Motocross Archives - Aaron Smith

KIWI HERO TO TACKLE AUSTRALIANS

Waikato’s Kayne Lamont (Altherm JCR Yamaha YZ450F), preparing for a season of racing in Australia. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com Waikato’s Kayne Lamont is no stranger to the Australian motocross scene, having raced and won there in the past, but this year will be a little different. The 24-year-old Hamilton-based former Mangakino man will shortly […]

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CROSS-COUNTRY PRESSURE COOKER

Hamilton’s Phil Goodwright (Husqvarna FX350), looking to challenge for the win at Ormondville this weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The pressure goes on for national title hopefuls at the second round of four in the 2018 New Zealand Cross-country Championships in Central Hawke’s Bay this weekend. Defending champion Brad Groombridge (Suzuki RM-Z450) simply picked […]

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FOUR HOURS OF HARD X

Napier’s Mackenzie Wiig, sure to be among the frontrunners at the Husqvarna Hard X event in the Kinleith Forest, near Atiamuri, on Saturday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It could be New Zealand’s ultimate of extreme cross-country race, but don’t be frightened off by the event’s daunting title, because it will appeal to all levels […]

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AND THAT WAS TEN YEARS AGO

Ten years ago, in 2008, it was Queenstown’s Scott Columb (Suzuki) who won the day in the MX1 class at round three of the motocross nationals. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It was supposed to be round three of the 2018 New Zealand Motocross Championships in Hawke’s Bay this weekend (now cancelled at the last […]

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HAMPTON DOWNS THE PLACE TO BE

He is one of the fastest superbike riders on the track, but so far luck hasn’t gone the way of Christchurch’s Alastair Hoogenboezem (BMW). Perhaps that will change at Hampton Downs this weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com This weekend’s Mike Pero MotoFest is going to be a sensational motorcycling experience, the likes of which […]

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ARGENTINA HOSTS MXGP OPENER

  Can Antonio Cairoli (pictured here) win again this season and match Stefan Everts’ tally of 10 motocross world titles? Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship season is upon us and set to start at the beloved circuit of Patagonia-Argentina this weekend. Villa La Angostura, Neuquen Province will once again […]

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MOTOFEST DAY ONE DONE; MORE TOMORROW

A few of the motorcycling legends assembled at Hampton Downs today (from left) Australian Kevin Magee, American Randy Mamola, Englishman Steve Parris and New Zealand’s Graeme Crosby. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It was a dynamic day of high drama at Hampton Downs today as the inaugural Mike Pero MotoFest festival kicked off with the […]

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NZ SUPERBIKES SHAKE-UP

Australian visitor Robbie Bugden (Yamaha) leads the field in a gripping final superbike race of the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The New Zealand Superbike Championship standings were given a massive shake-up at the third round of four at Hampton Downs at the weekend, setting race fans up for a thrilling final round at […]

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MIKE PERO MOTOFEST

The inaugural MotoFest at Hampton Downs at the weekend was a roaring success. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The inaugural Mike Pero MotoFest at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park at the weekend matched up to, and possibly even exceeded, all of the expectations. The two-day festival of motorcycling promised a huge variety of high-octane excitement and […]

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SUPERSPORT 600 FRIENDS AND RIVALS

Christchurch’s Jake Lewis (Triumph), leading fellow Canterbury man James Hoogenboezem (Triumph), as he heads towards a hat-trick of wins in the Supersport 600 class at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com They are great mates off the track, but fierce rivals on it, and the battle for New Zealand Superbike Championship honours became even […]

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BUGDEN NOT WASTING ANY TIME

Brisbane’s Robbie Bugden (Yamaha R1), on his way to winning the TT title at Hampton Downs on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It didn’t take long for Australian Robbie Bugden to get back up to speed in New Zealand. The 37-year-old from Brisbane had received the call-up from Yamaha-Motor New Zealand to cross the […]

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HAWKE’S BAY HOSTS ROUND THREE

Waikato’s Kayne Lamont (Yamaha YZ450F), closest to the camera, the points leader in the premier MX1 class after two of four rounds. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com Intense fighting is predicted for the third round of four in this season’s New Zealand Motocross Championships at a relatively new venue at Fernhill, near Hastings, this Sunday […]

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