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Man TT this year to watch Michael Dunlop take Supersport victory on his Carl Cox supported machinery. The recent Philip Island MotoGP event also saw him meet up with racing legend Valentino Rossi to open Carl’s new venture near the circuit; the Inline 4 Cafe. The event has a quality field including Austrian roads star Horst Saiger, New Zealand home heroes Sloane Frost, Scotty Moir and Kiwi MotoAmerica star Shane Richardson. Carl Cox Motorsport is also supporting other riders including Jay Lawrence who it took to the Isle of Man for his debut at the Classic TT, Livio Zampieri (Italy) plus Tony and Mitch Rees. Peter Hickman said, “What a great opportunity this is; getting away from the UK winter, seeing New Zealand for the first time and racing motorbikes at some great new circuits! I’ve met Carl at the Philip Island Classic and Isle of Man TT and always been impressed with how he’s helped so many riders. He clearly does it for the love of it and guys like him are few and far between. So I’m mega thankful he’s taken an interest in bringing me over and supplying a bike to race on. We have Macau this week and then I’m swatting up on the three circuits, whilst the team has already been in contact about bike set-up and even what branding I’d like on the bike. Obviously we’re coming for the racing but we’re also really looking forward to seeing the country, we’ve heard so many great things about it, bring it on!” Carl Cox commented, “After seeing Hicky demolish the TT course this year we thought it would be really cool to try and bring him over to the New Zealand series, so I’m well chuffed he’s agreed! I love New Zealand and there is so much passion for motorsport, the locals are going to love watching Hicky race as much as we will. We’ll also make sure he gets a great Kiwi welcome and see this amazing country whilst he’s here!” 2018 Suzuki Series Race Dates Round 1: Bruce McLaren Motor Park, Taupo December 8-9 Round 2: Manfeild Auto course, Feilding December 15-16 Round 3: Cemetery Circuit, Wanganui December 26 Head to for tickets, and head to for more info.