Yamaha Motor New Zealand today announced that the YZ65 Cup, which has successfully run in Australia this season, will be heading to New Zealand in 2019.
The first Kiwi round of the Yamaha YZ65 cup will be coming to Harrisville, Pukekohe for the third round of the NZ MX nationals on the 24th February 2019.
The YZ65 Cup will provide a money-can’t-buy racing experience in front of a national crowd, Yamaha New Zealand says. Plus, in a sorta-money-CAN-buy sort of way - Yamaha will be covering the $50 dollar entry fee for riders participating in the YZ65 Cup.
The catch is that all riders must be aged between 7 and 11 years (sorry, no downsizing for a slice of glory against the nippers) and will require a junior or mini competition license to compete.
Along with riders representing Yamaha dealers from across the nation, Yamaha Motor New Zealand will also offer the opportunity for two wildcard entries through their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram, with numbers on the day to be capped at 40 entrants.
Yamaha’s aim is to offer a full bLU cRU race experience. Riders will be able to pit under the bLU cRU race tent, with assistance from Yamaha factory technicians. Each rider will also receive bLU cRU merchandise.
Yamaha NZ plan to announce more unique activities closer to the event, but have confirmed that the YZ65 Cup will be filmed along with having photographers on site to capture high resolution images of the event.
National Manager of Yamaha Motor New Zealand, Alan Petrie says “Given the success of the Yamaha YZ65 Cup in Australia, we are really excited to be bringing this event to New Zealand to provide our young, local bLU cRU riders an opportunity of a lifetime.”
Details of further events will be announced in due course. Interested riders are asked to contact their local NZ Yamaha dealer before 15th January 2019.