Josh Coppins Racing was established in partnership with Yamaha Motor New Zealand in 2013 after Josh’s retirement from his successful professional motocross career in Europe and Australia. During his seventeen years professional racing, Josh had thirteen world championship race wins, twice runner-up world champion, two British championships, one Belgium championship, one Italian championship and two Australian championships & 21 New Zealand championships.
In 2014, Altherm Window Systems come on board as title sponsor in New Zealand to assist with the growth of this winning team. Over the past three years, the team has won seven national titles and each year is going from strength to strength, not only with our riders and their performance and results but also growth internationally. In 2015, we won the MX2 Australian Championship with Jay Wilson and won 4 of the 7 rounds of WMX MXGP with Courtney Duncan. Unfortunately at one of the races in Germany, a photographer caused Courtney to get injured due to a freak accident, resulting in 5th overall and costing Courtney the title of World Champion for 2016. Our 2016 WMX MXGP season was on a very tight budget that came mostly from New Zealand. Moving forward, we now have a team based in Europe (JCR Europe) and we will be running Courtney Duncan in WMX MXGP and in the future we are considering running more riders.
Altherm JCR Yamaha is quickly becoming the number one team to be on and gaining huge respect in the industry both in New Zealand and internationally. Our goal is to set up a pathway for our riders from a young customer all the way through to being a world champion.