yamaha Endurance Motorcycling team - but first they’re set to unveil their 2010 jersey at the team’s official launch, (October 1) hosted at Queenstown Motorcycles in Glenda Drive, Queenstown.

Elite Kiwi riders, Rory Mead, Adrian Smith and Adam Reeves have been selected to represent New Zealand at the annual International Six Day Enduro (ISDE,) an extreme motorcycling event held near the city of Morelia in Mexico later this year (November 1-6).

Queenstown Motorcycles General Manager Duncan Smith said he was stoked to host the motorcyclists for a celebratory send off.

“The ISDE is regarded as the toughest off-road motorcycle event in the world and New Zealand riders are highly regarded, often taking podium spots, it’s fantastic to host the team launch in Queenstown,” he said.

Known as the ‘Wellard Club Team,’ the Kiwis are supported by Yamaha New Zealand and Wellard Group Holdings Pty – headed by Managing Director and former enduro rider Mauro Balzarini.   Mauro, a part time Queenstown resident, became involved in enduro motorcycle racing 25 years ago, has won victory at the Italian Championships and completed his fifth ISDE in New Zealand in 2006.

“Mauro is a passionate supporter of enduro motorcycle racing. He has supported enduro teams in Western Australia and has provided the funding to set up and support a New Zealand team, paving the way for these young stars of the sport,” said Mr Smith.

Rory Mead of Whitby is the former National Enduro champion, Adrian Smith of Mokau, the National under-200cc Enduro champion and former National Cross-country champion, while Adam Reeves is Pahiatua’s two-time and reigning National Cross-country champion.  A fourth rider, Auckland’s Karl Power, will be on standby as a reserve rider.

Rory, Adrian and Adam each competed at the Yamaha Top Trail Rider Enduro Series in Tokoroa this month ahead of the ISDE with the Yamaha team taking the top three podium spots (Rory 1st, Adam 2nd and Adrian in 3rd).

The ISDE is the oldest off-road motorcycle event of the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme.  The very first event was held in Carlisle, England in 1913. The event attracts more than 500 riders from 32 national teams, testing both the rider and machine.  Over the six days and upwards of 1250 miles riders must contend with strict time allowance rules and restrictions on mechanical replacements, carrying out their own track-side repairs.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On War Crimes And The Afghan Insurgency

Truly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies. At the very least, the Hit and Run book has raised the possibility that the New Zealand SAS committed war crimes in the attack they led in Afghnistan upon the villages of Naik and Khak Khuday Dad...

Mapp’s attempted defence of the SAS on RNZ this morning unintentionally indicated that collective punishment was baked into the planning exercise for the raid, and also into how the raid proceeded on the ground. More>>

 
 

Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>

ALSO:

Biscuit Tin Of Democracy: World Heritage Site Protection, Ombudsman and Equal Pay Bills Drawn

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 three places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn... More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Plan: NZ Needs More Science, More Trees, Fewer Beasts

A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions to a net zero level, according to a new report sponsored by the New Zealand chapter of GLOBE, a multi-party, global parliamentary grouping. More>>

ALSO:

"Backed To Win Seats": Labour Māori Seat MPs Won't Stand On List

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

OutsKey: John Key's Valedictory Speech

I rise to address this House for the very last time. It has been a huge privilege to have served the people of Helensville as their member of Parliament, and, of course, the people of New Zealand as their Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Productivity Commission: New Models Of Tertiary Education Are Coming

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society... More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Water Everywhere

Monday's Post-Cabinet press conference focused on water, with the Prime Minister fielding questions about the possibility pricing water taken for export. Mr English said the government was directing their water allocation technical advisory group to include export water in considerations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news