Wednesday, July 1

KIWI MOTARDER HEATS UP BANGKOK

Saturday the 27th of June witnessed the Thailand Supermotard Championship competed for on the outskirts of Northern Bangkok.

Searing heat challenged the event as the temperature ramped up past 36 degrees. The event was sponsored by Suzuki Thailand and drew competition from all over Asia, Australia, United States and New Zealand.

Former New Zealander and ex-Huntly motocross racer Larry Baker was a surprised man at the event, taking 3rd overall with a 4th and two 2nd placings in the three race format on his privately entered Yamaha YZ450F.


Pictured here on the podium during the presentation ceremony, the quiet Huntly man looks mildly bemused by his success but no doubt was delighted as the wreath and trophy were presented to him.


Motard has a strong following in Bangkok with a purpose built circuit fitted with a full-on pit lane set-up and even accommodates entry level modified scooter racing to get you started. That same podium Larry Baker is standing on featured a USA rider in 1st position with local Thai' ace in 2nd.

Congratulations Larry on the effort!

Source: Matt Humphrey
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