The newest and youngest Altherm JCR Yamaha motocross team recruit, Ōrewa College student Cole Davies, made a stunning debut at the Waikato Motocross Championships last month, winning the senior MX125 class, aged only 14 years.
Other competitors in that class are generally aged 17 and over.
Team manager Josh Coppins says the young Waitoki resident has an exciting future in the sport.
“It’s a pretty impressive achievement to be that young and win the senior 125 class,” Coppins says. “This result suggests that Cole has a very exciting future ahead with us. We’re looking forward to the next step.”
He says the Waikato event, held on February 19, was one of very few that could take place this season under the Covid-19 Red light restrictions.
“It was a strange day as the younger riders have been training hard and preparing regardless but the older riders have been working their day jobs, or they’ve been in an unknown state, wondering what’s going to happen with the future of racing with Covid-19.”
Cole first got on a motocross bike when he was just four years old and has been winning national competitions ever since he began racing.
Backstory, May 5, 2021