26th January 2016
Mazda New Zealand has put some grunt behind The New Zealand Motocross Championship four-round series, set to kick off near Timaru on February 7.
As an associate sponsor Mazda has provided Motocross New Zealand with long-term loan of two Mazda BT-50 double-cab trucks decked out in motocross championships graphics.
Glenn Harris, National Sales and Marketing Manager Mazda New Zealand believes the Mazda BT-50 is the ideal fit with the New Zealand Motocross Championships.
“The BT-50 is a great vehicle for both work and leisure and the association with Motocross covers off both. We are also thrilled that New Zealand Motocross have turned the delivery of one of the BT-50’s to the South Island into a competition involving Mazda dealers.”
The Mazda BT-50 started its journey today from Auckland International Airport and will be driven the length of the country and timed to arrive in Christchurch prior to the series opener. It is expected to pass through Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo and Palmerston North, before heading to the South Island.
The first five people to be in a Mazda dealership in a destination town when the Mazda BT-50 Ute arrives will win double-pass tickets to the round of the nationals round that is nearest to them.
Follow the Mazda BT-50’s journey via the NZMX Nationals Facebook page (HERE), which will be updated throughout the duration of the road-trip.
Additionally, there will be two prizes of $250 offered to the person who can accurately guess the mileage that a BT-50 Ute achieves on a full tank of fuel. The entrant who guesses closest to the correct number of kilometres wins the prize.
Simply post your guess up on the NZMX Nationals Facebook page, share and like the photo of the Mazda BT-50 Ute and hashtag the following: MazdaNZ, NZMX Nationals, MNZ and ZoomZoom.
“Motocross is an exciting and vibrant sport and many of the riders drive utes just like the Mazda BT-50 to transport themselves and their bikes from event to event. It’s easy to see the connection between Mazda and motocross,” said Motorcycling New Zealand media officer Andy McGechan.
The first round of the nationals will be held on February 7 in the outskirts of Timaru at the Backflips Dirt Farm at Pleasant Point, with rounds to follow in the Manawatu, at the Flipp's track at Himatangi on February 28; at the Rotorua Motorcycle Club's track on March 13 and, finally, at the Digger McEwen Motocross Park in Taupo on March 20.