News 2 Mar 2020

Gibbs earns New Zealand MX1 points lead at Hawkes Bay

South Australian claims trio of race win at the third round.

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A dominant performance at Hawkes Bay’s penultimate round of the 2020 New Zealand Motocross Championship has promoted Kirk Gibbs into the points lead, the 2018 champion storming to a trio of race victories.

The Altherm JCR Yamaha rider was unstoppable at the third round over the weekend, moving by former leader and reigning champion Cody Cooper (Honda Racing) to grant himself a five-point advantage ahead of the season-finale.

“It was a really good day for me,” Gibbs stated. “I’ll go home and work on some more things that Josh [Coppins] and BT [Ben Townley] gave me to work on. It’s so helpful to have such good people to get information from. I’ll go there with a good mindset and put a couple of good races in and try to bring it home.”

Australians Caleb Ward (CML KTM), Morgan Fogarty (Husqvarna), Kyle Webster (Penrite Honda Racing) and Riley Ward (KTM) finished in positions five, six, eight and 10 in the MX2 category.

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