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Transtasman Rivalry Heats Up

NZ MX Champs 2016

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http://www.driven.co.nz/ BY ANDY MCGECHAN, BIKESPORTNZ.COM • 25/02/2016


 The 2016 New Zealand Motocross Championships are shaping up to be a real “us versus them” battle between Anzac neighbours.

Australians and Kiwis have had a fierce sporting rivalry going on since old colonial times and, while it is mostly friendly, both sides do love the niggle and the gloves are set to come off again in the Manawatu this weekend.

New Zealand riders have won Australian titles in the past — Cody Cooper, Daryl Hurley, Kayne Lamont, Hamish Harwood a few of those special Kiwis with Aussie trophies in their cabinets — but the Australians had their revenge when Gold Coast rider Jay Wilson took the New Zealand MX2 crown last year.

The question being asked now is could an Aussie steal our silverware again in 2016?

Pictures / Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
Pictures / Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

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