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Defending New Zealand MX1 motocross champion Kirk Gibbs looking forward to the final round of the 2019 nationals at Taupo

Posted by Workshop Graphics on 25th Feb 2019

Defending New Zealand MX1 motocross champion Kirk Gibbs looking forward to the final round of the 2019 nationals at Taupo
Though beaten to the chequered flag in the first two of three races in the premier MX1 class at the penultimate round of the 2019 New Zealand Motocross Championships at Pukekohe on Sunday, Australian visitor Gibbs quickly bounced back, roaring to victory in the final MX1 outing of the day.It was a "damage limitation" exercise of sorts for the defending national MX1 champion and his fight-back to win race three gives him an excellent chance of pushing through to retain his crown at the fourth and
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Altherm JCR Yamaha riders in championship podium hunt after penultimate round

Posted by Workshop Graphics on 25th Feb 2019

Altherm JCR Yamaha riders in championship podium hunt after penultimate round
The third round of the 2019 Fox New Zealand Motocross witnessed another win-trading battle between Altherm JCR Yamaha’s Kirk Gibbs and Cody Cooper again.In classic Aussie versus Kiwi-style, defending MX1 champion Gold Coast-based Gibbs won one race, to Cooper’s two, at the Harrisville Motocross Track in Pukekohe yesterday. It was a reversal of last weekend’s score cards, where Gibbs bested Cooper in two out of the three motos in Rotorua.Gibbs has enjoyed the fierce rivalry with Cooper, as it’s a
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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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