Club Series Titles Decided at Round Three
Report by: Philip Kavermann
The Auckland Motorcycle Club Summer Series for 2019-20 came to a conclusion at Hampton Downs on 17 November, continuing the trend of clear skies and entertaining racing – with the double-points finale throwing up the expected turmoil in the points, for some classes.
Senior was well subscribed, and the surprise entry of the 2015 NZSBK Superbike Champion Jaden Hassan aboard the BMW S1000RR, added spice to the field. Hassan quickly demonstrated he has lost none of his speed, indulging in entertaining dices with Jayden Carrick and Daniel Mettam.
Mettam took out the Superbike, while in Supersport 600 David Hall came from nowhere to scoop the class, using the double-points to advantage. The 600’s had struggled for entries this season.
Series stalwart Jonathan Skyrme took out Superstock 1000.
Superlite was the domain of another Series stalwart. Wellingtonian Nick Olson, aboard the GVR Gladius 650 was a model of consistency, sharing wins with Matt Dunlop and Steve Bridge – but never off the podium across the nine races.
Ben Rosendaal exerted his dominance in Pro Twin 650, with eight wins; while Nathanael Diprose matched that in Supersport 300 aboard the GVR KTM 390, only conceding a win to Jason Hearn in the final race of the season.
Chris Malcolm went one better in 125ccGP – nine from nine aboard the Moto3 Honda, and just too quick for the 2-strokes.
250 ProLite couldn’t have been closer. Loren May had the early season advantage, but Darrick Kattenberg was hunting him down from Race Four onwards. He would come up just five points short to May, who was on the podium in every race, with the exception of Race Three at the first Round.
It was good to see the Gixxers complement the Junior fields, and Billee Fuller took out the Series for F4/F5/Gixxer aboard the little 150 Suzuki.
Mark Halls and Darren Prentis repeated their Sidecar title of last season. They didn’t have the sheer pace of Peter Goodwin and Kendal Dunlop at the last Round, but their 600cc Kawasaki rig is well sorted, very reliable, and they have done many laps around Hampton Downs, making them tough to beat.
The Carl Cox Motorsport Cup have two Rounds to complete their Series early in the New Year.
Jesse Stroud holds advantage on the Ninja’s, with Loren May leading the Hyosung points – and there is plenty to come in the remaining races of this extremely important – and under-rated – Cup Series, that has been the backbone of Junior rider development in the North Island over the past decade.
Post Classic classes and the Clubman’s rounded out the programme for the Series.
The “Posties” had fielded healthy grids all season, as had the Clubman’s – where Vaughan Hanna had secured the Senior title aboard the booming 1198 Ducati; whilst marshal-turned-competitor Hayden Kinmont took his KTM 390 to the Junior title.
FINAL 2019-2020 AMCC Club Series Points:
(After ROUND THREE of Three)
Points – Senior: SUPERBIKE (Pirelli)
195 Daniel Mettam
156 Jayden Carrick
112 Jaden Hassan
Points – Senior: SUPERSPORT 600 (Pirelli)
140 David Hall
130 Rogan Chandler
130 Tarbon Walker
Points – Senior: SUPERSTOCK 1000 (Pirelli)
300 Jonathan Skyrme
80 Daniel Hendy
Points – Intermediate: SUPERLITE (Castrol)
234 Nick Olson
190 Matt Dunlop
187 Jesse Stroud
Points – Intermediate: PRO TWIN 650 (Castrol)
250 Ben Rosendaal
180 Vaughan Maine
176 Phillip Munt
Points – Intermediate: 125ccGP (Castrol)
300 Chris Malcolm
112 Mark Robinson
104 Logan Rowell
Points – Junior: SUPERSPORT 300 (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
282 Nathanael Diprose
170 Shaun Parker
122 Jason Hearn
Points – Junior: 250 PRO LITE (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
230 Loren May
225 Darrick Kattenberg
192 Chris Smith
Points – Junior: F4, F5, GIXXER 150 (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
230 Billee Fuller
150 Luca Durning
60 Corey Field
Points – PRE 82 SENIOR (Motomail NZ)
225 Russell Barker
180 Brian Deadman
75 Matt Ineson
Points – PRE 82 JUNIOR (Motomail NZ)
255 Guy Webster
225 Phil Oades
88 Hadleigh Thomson
Points – PRE 89 F1 (Motomail NZ)
254 Ken Ferguson
178 Rick Van Velzen
140 Geoff Irving
Points – PRE 89 F2 (Motomail NZ)
195 Rory Garvey
150 Craig Green
Points – PRE 89 F3 (Motomail NZ)
150 Robert Grover
50 Richard Ford
Points – PRE 95 F2 (Motomail NZ)
220 Graham Moorhead
162 Paul Pavletich
149 Ant Young
Points – PRE 95 F3 (Motomail NZ)
205 Chris Malcolm
160 Nick Olson
150 Mark Robinson
Points – SIDECARS (Road Guide / Arai / MichelIn)
270 Mark Halls / Darren Prentis
176 Bryce Rickard / Callum Innes
150 Peter Goodwin / Kendal Dunlop
Points – CLUBMAN SENIOR (Counties Honda)
215 Vaughan Hanna
189 Leixiang Zhu
180 Ross Tucker
Points – CLUBMAN JUNIOR (Counties Honda)
265 Hayden Kinmont
80 Darrin O’Connor
50 Anthony Young
Points – NINJA CUP (Carl Cox Motorsport)
After Round Three of Five
675 Jesse Stroud
606 Zak Fuller
503 Ben Cook
Points – HYOSUNG CUP (Carl Cox Motorsport)
After Round Three of Five
671 Loren May
602 Justin Reid
530 Sean White
The 2019-2020 Series is organised and promoted by the Auckland Motorcycle Club – who acknowledge all our valuable partners:-
Carl Cox Motorsport, Castrol, Counties Honda, Forbes & Davies, Levels Ltd, Motomail, MTF Finance, and Northern Accessories – along with MX Timing and CTAS Live.
Calendar – 2019-2020 AMCC Club Series:
Rd 1 22nd September, 2019
Rd 2 20th October, 2019
Rd 3 17th November, 2019