Thursday, August 18


By Andy McGechan

New Zealand MX1 motocross champion Cody Cooper (Suzuki) has been drafted in to replace an injured Clement Desalle for the remaining rounds of this year’s MX1 world championships in Europe.

Belgian rider Desalle, who had been leading the world championships earlier this season, was sidelined with serious shoulder and arm injuries sustained at the Belgian Championships in August, prompting the emergency call-up for the talented Kiwi rider.

Cooper will race for the Rockstar Energy Suzuki factory team at the final two rounds of the world championships, in Germany and Italy in September.

Read the full story in the October issue of Kiwi Rider, due out in the first week of September.