Trials Info

Here is a copy of the Trials Calendar for 2013 - Click here!

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2013 New Zealand Moto Trials Championship

For more details - Click here!

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For sale

Yamaha 2008         Yamaha 2008

 

2008 model. Last of the Yamaha engined machines reliability plus. With 2011 graphics -orange – Carbon protectors on silencer , header and water pump, new sprockets Front and rear and new chain, new air filter and brake pads $5500 ono.

Call Ian – M: 029 355 1393

If you are looking for anything….Gear / parts / bikes / boots-anything in relation to Trials and these are not listed here!

Then contact the Local Trials enthusiasts below at the bottom of this page!

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Next Event….

Next Event coming up - Click here!

Check out the latest Trials resultsClick here!

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What’s been happening in the World of Moto Trials?

A couple of rookie line-ups earning top-10 results … this is the stuff of fairytales.

New Zealand could not have asked for more from its Trials des Nations campaign at the weekend, a four-rider Kiwi men’s team and two-rider Kiwi women’s team arriving at the Trail des Nations for the first time in 10 years and taking on the world elite at this “Olympic Games of Trials” at La Chatre, in France.

A total of 22 countries took part, with the top five professional nations competing in the elite Group A Class, while the remaining 17 nations, including…..

 

Want to read More……..Click Here!

 

Words and photo by Andy McGechan….. www.BikesportNZ.com

 

Jake Whitaker – New Zealand and Australian MOTO TRIALS CHAMPION !

Hi There,

Well you might be wondering what I’ve been upto….have a read below….

2012 NZ Champs

Just arrived home after our 3 day New Zealand Championship over labour weekend. This year it was held down in the south Island in Alexandra, one of my most favourite places to ride with all sections being set on big slabs of rock with endless traction. I made it 6 titles in a row this year winning the expert class with a clean three days, which meant I was able to ride faultless the entire competition, something I haven’t been able to do since I was riding in the junior class but never a three day event!!

 

The event was set on the easier side to the usual standard of sections here in NZ, the top few riders were loosing very few points which made it a tough event mentally, a laps in concentration could have resulted in a very different outcome, even the riders in the bottom end of the grade had very low scores for a championship level event. After handing in 4 lap cards of zero on Saturday I new it was going to be?…..

(want to read more then check out Jake)…..Click Here!

 

 

 

2012 Australian Moto Trials Championship

 Very happy to say I won my 3rd Australian title over the weekend in Perth!

 

Hi there everyone,
A great feeling to finish the weekend on top, a very low scoring two days of riding between the top few riders which made for a difficult event making it tough to get a comfortable lead, however I managed to ride a pretty tidy couple of days with a lap of 12 on the first lap on Saturday

followed by a lap of zero giving me a 13 point lead over second place Kyle Middleton.
Sunday morning i was feeling good but a shaky start on the first section resulted in a messy 3 points, didn’t take two long to get settled and only lost one more point on the first lap, Kyle was still right there on a lap of 7.
My final lap started off really strong cleaning the first 3 sections before a big down poor of rain settled in!! After that it was one of the wettest trials I have ridden in a long time.  The sections got slippery really quickly and i lost 5 points on section 10, not making one of the bigger rock slabs of the day.
I didnt loose anymore points during the last lap and finished the day on a total of 9 points to Kyle’s 18.
An amazing feeling to have taken out another Australian title, thanks to everyone that made it possible, Darryl and Estelle Boorer at team Kaos, my minder Nick, my girlfriend Georgina for making the trip over here with me, along with Dad.
Cheers Jake
Here’s a short video of Jake Training….Check this out!

Taking the Outside In…..Jake should you really be doing this?….Hmmmm!

 

If you would like to read more more and find out what this true champion is up to ?…Check out his website (Click on Jake)…. Jake 

 

 Would you like to see some cool stuff – Click on the one you want, sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy!

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Trial News Update

August 2013 Moto Trials Newsletter…..Click Here!

Here’s some interesting articles to read. Check them out below…

Here’s some interesting articles to read, so sit back, put on your thinking caps and enjoy. Now that you are ready, all you need to do is Click on the one you want to read – Simple!

Are you aware of this?

I believe that few people are exploring the information available to them. Please pass the following message on to trials people.

Championship standings can be viewed on SWAN (www.trialscores.com).

The HOME PAGE lists results and information in the DATA CENTRE. Click on DATA CENTRE to view RECENT EVENTS, FUTURE EVENTS and CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.

Then click on SERIES RESULTS for the 2013 North Island Championship.

A rider’s best 8 results from the 10 rounds will determine his championship position. Blake Fox has the overall lead but Jake Whitaker is chasing him down. John Haynes cannot afford to drop any further rounds if he is to challenge. Liam Draper is running away with the A Grade championship, but Jacob Gundry and Carl Robson continue to battle for second place. The Intermediate grade is developing into a tight battle. David Trewin has the lead, but he cannot afford to slip, because Craig Thompson, Snowy and Kevin Gundry are ready to attack!

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World Moto Trials comes to Australia.

The advent of a World Trials round in Australia has given viewing opportunity to many in Australia and NZ who have never seen this calibre in the motorcycle discipline before. We were to witness the sheer size and scale of obstacles that must be attacked without the fear that surely a mere mortal would possess. Riders were seen to attack 3 metre steps with such accuracy that a wheel width off line could send them crashing some 5 metres below. Mostly this was prevented by some ‘heroic’ minding. The venue for this spectacle was Mt Tarrengower, Maldon which is an historic village not far from Bendigo, Victoria. It was an ideal source of large and grippy rocks, a valley with slab rock sides and a man made log section. The organisers, MA and Trials Club of Victoria, made an excellent job of giving an entertaining week to all who attended. The NZ contingent who would have consisted of around 120 people in total was there to support “their own” Jake Whitaker, John Haynes and Blake Fox with ‘Minders’ Nick Ball, Warren Laugesen and Gavin Fox. Also in competitors circle was Karl Clark who was ‘Minding’ for Pro rider Jack Challoner. While it was never going to be an Australia or NZ podium on any grand scale [Europeans feature heavily on the pro circuit and it is some way off for ‘Down under’Trialsters] it was a very good result for NZ riders with Jake taking a 4th and a 7th in the Junior class [under 23] and staying ahead of all Australian riders and getting among the Europeans. Meanwhile John took a 4th and a 5th and Blake a 7th and a 4th in the Youth [under 18] class and both kept mainly ahead of the Australians. All who made the trip from NZ have spoke of the opportunity to see the “amazing”. Thank you Australia, for bringing Moto Trials ‘Down under’. This is a report that I submitted to MNZ with pictures to go onto the website. I would still like to receive the group photo taken at section 15 on Sunday. I was at a loss as my camera broke down en route. On the International front I would like to congratulate Jake, Nick, Blake Gavin, John, Warren and Karl for their valiant efforts in Maldon. You made us proud. I would also congratulate Carl Robson and Steve Armistead for their showing and finishing of the SSDT and Pre 65 ST respectively.

Jim Henderson for Moto Trials 

Here’s just some of the action at the 2012 FIM Trials Championship Australia

Want to check out some Action !!!

  • Check out the what happened at the….RED BULL CITY SCRAMBLE on the 1st of April 2012 …..THIS ROCKS!!
  • If you really want to check out some cool stuff for Trials…then take a look at this site …click here… Trial Mag …you think the boys are good on these machines then have a look at what the girls can do…click here…Women in Trials

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DVD’s For Sale:  FIM  WORLD TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

We have DVD’s that we recorded of the FIM  WORLD TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

in Australia-May 2012

Disc 1 - 24.05.12 Practice, 26.05.12 Day 1 Saturday and Day 1 part 2
Disc 2 - Day 2 Sunday and Day 2 part 2
There are 2 discs which run for approximately  90 minutes each.
We would like to offer these at $5.00 each.
Mike Gundry Ph. 07 543 4204 E: boptrials08@gmail.com

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Practice / Training  Days

Training Camp with current 7th World Champion Jack Challoner

New Zealand has the opportunity to bring Jack Challoner to show us Kiwis how it’s done in the world championships. Also attending will be Jacks minder Dan Clark who has also competed in the world rounds in the past.
We are looking at having three training camps one in Tauranga, one in Wellington, and the last one in Christchurch.  These camps will be held in November 2013 but dates will be confirmed at a later date.
These camps will be held on a weekend and will run for two days. We are limiting numbers per training camp to make sure you get your money’s worth and to make sure you get one on one with these two top riders.
This is a great opportunity to be able to be trained by a current top ten world trials rider. Both Jack and Dan hold training schools back in the UK and they are always popular.
Training days will be split into two groups and you will then swap over so you all get time with both lads.
Costs:

  • 1st option is $40 per day to participate in a full days training with your own bike.
  • 2nd option is $20 per day to watch only and take it all in.

Training days will only be open to the two options above!

Your training fee will be going towards fundraising for their airfares.

Jack will put on a demo at lunch time so you will get to see up close just how good this lad really is!

We are just looking at numbers on who would be interested in attending these camps at this stage with more info to come.

North Island riders please contact John Ravenscroft.  

South Island riders please contact Karl Clark.

So you need some training or perhaps a little extra practice…

Maybe your new to the sport (TRIALS) and are keen to give it a whirl….then look no further….contact either one of these 2 guys below have a chat to them and organise a date/time and go for a blast….details below.

Mike Gundry - rider and trainer

Contact: Mike Ph. 07 543 4204   E: boptrials08@gmail.com

Warwick Merriman - rider and training school – maximum 10 riders

Contact: Warwick Ph. 07 5430095   E: sanna1@kinect.co.nz  

 

North Island Trials Coordinator:

Paul Mcleod Ph. 07 573 5365   E: paul.wendy@wave.co.nz

 

Tauranga / Bay of Plenty Region:

Nigel Shilton Ph. 07 576 1692   E: pauline.shilton@xtra.co.nz

Mike Gundry Ph. 07 543 4204   E: boptrials08@gmail.com

Gary Samson Ph. 07 863 7224   E: northhyll@infogen.net.nz

Warwick Merriman Ph. 07 543 0095   E: sanna1@kinect.co.nz