News 13 Apr 2017

Honda’s Rees declared New Zealand Superbike champion

Protest sees former champion regain the crown from Frost.

Source: Supplied.

Kiwi veteran Tony Rees has officially been crowned the 2017 New Zealand Superbike Championship winner, Motorcycling New Zealand has confirmed this week.

Initially it was defending title-holder Sloan Frost (Suzuki) who was declared this year’s champion after confusion reigned at Hampton Down’s finals last month.

Rees had protested a points revision made following Taupo’s third round and was ultimately successful, awarding him the championship for the first time since 2005. It’s resulted in a historic Rees double, as talented son Damon Rees (Honda) took out the Supersport crown this season.