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MotoSR GNCC series wraps up with double victories for PWR Yamaha team

MotoSR GNCC series wraps up with double victories for PWR Yamaha team

Yamaha NZ Racing Press Release 19/12/2022 

The four-round MotoSR GNCC series wrapped up recently and the PWR Yamaha Team and the PWR Academy Team have some strong results to share.

Charlotte Russ was the team’s highlight and sealing another GNCC Women’s Championship win cemented her as the dominant woman in New Zealand’s cross country racing scene!

CAPTION: Charlotte Russ was the PWR Yamaha Team's highlight - sealing another GNCC Women’s Championship win.

The other winner was Colton Whibley, who was not only victorious in the Mini class on his Yamaha YZ65 at the final round, but also won the overall GNCC Series Mini title.

CAPTION : PWR Yamaha Team Manager Paul Whibley's son Colton won the GNCC Series Mini title on his Yamaha YZ65.

The PWR Academy Team’s Harvey William scored a win at the final round but missing one of the events meant his points tally added up to the runner-up spot in the Junior 85 class.

Defending GNCC champ and PWR Yamaha Team rider Tommy Watts missed almost the entire season after heading to the United States to test the waters in the American GNCC Series. However, he did demonstrate why he was NZ#1, with a convincing overall win at the final round.

Wil Yeoman also missed most of the series after competing at the ISDE in France. Wil was 2nd in XC1 and 4th overall at the series' last event.
Seth Reardon also competed in the ISDE where he injured his hand. He rode at the GNCC's last round, achieving 9th in the XC1 class.

Ethan Harris was on hand to support his teammates but is still on the injured list.

Team Manager Paul Whibley says the final round was where it all came together for the Yamaha riders and the future certainly looks bright.

“The international experience gained by many of the PWR Yamaha Team riders will show at future events. Boosting their riding intensity and skills will set them up for great results in the coming seasons. Those riders on the teams that haven't yet experienced international competition will also gain valuable knowledge by rubbing shoulders with those that have."

"A big thanks to YMNZ and the teams' sponsors for supporting the riders and aiding them in chasing their dreams and aspirations to be the best - be it here in NZ, or on the international stage,” Whibley says.


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