A sign of things to come from the new KMD Racing Team

10 January 2023

A sign of things to come from the new KMD Racing Team
Round 3 of the 6-round NZSBK Championship concluded over the weekend at Ruapuna with rookie Dale Finch taking his first ever premier class win in race 1 aboard his Ninja ZX-10R.
The changeable conditions on day 1 forced riders to run their wet setup. After a flying start, Dale pushed his lead out to almost 10 seconds before bringing home his first win. In race 2, Dale would run into trouble in under braking while leading again causing a red flag and a resultant DNF. Unfortunately race 3 was similar and another mistake ended his hopes at his first overall round victory.
Dave Sharp was also setting a hot pace and after a false start, he charged from the back of the pack to finish race 1 in 3rd place. Dave went on to round out the podium for the round in a solid 3rd and also sits 3rd in the championship.
Avalon Biddle was a little off the pace in race 1 on a slippery track but things improved considerably on day 2 in races 2 and 3. Avalon fought hard in race 2 from the mid-pack, setting impressive laptimes on the way forward to an eventual 5th place in the hotly contested Supersport 600 class. Race 3 was looking even better until an incident caused the race to be red-flagged.


Season Schedule


Round 1 held at Taupo (Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park) on 3-4 December

Round 2 held at Feilding (Manfield) on 10-11 December


Round 3 held at Ruapuna (Mike Pero Motorsport Park) on 7-8 January

Round 4 held at Teretonga Park Raceway on 14-15 January

Round 5 held at Hampton Downs (including Motofest) on 4-5 March

Round 6 Final held at Taupo (Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park) on 11-12 March


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