Motocross

New Zealand Oceania team named

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Motorcycling New Zealand has announced a team of 18 to contest the Oceania Motocross Championship in Barrabool, Melbourne on the weekend of 12 & 13 November 2005. After trouncing the Australians in 2002 and 2003, the New Zealand team expects a much tougher time in 2005. Noticeable absentees for New Zealand are the injured Darryll King and Daryl Hurley. Josh Coppins fresh from his third placing in the World Motocross Championship, as well as the team placing of 4th in the Motocross of Nations, captains the New Zealand Team. Coppins will come up against Chad Reed of Australia who now competes in the USA and will captain Australia. "In terms of team personnel New Zealand has an experienced team with 12 of the 18 riders having experienced previous Oceania Championships. The team also includes current domestic Motocross championship leaders Cody Cooper (125cc) and Shayne King (250cc). Cooper has just returned from Europe where he was part of the Motocross of Nations team. The Team is:

Senior

Pro Open
Josh Coppins (Honda)
Mason Phillips (Yamaha)
Shayne King (Honda)
Corrie Sargent (Honda)
Peter Broxholme (Honda)
Luke Burkhart (Suzuki)

Pro Lites
Cody Cooper (Honda)
Scott Columb (Suzuki)
Justin McDonald (Honda)
Blake Gillard (KTM)
Damien King (Yamaha)
Nick Saunders (Honda)

Junior
Matthew Hunt (Yamaha)
Jayden Jessup (Yamaha)
Brad Groombridge (Kawasaki)

Women
Katherine Prumm (Kawasaki)
Mary Perkins (Honda)
Nikki Scott (Yamaha)

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