Entries by Scott Patterson

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WHITAKER NEEDED ALL HIS SKILLS TO WIN DIRT BIKE SERIES

As was predicted, this year’s edition of the New Zealand Extreme Off-Road Championship series went right down to the wire in Canterbury at the weekend. The fourth and final round of the Yamaha-sponsored competition was wrapped up after two days of brutal riding at two vastly different venues around Christchurch on Friday and Saturday, with […]

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A DIRT BIKE SERIES THAT OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

This year’s edition of the New Zealand Extreme Off-Road Championship series will go down to the wire in the South Island this weekend. The four-round Yamaha-sponsored competition has been a colossal see-saw battle, offering something for everyone with different categories for various skill levels, and it will attract the nation’s elite enduro and cross-country riders […]

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THREE CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS OF SUPERCROSS INTENSITY

2019 New Zealand Supercross Championships It is going to be the start of a jam-packed, rip-fire three weeks of intensity when the New Zealand Supercross Championships kick off in the South Island this weekend. The Brent Scammell Honda-sponsored opening round of three in the Transdiesel eni Lubricants-sponsored national series is set for Winton, just north […]

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KIWI ENDURO LEGEND BIRCH LEADS A KTM SWEEP

It was an orange crush as KTM bikes caused a traffic jam of sorts at the finish line of the weekend’s annual Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro near Tokoroa. Indeed, the finish line was dominated by the distinctive orange-coloured motorcycles as Thames rider Chris Birch rode to victory on his KTM 300EXC, leading KTM 1-2-3-4 past […]

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TEENAGER BALL CLINCHES TOP NZ TRIAL TROPHY

Porirua’s Dylan Ball created history at the weekend when he became the youngest rider to win the New Zealand Trial Championships in the premier division. The just-turned 15-year-old won the Expert Grade at the AdrenalinR Mufflers-sponsored three-day contest in Hawke’s Bay over Labour Weekend, the annual event wrapping up on Monday. Tauranga’s Stefan Merriman won […]