Wednesday, May 18

NELSON CLASSIC COLLECTION GOES SOUTH

The collection of Classic motorcycles put together by Tom and Heather Sturgess that has been on public display since December 2014 is to move to Invercargill.

The collection has been bought by Bill Richardson Transport World which hopes to have it on display later in the year - in time for the annual Burt Monro Challenge weekend.

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Sunday, May 1

2016 MOTUL SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

Championship points after race 9, at Imola

1.             J. Rea                 Kawasaki          201
2.              C. Davies                 Ducati          161           -43
3.              T. Sykes              Kawasaki          138           -63
4.              M. Van Der Mark       Honda            99         -102
5.              J. Torres                   BMW              78         -123
6.              D. Giugliano              Ducati            75         -126
7.              N. Hayden                Honda             74         -127
8.              L. Savadori               Aprilia             59         -142
9.              S. Guintoli              Yamaha             58         -143
10.           L. Camier           MV Agusta             49         -152
11.           A. Lowes               Yamaha              49         -152
12.           X. ForÉS                  Ducati              43         -158
13.           M. Reiterberger          BMW              43         -158
14.           R. Ramos             Kawasaki             36         -165
15.           A. De Angelis            Aprilia             30         -171
16.           J. Brookes                 BMW              27         -174
17.           K. Abraham               BMW              14         -187
18.           M. Baiocco               Ducati             12         -189
19.           L. Mahias             Kawasaki              9         -192
20.           M. Jones                  Ducati               2         -199
21.           S. Barrier            Kawasaki               2         -199
22.           M. Lussiana                BMW               1         -200

Thursday, April 7

ANZAC CUP BIKES ON TV

In a special deal, Truck Festival Event Director/Promoter Robert Cochrane has negotiated to have coverage of the motorcycle races on both days recorded for future inclusion in magazine format show on SKY Chanel 83. 

"Its the first step to getting local motorcycle racing to a new audience," says Cochrane. 

"The ANZAC Cup is a one off annual event that has the potential to add more Australian competitors next year," he says.  

The Truck Festival includes the final round of the NZ Super Truck Racing Championships with Rob Waters from Perth in his Kenworth (that can do 12 second standing quarters) keen to take home the ANZAC Cup.  

Other race classes include Muscle Cars, Classics, BMW & European, Pre '65 and an Allcomers class that includes the Taxi Race team based out of Hawkes Bay. 

This nine car race team of 'Super 6' Holden & Ford racers will race on the Sunday, the cars all hard working Taxis in their earlier lives. 

A field of 20 Super Motard bikes and 20 Formula 3 machines are expected  to battle for their ANZAC Cups over the two days. 

Cochrane says: "Someone asked me, 'Why Formula 3 and Super Motards'.   "The answer is simple - they deliver great racing and are visually different machines, thats what the crowds and sponsors want to see - they want to be entertained."

Seventeen-year-old New Zealand Superlite Champion Jacob Stroud will be up against some pretty quick guys in F3 - there is going to be some great racing. 

For rider entry forms or ticketing info go to www.nztruckracingfestival.co.nz, txt 022-154-0334 or robertc72@xtra.co.nz