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

 

Have you got the Zoom Factor?



For immediate release

10 August 2012

Have you got the Zoom Factor?

Have you got the ability, talent and determination to make it on the international motorcycle road racing circuit?

If you believe you do, and can prove it in action on the track, then the organisers of Zoom Factor want to meet you!

Zoom Factor is a programme designed to find and identify talented young Kiwi riders, provide the right tools, guidance and support to develop their skills to a level where they will be given the opportunity to compete internationally.

The programme is the brainchild of motorcycle racing legend Graeme Crosby, based on his experience with young Auckland racing star Jaden Hassan, after they travelled to Japan to compete in October 2011. Although only 17 at the time, Jaden competed and fared well despite riding an unknown bike and tyres, unfamiliar track and with minimal practice and setup time.

Since returning home, Jaden has emerged as a more mature and experienced rider. He recently broken lap records at Hampton Downs, Taupo and Manfield and has just returned from Queensland where he competed in round five of the Australian Superbike Championships with encouraging results.

Says Graeme, “We’re looking for talented young riders with solid potential. They need to show maturity, be competitive by nature, intelligent, articulate and good communicators – all essential qualities needed to progress in what is now a highly competitive and high profile sport.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland