With a months rest after the pedal fest of Rotorua – we head to the sunny shores of Hawkes Bay for round 2 of the NZDH Series 2017 presented by Troy Lee Designs.
Situated in the eastern blocks of the famed Eskdale forest the Pakuratahi Road access course is one for the pinners. Last year saw a 1st run upset in that youngster Keegan Wright pipped local legend Brook Macdonald over the line by a cock-hair. During the break the heavens opened which ended any chance of a 2nd run victory for the Bull Dog – he’ll be out for the top spot again !
With Eskdale forest currently being harvested – it could mean that this is the last time, for some time that we get to ride this fast jump ridden course.
Have a look at the Hawkes Bay Mtb Club for details.
Attached is a map for the Pakuratahi Road pit area.
Please remember to bring your number if you have one. Also following he Commissaries course in Vegas last week- we may even have some nice people to check that the protection policy is being applied correctly.
Age groups – if a rider decides to ride up an age group, please note that the protection requirements are mandatory for the age of the rider not so much the age group. Theres a few sneaky fellas out there !!
Click and follow link below to view times and results:
The Downhill Clubs of New Zealand – National Tour takes in 6 fantastic venues – 3 North and 3 South – leading into the National Championships in Wanaka.
January 7th – Auckland – http://www.fourfortymtbpark.co.nz/
January 14th – Napier – http://www.hawkesbaymtb.co.nz/
January 21st – Auckland – Dome Valley – http://www.akdh.co.nz/
Race in all 3 North Island rounds and be into win a set of Onyx DH Hubs.
January 28th – Nelson – https://nelsonmtb.club/
February 11th – Christchurch – http://www.gravitycanterbury.org.nz/
February 18th – Dunedin – http://www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz/
Overall series winner is taken from your 4 best results.
The format is the same for every round:
- $60 entry fee
- 0800 rego
- 0900 practise
- 1300 practice ends
- 1400 or sooner – seeding
- 1530 Race
- 1700 prize giving/results etc.
For each round we have $500 to go to top 5 fastest riders of day……… &
$1000 Prize Money to go to:
1st – $350
2nd – $200
3rd – $100
3rd $ 50
MTBNZ protection policy applies:
A dry week and overcast morning saw Dome Valley in great shape for the final of the NZDH Hukkit Big 5 Series. Just before racing started the sun came out, and stayed shining for the race.
Check out the results from the final here domevalleyresultsdec3, and the overall results here 2016seriesresultsfinal
Check out where you are, note that you need to race the final to be Numero Uno.
Points from your top two results and the points from the final determine the overalls.
Most categories will be decided on the 3rd of December at Dome Valley, make sure you’re there!
Day two of the double header saw 440 Mountainbike Park in Auckland take the spotlight. Changes to the track intended to provide a level playing field had been leaked on social media, but only a teaser leaving you wondering if it was a clever marketing ploy.
The sun shone on 440, some riders found it hard to negotiate the berm before the finish, and some smashed it to pieces. The mud tyre/low pressure combo seeming to be the common factor for those sliding across the finish line.
Check out the results here 440resultsnov20