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.