One of New Zealand’s greatest ever motocross exports, Cody Cooper, has confirmed he will contest the New Zealand rounds of the Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship.
The multiple NZ and Australian champion, who finished fifth overall in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in 2008, will put his exceptional motocross skills into action for the Super X events to ride alongside his good friend Ben Townley and represent his country on home soil.
The 27-year-old from Mount Maunganui will be riding for the Rockstar Motul Suzuki team, who he competes for in the Australian Motocross Championship.
“I can’t wait to race in Super X this year after I missed out last year due to injury. I have been practicing a lot and feel great on my bike,” said Cooper.
“Super X is an awesome series and it’s great the promoters have decided to host two rounds here this year. I have raced a lot of the Aussie guys in the motocross championship over there so it will be good to finally have the home advantage.”
All of the best riders competing in the series in Australia will make their way to New Zealand for both rounds including US competitor and current championship leader, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Josh Hansen, Jagermeister KTM’s Mike Alessi and his brother Jeff Alessi (USA), who will make his Super X debut in Auckland.
The lineup of Australian riders includes CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont, Rockstar Motul Suzuki twins Matt and Jake Moss as well as young gun JDR Motorex KTM’s Tye Simmonds.
New Zealand’s rounds commence this weekend in Auckland at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday night, before the Dunedin round of the series is staged next Saturday, 20 November, at Carisbrook Stadium.
Tickets are on sale now through www.ticketdirect.co.nz.