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12
Feb
2024

MIXED BAG OF RESULTS AT TERETONGA SUPERBIKES

The 2023-24 New Zealand Superbike Championships CAPTION: The Supersport 600 class blasts off the start line at Teretonga on Sunday with (from left) Upper Hutt’s Rogan Chandler (Suzuki), Whanganui’s Luca Durning (Ducati) and Invercargill’s Cormac Buchanan (Yamaha) leading the way. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com Weather conditions were mixed and so were the results at...
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07
Feb
2024

ROAD RACING WITH AIRBAG SUITS

With advancement in technology, there is growing appreciation and popularity of Airbag Race Suits for Road Racing. MNZ endorse the use of Airbag Race Suits for Road Racing. Please be reminded that the use of Back and Chest Protectors is still a requirement as per rule 8.1b of the Road Section of the Manual of...
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05
Feb
2024

NZSBK ON A KNIFE EDGE WITH JUST TWO ROUNDS TO GO

The 2023-24 New Zealand Superbike Championships CAPTION: Invercargill’s Cormac Buchanan (Yamaha), chased here by Upper Hutt’s Rogan Chandler (Suzuki), is determined to put on a great show in front of his hometown crowd this coming weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The 2023-24 New Zealand Superbike Championships (NZSBK) literally zoomed through the first four of...
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01
Feb
2024

Update from Road Race Commission:

The Road Race Commission would like to remind all competitors of thefollowing rule which can be found in the supplementary regulations for theNZSBK championship: Non-Official Practice – There is to be no practice at any of the tracks for NZSBK Competitors 10 days prior to the NZSBK Round apart from Unofficial Practice/Track Days available which...
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11
Jan
2024

SUPERBIKE CHAMPS RACING WILL BE HOT IN TIMARU

The 2023-24 New Zealand Superbike Championships CAPTION: Christchurch’s former New Zealand Superbike champion Alastair Hoogenboezem (No.43) has put himself in front of Whakatane’s defending champion Mitch Rees (No.1) a couple of times already this season. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The pressure will certainly be on for competitors in this season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships...
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08
Jan
2024

NZ SUPERBIKE CHAMPS TITLE HOPEFULS MAKE THEIR MOVE

The 2023-24 New Zealand Superbike Championships CAPTION: Jonny Lewis (Aprilia RS660), from Mahana, near Nelson, an outstanding performer in the Super Twins class at Ruapuna Raceway at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The 2023-24 New Zealand Superbike Championships (NZSBK) reached the halfway stage in Canterbury at the weekend with various title hopefuls making...
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13
Dec
2023

Kawasaki Ninja 400’s

Kawasaki Ninja 400’s and Intake Restrictors The Road Race Commission would once again like to remind all competitorsand associated stakeholders of the parity control measures that continue to beundertaken within the NZSBK paddock, particularly in this instance as theyrelate to the Kawasaki Ninja 400’s and their use of intake restrictors. Immediately following race one at...
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11
Dec
2023

SHAKE-UP AT THE TOP IN SIX OF 14 BIKE CATEGORIES

The 2023-24 New Zealand Superbike Championships CAPTION: The high-powered motorcycle racing at Manfeild at the weekend was edge-of-the-seat exciting. This is the start of the first race the F1/Superbikes class on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com There were changes galore at the top of the rankings after another mixed weekend of weather, this time...
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26
Jan
2022

2022 NZSBK Series

As you will all be aware there is huge uncertainty around the New Red Traffic Light COVID Protocol. Motofest (Hampton Downs) informed MNZ on Monday that they cannot risk running the Motofest meeting and sustain heavy financial loss. The irony is neither can MNZ. Over the past few years, the COVID situation has decimated the...
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04
Nov
2021

2022 NZSBK UPDATE

NZSBK 2022 Update From Grant Ramage NZSBK Series Director Dear all We recently committed to provide plenty of warning around plans for the 2022 NZSBK series. We recognise the need to provide surety for riders so they can make or amend plans. We also need to ensure we also provide a safe environment for all...
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