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

 


13 not so unlucky for tenacious Magee

Tauranga based Superbike Team M1Motorsport's rider, Australian; Linden Magee suffered a horrific crash at Round two of the Suzuki Series.

With the Valvoline sponsored BMW extensively damaged, it was all hands on deck at furious pace to get the BMWS1000RR into shape.

Flying back into New Zealand this week and racing with both a broken collarbone and fractured wrist, tenacious Linden "Magoo" Magee proved that qualifying in 13th position on pole isn't quite so unlucky (for the superstitiously inclined), despite conceding that “It was hard to string a decent lap together in qualifying, I made a couple of mistakes."

Securing 9th in Race One on Saturday, Linden expressed "I feel much better knowing I was able to put the "demons" from the Suzuki Series Manfeild crash, behind me. With just a couple of minor changes to the BMW, hopefully I can charge forward and improve on today's results"

On Sunday morning - Race Two, Linden came from the back of the grid and deftly crept his way through the Superbike pack swapping positions with former M1Motorsport rider; Sloan Frost, manouvering around the outside of Frost in the second to last lap, to secure his first NZ race podium finish, in 3rd.

Later in Race two, Linden "caught a bad start as the lights weren't working and spent 8 or 9 laps playing catch-up and spent a bit of energy, Sloan and I diced, we touched, I ran out wide, then we diced again in the final lap but I held him off, it was a tough race!"

Linden secured 4th behind Dennis Charlett [Suzuki], Suzuki Series champ; Nick Cole [Kawasaki] and Scotty Moir [Suzuki], the weekend's results place M1Motorsport currently third over-all in the 2014 New Zealand Superbike Series.

"To be leaving Round One, third in the New Zealand Superbike Championship is well beyond my expectations and I’m really looking forward to Round Two at Timaru next weekend.
Big thanks to M1Motorsport NZ and all our supporters and sponsors in getting us back on track!"

Round two of the New Zealand Superbike Series gets underway next weekend at Timaru International Motor Raceway (formally known as "Levels" Raceway) 11 - 12 January, 2014.

Top Ten Points as of Round One

Dennis Charlett 75
Nick Cole 60
Linden Magee 36
Sloan Frost 32
Tony Rees 31
Scott Moir 27
Ray Clee 25
Craig Shirriffs 24
Jaden Hassan 20
Hayden Fitzgerald 17

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news