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BATTLE OF THE TEAMS MXoN FUNDRAISER
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were dotted among a couple NATZKE of the other teams too or even just as spectators at Taupo – individuals such as Brad Groombridge , Cameron Negus , Josh Coppins , Wyatt Chase , Maximus Purvis and Shayne King – helping to add real international flavour to the event . In the junior / senior breakdown , Team Green Kawasaki topped the junior rankings at the Battle Of The Teams , while the Alpinestars team headed the senior rankings , but , most significantly , it was the men in green who won the contest overall . Kawasaki New Zealand ’ s managing director Shane Verhoeven , the team manager on Friday , was thrilled with the outcome his riders achieved . “ It was a challenge with COVID that ’ s for sure . We had a couple of riders stuck at the border
and we had to recruit at the last minute to fill the gaps . But it worked out well and I ’ m over the moon with the team . “ Actually it was the juniors that pulled us through and we were second overall in the senior grade too . When you see riders like Cody Cooper and Daryl Hurley riding in the veterans ’ grade it just shows how fast the older guys were today .”
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