On the 3rd-4th March 2018 Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in the mighty Waikato came alive to the sound of all things Motorcycles.
Spanning a full weekend, the inaugural Mike Pero Motofest 2018 had everything a motorcycle enthusiast could ever need or want, including the legends and greats Randy Mamola, Steve Parrish, Aaron Slight, Levi Sherwood, Jake Whittaker, Warren Laugeson, Jules Huguenin, Graeme Crosby, Hugh Anderson, Kevin Magee, Andrew Stroud, Gary Goodfellow, Paul Bryne, Phil Payne, Jeremy Burgess and Shayne King.
There were many events happening simultaneously over the weekend including:
NZSBK Championship Round 3:
Everything from Superbikes to Sidecars. Featured Motul sponsored Avalon Biddle and Team BSP – Bike Sport Promotions.
Shoei Classic Racing
Post and Classic GP
Kawasaki Public Trail Ride
A family friendly trail ride.
Freestyle Moto Cross
3 shows a day that featured insane aerial acrobatics.
Motul Trials Challenge
The Motul Trials Challenge put even the most seasoned riders to the test. Consisting of near impossible obstacles, these riders had to show the ultimate control and composure while carefully working the clutch, throttle and break. Points were lost if you fall off your bike, place one or two feet on the ground or fail to clear an obstacle.
We had many featured riders on the weekend including New Zealand’s 8x Champion Jake Whittaker, New Zealand former champion Warren Laugeson, 13-year-old, 4x NZ Junior Champion Dylan Ball and New Zealand #2 and France top 20 Jules Huguenin
It was Jules Huguenin that claimed the Motul Trials Challenge crown after 2 days of hard competition.
Motul launched its first competition of the year at Motofest and was very well received. The lucky winner receives a Motul sponsor pack of his or hers choice valued over $1000. The packs are MX, motorcycle, farm, marine & car. MX & motorcycle being the favourite choice over the weekend.