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, was runner-up world champion twice, two British championships, one Belgium championship, one Italian championship, two Australian championships and twenty two 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 nine national titles and each year is going from strength to strength, not only with our riders and their performance and results but also through international recognition. In 2015, we won the MX2 Australian Championship with Jay Wilson and we now have a team based in Europe (JCR Europe) that runs Courtney Duncan in the MXGP Woman’s World Championship.

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.

At present, we are the official Yamaha Motor NZ team and the official MXGP WMX Yamaha team. In NZ, our MX1 riders is Kayne Lamont, National 125 rider is Maximus Purvis and our MX2 rider is yet to be confirmed. Team Altherm JCR Yamaha have nine contracted race events New Zealand wide each season from October till March which you will find under upcoming events and from April till September, Courtney Duncan will be competing under Altherm JCR Yamaha Europe in the MXGP Woman's World Championship.

To assist with the riders focus and training, the team has a professional training facility based in Motueka, Nelson including three motocross tracks, a team workshop as well as accommodation facilities that are available to the riders all year round. This is the only motocross facility available in Australasia at this level, with riders currently travelling from Australia and Japan to train on a yearly basis.