I had the pleasure of managing this team. It was a great honor to be with these great ambassadors representing MNZ competing in the
“2012 Smarter Than Smoking Australian Mototrials Championships” on 1st & 2nd September, in combination with the “2012 Oceania Championship” held near Perth WA.
The sections were rocky with some small loose rocks and some large grippy for the higher grades. There was also a section in a creek bed.
The weather was fine and warm on Saturday, about 20c both days.
On Sunday afternoon the weather suited the Kiwis better as it rained quite heavily in the afternoon
Jake Whitaker, Open Solo
Blake Fox, Youth, 17 to 21 years
Liam Draper, Open Junior, 13 to 16 years
Stefanie Downes, Women,
Karl Clark, Masters, over 35 years
All the team performed exceptionally well to take out the Oceania Trophy 18 points 12.
The four Kiwi Boys all won their respective class's convincingly and our women rider did very well to get a comfortable 2nd to the very experienced Australian competitor Kristie McKinnon
The total points for each rider for the weekend:
1st: Jake Whitkaer 21
2nd Kyle Middleton 43
1st: Blake Fox 36
2nd: Jonathon Chellas 76
1st: Liam Draper 19
3rd: James Wager 35
1st: Kristie McKinnon 38
2nd Stefanie Downes 45
1st: Karl Clark 25
2nd: Grant Morris 54
This means as well as the Oceania Trophy we also all brought home Australian TitleTrophies.
This made the Prize Giving Dinner very enjoyable, and was enjoyed by all the Kiwi Team and their small band of supporters.
The Banter with the Australians was great and the comments I received at the dinner as to how well “Team Kiwi” had acted as a team all weekend was great to hear.
I would like to thank all the “MNZ 2012 Oceania Team” for such an awesome weekend. I throughly enjoyed my time with each and every one of you.
On behalf of the “MNZ 2012 Oceania team” we would like to thank MNZ for support to this team
to make this competition possible.
Regards to all