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Podium results for all three Altherm JCR Yamaha riders in Rotorua

Posted by Workshop Graphics on 18th Feb 2019

Podium results for all three Altherm JCR Yamaha riders in Rotorua
Australian Kirk Gibbs is on track to defend his Kiwi MX1 title, with the Altherm JCR Yamaha rider winning the second round of the 2019 Fox New Zealand Motocross Championships in Rotorua yesterday.He and arch rival Cody Cooper battled it out again over three motos at the Rotorua Motocross Track, with Gold Coast-based Gibbs coming out on top this time around. He qualified in P1 and that set the tone for the first race."The day was really good. I got a good start in the first moto then had a good g
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Ben Townley has signed on to become brand ambassador for Yamaha in New Zealand

Posted by Workshop Graphics on 15th Feb 2019

Ben Townley has signed on to become brand ambassador for Yamaha in New Zealand
Tauranga’s Townley (YZ450F), along with his son Levi (YZ65), a rising star on the junior motocross scene in New Zealand, have already collected their new Yamaha bikes and they are both thrilled to be moving into the future with Yamaha. Ben’s youngest son Jaggar will make the move across to Yamaha when he steps up to the YZ65."It's very exciting and came quite out of the blue," said the 34-year-old Townley."This is a great opportunity for Levi, who has really started to sink his teeth into motocr
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​Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team rider Kirk Gibbs (YZ450F), off to an impressive start in his NZ title defence

Posted by Workshop Graphics on 4th Feb 2019

​Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team rider Kirk Gibbs (YZ450F), off to an impressive start in his NZ title defence
Three riders and three podium results, it could almost be described as a perfect weekend for the Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team in Taranaki.Australian visitor Kirk Gibbs and Hamilton-based former Mangakino rider Kayne Lamont had responsibilities to tackle the premier MX1 class at Sunday's opening round of four in the Fox-supported New Zealand Motocross Championships near New Plymouth and Mangakino's Maximus Purvis was the team's MX2 (250cc) class representative.When the engines were finally shut
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Altherm JCR Yamaha riders all score podiums at NZ Motocross GP in Woodville

29th Jan 2019

Altherm JCR Yamaha riders all score podiums at NZ Motocross GP in Woodville
Despite the wild weather lashing the New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at the famous Woodville circuit yesterday, the expanded three-rider Altherm JCR Yamaha team managed to each finish a race on the podium and avoid injury in the treacherous conditions.The Manawatu-Orion Motorcycle Club Inc. (MOMCC) hosted the 58th annual two-day meeting, which was once again recognised as an FIM Oceania event and saw 600 riders converge on the popular North Island venue. The January dates indicated that it shou
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Altherm JCR Yamaha's Purvise stamps authority on MX2 class

Posted by Workshop Graphics on 21st Jan 2019

Altherm JCR Yamaha's Purvise stamps authority on MX2 class
Mangakino racer Maximus Purvis is certainly ready to take on the world, starting with the best that New Zealand can throw at him and then the cream of the Australians.He proved this once again with another stellar performance, this time winning the MX2 class at the annual King of the Mountain Motocross in Taranaki at the weekend.The 18-year-old Purvis won the MX2 (250cc) class at the big annual Whakatane Summercross, just after Christmas, but his winning efforts in Taranaki at the weekend were p
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