BITTER-SWEET FINISH TO THE SEASON FOR 'KIWI GIRL'

BITTER-SWEET FINISH TO THE SEASON FOR 'KIWI GIRL'

Andy McGechan , SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

It was with terribly mixed emotions that New Zealand's Courtney Duncan wrapped up her 2017 Women's Motocross Championships campaign in France at the weekend. She lapped all but one rider in the final race of the year, but she ultimately had to accept the No.3 position in the championship standings.

THE FINAL THROW OF THE DICE FOR DUNCAN

THE FINAL THROW OF THE DICE FOR DUNCAN

Andy McGechan , SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

It's crunch time for Otago's Courtney Duncan as she lines up at the sixth and final round of the Women's Motocross World Championships in France this weekend. Just five points separate the top four competitors – with Altherm JCR Yamaha rider Duncan second in the standings and just two point behind leader Nancy Van de Ven – and so the title will go down to the wire at the French track of Villars-sous-Ecot on Saturday and Sunday.

DUNCAN TAKES SET-BACK IN HER STRIDE

DUNCAN TAKES SET-BACK IN HER STRIDE

Andy McGechan , SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Otago's Courtney Duncan refuses to accept defeat, despite her losing her place on the top of the world motocross standings at the weekend. The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston endured a difficult weekend at the fifth round of six in this season's Women's Motocross World Championships (WMX) at Assen, in The Netherlands, on Saturday and Sunday.

WALSH COMING BACK TO

WALSH COMING BACK TO "SETTLE UNFINISHED BUSINESS"

Andy McGechan , AUGUST 11, 2017

While Canterbury's Dylan Walsh is making waves in Europe this season, he's also fiercely keen to return to New Zealand at the end of the year and "settle some unfinished business". "I will be coming home to race for the Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team again this summer, at the annual Whakatane Summercross (just after Christmas), at the New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville (in late January) and then at the nationals (starting in February)."

COPPINS PHILOSOPHICAL ABOUT WEEKEND IN BRITAIN

COPPINS PHILOSOPHICAL ABOUT WEEKEND IN BRITAIN

Andy McGechan , 1 August 2017

Motueka's Josh Coppins didn't have the best of it during his wildcard appearance at the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championships round at the weekend, but he's putting on a brave face nonetheless. The 40-year-old Yamaha hero is philosophical about how his weekend panned out at Preston Docks, Preston, the seventh round of eight in the British series, a one-off appearance there for the former Grand Prix motocross star.

Coppins is coming!

Coppins is coming!

Kiwi legend Josh Coppins will race as a wildcard at round seven of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Preston Docks on July 30. The two-time British champion, who was leading the 2007 world MX1 championship by 107 points until he was injured, will travel across from his base in Belgium where he’s spending the summer months looking after WMX title-contender Courtney Duncan.

DUNCAN BACK ON TOP OF THE WORLD STANDINGS

DUNCAN BACK ON TOP OF THE WORLD STANDINGS

Andy McGechan , 24 July 2017

The "Kiwi Girl" is back on top of the world. Otago's Courtney Duncan is back where she belongs ... on top of the women's motocross world (WMX) championship standings after another sensational display of riding skill, courage and common sense, this time at Loket, in the Czech Republic.

COPPINS NOT THERE JUST TO MAKE UP THE NUMBERS

COPPINS NOT THERE JUST TO MAKE UP THE NUMBERS

Andy McGechan , 25 July 2017

He's officially been retired from fulltime motocross racing for a few seasons now, but don't try telling Josh Coppins that he should slow down any time soon. As manager of the Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team in New Zealand and major backer of Otago's Courtney Duncan in her bid to win the Women's Motocross World Championships (WMX) this season, former GP star Coppins is spending a great deal of time in Europe this year.

DUNCAN PRIMED TO GO ON THE ATTACK

DUNCAN PRIMED TO GO ON THE ATTACK

Andy McGechan , 19 July 2017

The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston will likely be centre of attention when the racers line up at the fourth round of six in this season's Women's Motocross World Championships (WMX) at Loket, in the Czech Republic, on Saturday and Sunday.

DUNCAN READY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF HER SEASON

DUNCAN READY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF HER SEASON

Andy McGechan , 6 July 2017

The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston is exactly halfway through her campaign to win the 2017 Women's Motocross World Championships (WMX) and she's well on target to wrap up the title that she was unlucky not to clinch on debut last season.

DUNCAN TAKES THE GOOD WITH THE BAD IN FRANCE

DUNCAN TAKES THE GOOD WITH THE BAD IN FRANCE

Andy McGechan , 29 May 2017

New Zealand's Courtney Duncan is still on target to win her first motocross world championship crown and this is despite her suffering a massive set- back in France at the weekend. The 21-year-old Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team rider from Otago crashed out of her first of two Women’s Motocross World Championship races at Ernee, in north-western France, the third round of six in the series, but she bounced back to win the next race the following day.

DUNCAN EXTENDS HER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

DUNCAN EXTENDS HER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

Andy McGechan , 17 April 2017

New Zealand's Courtney Duncan continues to lead the Women’s Motocross World Championships after a difficult time at round two of the series in Italy at the weekend. The 21-year-old Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team rider from Otago finished 2-3 in her two WMX outings, but this was still enough for her to extend her championship lead from one point to six over the new No.2 woman in the title chase, fellow Yamaha star and Italy's defending world champion Kiara Fontanesi.

YAMAHA'S WALSH BUILDS FOUNDATION FOR EURO BID

YAMAHA'S WALSH BUILDS FOUNDATION FOR EURO BID

Andy McGechan , 27 March 2017

Canterbury's Dylan Walsh had not intended to race the New Zealand Motocross Championships this season, but now he's ended up as national No.2. It's a ranking the Christchurch man will happily accept, a surprise since no true racer ever likes to be beaten, but the last-minute decision to race the nationals in New Zealand this season will hopefully now propel him on to greater things when he takes on the elite of Europe, starting with round one of the European 250cc Motocross (EMX250) Championships at Pietramurata, in Trentino, Italy, on April 16.

HAT-TRICK OF WINS A HUGE BOOST FOR WALSH

HAT-TRICK OF WINS A HUGE BOOST FOR WALSH

Andy McGechan , 14 March 2017

A spectacular winning streak at the weekend has enabled Canterbury's Dylan Walsh to close to within strike range of winning this season's national 250cc motocross championships. The Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team rider from Christchurch took his YZ250F to score a hat-trick of wins in the MX2 (250cc) class at the third round of four in this year's New Zealand Motocross Championships in Manawatu on Sunday, boosting him to within just 11 points of catching championship leader and defending champion Hamish Harwood, with just one round remaining in the series. .

YAMAHA MEN TAKE CHARGE IN THE SAND

YAMAHA MEN TAKE CHARGE IN THE SAND

Andy McGechan , 14 March 2017

The Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team took command of proceedings at round three of the New Zealand Motocross Championships in the Manawatu at the weekend. Team riders Dean Ferris and Dylan Walsh dominated both the premier classes at the sandy Himatangi circuit on Sunday and have now set themselves up superbly for a glorious finish at the final round of the series in Taupo in two weeks' time. .

Courtney Duncan takes the first Red Plate in Indonesia

Courtney Duncan takes the first Red Plate in Indonesia

Youthstream , 5 February 2017

PANGKAL PINANG (Indonesia), 5 March 2017 - The FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship started this week with race one on Saturday and race two taking place on Sunday where Altherm JCR Yamaha’s Courtney Duncan took the first Red Plate of the season.

TIME FOR THE BOYS IN BLUE TO STRIKE

TIME FOR THE BOYS IN BLUE TO STRIKE

Andy McGechan , 20 February 2017

The New Zealand Motocross Championships have reached the halfway stage with Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team riders all well placed to savour success when the series wraps up next month. With two out of four rounds now complete – racing from Timaru and Rotorua now in the record books – Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team boss Josh Coppins says he is ready to have his men turn up the heat on their rivals.

THE BOSS SHOWS HOW IT'S DONE

THE BOSS SHOWS HOW IT'S DONE

Andy McGechan , 15 February 2017

The privilege of rank can be a double-edge sword sometimes, that authority allowing the freedom to indulge oneself on occasion, but it also includes the tyranny of having to take responsibility for the welfare of others. Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team manager Josh Coppins has recently experienced both extremes.

SOLID START TO NATIONAL SERIES FOR YAMAHA CREW

SOLID START TO NATIONAL SERIES FOR YAMAHA CREW

Andy McGechan , 6th February 2017

The building blocks are in place and now the high-profile Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team will look ahead to strengthening its position as a title contender in two separate classes at this year’s motocross nationals. It could be considered “the one that got away” for Josh Coppins and his Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team after team riders Dean Ferris and Dylan Walsh finished Sunday’s opening round of the New Zealand Motocross Championships in second place in their respective MX1 and MX2 (250cc) classes.

WALSH SENDS CLEAR MESSAGE TO MOTOCROSS RIVALS

WALSH SENDS CLEAR MESSAGE TO MOTOCROSS RIVALS

Andy McGechan , 1st February 2017

Two years of racing in the United States seems to have given Canterbury motocross ace Dylan Walsh a sharper edge to his riding. The 19-year-old from Christchurch arrived back home just in time to race at the 56th annual edition of the big New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville on Sunday and what a homecoming it was.

FERRIS CLAIMS SECOND CONSECUTIVE WOODVILLE WIN

FERRIS CLAIMS SECOND CONSECUTIVE WOODVILLE WIN

Andy McGechan , January 30 2017

The big annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville is a big occasion on the Kiwi motorcycling calendar and this year’s 56th edition of the event was no different.

Summercross coming to Whakatane

Summercross coming to Whakatane

Rotorua Daily Post , December 22, 2016

The high-profile Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team intends to start the season off with a bang at Whakatane next week.

Josh Coppins wins New Zealand Beach Race Championships

Josh Coppins wins New Zealand Beach Race Championships

LOGAN SAVORY , November 25 2016

New Zealand motocross legend Josh Coppins gave the large crowd at Oreti Beach on Friday night another glimpse of his class on a motorbike.

Josh Coppins back at Burt Munro Challenge to defend New Zealand Beach Race title

Josh Coppins back at Burt Munro Challenge to defend New Zealand Beach Race title

LOGAN SAVORY , November 22 2016

Legendary Kiwi motocross rider Josh Coppins only has a couple of trophy's on display at his home despite a bulging CV.

Motocross season kicks off in Taupo with MX Fest

Motocross season kicks off in Taupo with MX Fest

Andy McGechan , October 19, 2016

Taupo will again draw the cream of the country's motocross riders this Labour Weekend.

Josh Coppins wins all four heats to secure MX1 title at Nelson motocross champs

Josh Coppins wins all four heats to secure MX1 title at Nelson motocross champs

PHILLIP ROLLO , July 25 2016

Coaching may be his focus these days but former motocross Grand Prix star Josh Coppins still finds plenty of excuses to race again.

Motocross star Josh Coppins signs off with two podium finishes in Whakatane

Motocross star Josh Coppins signs off with two podium finishes in Whakatane

ANDY MCGECHAN , December 30 2015

An infrequent racer these days, former motocross Grand Prix star Josh Coppins was thrilled to discover he was still capable of winning a podium spot.

New Zealand motocross star Courtney Duncan out to prove her point in world championship finale

New Zealand motocross star Courtney Duncan out to prove her point in world championship finale

STUFF , August 24 2016

Rising New zealand motocross talent Courtney Duncan has a point to prove in Europe this weekend The Yamaha rider will wrap up her European campaign when she races the seventh and final round of the women's world championship in the Netherlands.

New Zealand's top motocross talent Courtney Duncan to ride at Southland Championships

New Zealand's top motocross talent Courtney Duncan to ride at Southland Championships

LOGAN SAVORY , March 11 2016

One of New Zealand's most exciting motocross talents will line up at the Southland Championships this weekend. Otago rider Courtney Duncan produced a stunning performance in Qatar last month when the 20-year-old won the opening round of the women's motocross world championships.

Courtney Duncan cleans up 2016 Southland Motocross Championships at Sandy Point

Courtney Duncan cleans up 2016 Southland Motocross Championships at Sandy Point

LOGAN SAVORY , March 13 2016

As expected it was Courtney Duncan who provided the highlight of the 2016 Southland Motocross Championships at Invercargill's Sandy Point track at the weekend.

Kiwi girl dominates world championships opener

Kiwi girl dominates world championships opener

ANDY MCGECHAN , February 29 2016

It seems everyone was braced for "Cyclone Courtney" at the weekend, except her victims.

Freak crash stalls Kiwi's race for world title

Freak crash stalls Kiwi's race for world title

Eric Thompson , June 26, 2016

It appears getting to the top of the world motocross totem pole involves a lot of hard yakka and a fair amount of pain for New Zealanders.

Big names on their way

Big names on their way

Andy McGechan , October 22, 2015

All roads lead to Taupo this weekend as the 2015-16 New Zealand motocross season kicks into life, with a 'tree-huggers versus show-ponies' element just to make things more interesting.