On the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019 Hampton Downs roared back to life again with the 2nd annual Mike Pero Motofest.
This weekend provided everything that the motorcycle fan could want or need including:
Motul Trials Challenge
The Motul Trials Challenge put even the most seasoned riders to the test. Consisting of near impossible obstacles, these riders had to show the ultimate control and composure while carefully working the clutch, throttle and break. Points were lost if you fall off your bike, place one or two feet on the ground or fail to clear an obstacle.
NZSBK Championship Round 3:
Everything from Superbikes to Sidecars. Featured Motul sponsored Avalon Biddle and Team Rees Racing
Shoei Classic Racing
Post and Classic GP
Kawasaki Public Trail Ride
A family friendly trail ride.
Motul Stadium Trials Challenge
Moto Trials is a unique motor sport in that speed is not the critical element. Throttle, clutch, brakes and balance are the essential ingredients. With these skills the top riders are able to jump up over obstacles and balance on the back or front wheel while stationary, to align themselves for the next obstacle. The rules are quite simple in terms of scoring. Each section is set out with markers, red on the right and white on the left. Red and white tape are also used. To achieve a “clean” or zero score, you must ride from the start to the finish of a section without supporting the bike with anything other than the tyres or engine bash plate. 1 foot down 1 point, twice 2 points to a maximum of three. After that 5 points is lost if you fail to complete the course. If you fall off, 5 points. The winner has the lowest points over the day. The series of obstacles will be ridden by each rider four times each day. To ensure the spectators will not miss any action (Thrills and spills) only one section will be ridden at a time. The sections will comprise of anything that is considered almost impossible to ride a motorcycle over. Van bodies, concrete blocks, tyres, wooden poles (along them, not across) containers etc.