The first weekend of March brought the New Zealand Superbike Championship to Hampton Downs for the final round of the championship. With all the championships up for grabs it was always going to be a dramatic weekend of bike racing.
In the superbike class there was plenty of drama in the third race where former champion Andrew Stroud was forced to start from the pitlane which all but ruined his chances of snatching the championship. It was Sloan Frost that took the championship with two races to spare and an impressive 3-1-1-1 result in the four races showed his dominance.
Daniel Mettam came from behind to win the Supersport 600 class, just pipping Cameron Hudson by 5.5 points as he won three races to secure the crown. An impressive burnout in the pitlane followed as the young rider was clearly over the moon with the win.
It was also a record breaking weekend at Hampton Downs as 5 lap records fell! Tony Rees broke the Superbike record with a 63 second lap. To find out more about the records broken and all the results from the weekend follow this link.
Art Dept March 8, 2016
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