Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


2005 Ssangyong New Zealand Motocross CHAMPIONSHIP

MOTORCYCLING NEW ZEALAND INC.
Fostering the sport of Motorcycling making it safe, fun and fair


2005 Ssangyong New Zealand Motocross CHAMPIONSHIP


Since Round 2 of the Championship, New Zealand riders Josh Coppins and Ben Townley have been placed second and third in the World MX 1 Championship.
And the New Zealand Motocross of Nations team; Josh Coppins, Ben Townley and Cody Cooper finished fourth in the World Teams Championship.

Local riders including one time World Champion Shayne King (Honda) and now the internationally capped Cody Cooper (Honda) were out to prove their worth at Round 3 of the 2005 SsangYong New Zealand Motocross Championship, held at Barrett Road Motocross Park in New Plymouth.

The competitors had a mixed weekend being tested not only be the demanding track, described by some as the toughest in New Zealand, but also the weather conditions. Riders were treated to try, wet and dusty conditions.

Riders who had dominated at the first two rounds were pushed to the limits. Damien King of Cambridge (Yamaha) riding in the National 125cc class won one race over the previously un-beaten Cooper, to finish second overall on the day. Cooper won the other two races and is still leading the championship. Michael Cotter, Cambridge (Kawasaki) a previous New Zealand Champion had a consistent days racing to be placed on the podium for the first time this season.

In the National 250cc class Shayne King (Honda) won the days racing over his closes rival Luke Burkhart, Masterton (Suzuki) to lead the series by only 11 points. Michael Phillips, Rotorua (Kawasaki) was on the podium for the second consecutive round after a disappointing start to the Championship.

The National 50cc class had a change of rider standing on the Number 1 podium sport. Corrie Sargent, Wellington (Honda) out-paced fellow team mate King. However, King still holds the overall points lead. Local veteran rider Mitch Rowe (Kawasaki) took the third place for the days racing.

For full results visit www.mnz.co.nz
This release authorised by
Vicky Simm

MNZ Facts
Formed 1916
900 Events p.a.
33 World titles
5500 Licensed riders
72 Clubs

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news