Motocross

Kirk Gibbs tops the podium at New Zealand Motocross Championship second round

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Kirk Gibbs with the number one spot on the podium. Photo: Clmintiepix
Every so often in motocross racing, a rider has the kind of race that makes all the hard work worth it. For him. For his team. For the sport.

Altherm JCR Yamaha‰Ûªs MX1 contender Kirk Gibbs had that race yesterday at the Fox New Zealand Motocross Championship‰Ûªs second round - where he crashed at the start of the second moto, got back on his YZ450 and proceeded to blast his way through the premier pack from a lowly 17th to take the win.

His Team Manager Josh Coppins, who puts countless hours into progressing his four-rider squad, took a moment to savour visiting Australian Gibbs‰Ûª glory at the Phillips' farm property, south-west of Rotorua, at Horohoro.

‰ÛÏThat result fired Kirk up and it fired us up too. It made our Altherm JCR Yamaha team feel good about what we are doing and why we do it. Races like that. Performances like that. They are why we do this job,‰Û

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