A beautiful Waikato spring day greeted competitors to Round Two of the Auckland Motorcycle Club Series at Hampton Downs on Sunday 18th October.

With the entire country back under Level-1 Covid 19 protocols, spectators were back to witness four rounds of spirited action; as the new class structure for this season again successfully offered healthy grids, and allowed four rounds of racing.

And those unable to attend had – as always – the opportunity to take in the coverage from long-time AMCC partner CTAS, with their proven and popular live-streaming and live-timing service.

(41) Jaden Hassan on the M1 Motorsport BMW S1000RR, leading Formula Auckland

In Senior, Jaden Hassan and Tarbon Walker command Formula Auckland and Supersport 600 respectively. Kawasaki mounted David Sharp is right there in the one-litre category, and there is plenty of additional interest across the category.

This includes Zak Fuller – taking the win in Race Four for the 600’s; and a healthy complement of Clubman entrants mixing it amongst the NZSBK and Club regulars. 

Lars Bojsen-Moller heads the Clubman group, aboard his Honda CBR1000RR.

Adam Unsworth & Bryce Rose joined the sidecar field for Round Two, and grabbed three quick wins; with Mark Halls and Geoff Davies taking out race four, and controlling the points lead on their very well-sorted 600 Kawasaki rig.

(21) Tarbon Walker has the measure of the Supersport 600 field

The 10th Season of Carl Cox Motorsport Cup competition again complements the AMCC schedule, and Jesse Stroud has carried on where he left off last season on the 400 Kawasaki – however Caleb Gilmour was a cat among the pigeons at Round Two; first to the line twice, and posing a stern challenge to the current Ninja champ.

On the Hyosung’s current champ Loren May has his work cut out also. Back in 4th in the points, it is Cameron Leslie and Ben Cook setting the pace – just 32 points between them with three rounds to go for this Series.

Intermediate has a diverse grid, with Jesse Stroud leading Supersport 300, but under pressure from Luca Durning and the very fast Caleb Gilmore. Superlite similarly, sees a tense battle between Aaron Dempsey and Fabiano Paiva Santos – just 12 points between the pair.

While in a healthy field of ProTwin 650, Jarad Horn and Jacob Stroud are engaged in an arm-wrestle at the top of the table – with a single non-points result for Stroud being the difference between them.  Vaughan Maine holding a handy third overall.

Cameron Leslie and Ben Cook are extending their Carl Cox Motorsport Cup rivalry across to Junior – where in Prolite 250 they are keeping experienced heads Loren May and Scott Findlay at arms-length. The additional track time afforded by cross-entry delivering demonstrable benefit across a range of competitors.

(33) Fabiano Paiva Santos is doing double-duty – running both Superlite, and the Carl Cox Motorsport Ninja Cup – aboard the 400 Kawasaki

Round Three will conclude the AMCC Club Series at Hampton Downs on Sunday 29th November, while the Carl Cox Motorsport Cup competition will continue with two additional events in the New Year.

2020-2021 AMCC Club Series Points:     (After ROUND TWO of Three)

Points – Senior: FORMULA AUCKLAND                               (Pirelli)
160           Jaden Hassan
141           David Sharp
116           Travis Moan

Points – Senior: SUPERSPORT 600                                        (Pirelli)
175           Tarbon Walker
137           Jacob Stroud
121           Luca Durning

Points – Intermediate: SUPERLITE                                        (Castrol)
145           Aaron Dempsey
133           Fabiano Paiva Santos
106           Sean White

Points – Intermediate: PRO TWIN 650                                (Castrol)
175           Jarad Horn
144           Jacob Stroud
117           Vaughan Maine

Points – Intermediate: 125ccGP                                            (Castrol)
170           Chris Malcolm
45             Blayes Heaven

Points – Junior: SUPERSPORT 300                                         (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
161           Jesse Stroud
139           Luca Durning
95             Caleb Gilmore

Points – Junior: 250 PRO LITE                                                 (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
175           Cameron Leslie
161           Ben Cook
101           Scott Findlay

Points – Junior: F4, F5, GIXXER 150                                      (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
100           Debbie Tapper
50             Paul Ellis

Points – PRE 82 SENIOR                                                             (Motomail NZ)
95             Russell Barker
85             Phil Clarke

Points – PRE 82 JUNIOR                                                             (Motomail NZ)
190           Guy Webster
130           Phil Oades
36             Graeme Ogle

Points – PRE 89 Senior                                                               (Motomail NZ)
100           Rick Van Velzen
75             Mark Hatton

Points – PRE 89 Intermediate                                                 (Motomail NZ)
125           Bryan Ashdown

Points – PRE 89 Junior                                                               (Motomail NZ)
190           Rory Garvey
90             Kerry Chapman
80             Craig Peebles

Points – PRE 95 Intermediate                                                 (Motomail NZ)
100           Graham Moorhead
80             Martin Platt

Points – PRE 95 Junior                                                               (Motomail NZ)
75             Matt Barrie

Points – SIDECARS                                                                       (Road Guide / Arai / Michelin)
160           Mark Halls / Geoff Davies
113           David McArthur / Doug Cornes

102           Nick Ploeg / Wendy Ploeg

Points – CLUBMAN SENIOR                                                     (Counties Honda)
185           Lars Bojsen-Moller
145           Michael Stokes
133           Gershwern Scott

Points – CLUBMAN JUNIOR                                                     (Counties Honda)
200           Christopher Nobbs

Points – NINJA CUP:                                (Carl Cox Motorsport)                            After Round Two of Five
516           Jesse Stroud
442           Chris Smith
369           Fabiano Paiva Santos

Points – HYOSUNG CUP:                       (Carl Cox Motorsport)                            After Round Two of Five
512           Cameron Leslie
480           Ben Cook
389           Tarbon Walker

The 2020-2021 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, and MTF Finance – along with MX Timing and CTAS Live.    

Calendar – 2020-2021 AMCC Club Series:
All Rounds on the Hampton Downs National Circuit

Rd 1     20th September, 2020   

Rd 2     18th October, 2020       

Rd 3     29th November, 2020   

AMCC and HMCC Interclub Challenge:

Rd 1     AMCC Rd 2       18 October, 2020          Hampton Downs
Rd 2     HMCC Rd 2       8 November, 2020        Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo