Double-points finale closes out successful Auckland Motorcycle Club Series:

| Photographer Credit: Philip Kavermann

As was expected, several classes had a shakeup with the double-points format for the finale of the 2015-2016 Auckland Motorcycle Club Series on April 9th.

Not least was Formula One, where Toby Summers elected not to contest the final. Andrew Stroud and Ray Clee dominated the final round of racing, to the extent that Clee snatched the overall Formula One Series title from James Hoogenboezem’s grasp, while Stroud leapt to third in the points after only competing in three of the five Rounds. Such was the effect of the double-points.

Clee, Hoogenboezem, Stroud, Toby Summers, Daniel Bird and Travis Moan had all won Formula One races over the Series, underlying just how open the class was over the summer.

Formula Two was more straightforward. After scooping both the Suzuki Series and National titles in the 600 class earlier in the season, Daniel Mettam capped a stunning summer with the AMCC Formula Two Club title also. Aaron Hassan was his main competition.

Formula Three was where a big chunk of the action was all season. Gavin Veltmeyer sealed the Club title after securing the same title in the Suzuki Series, and finishing second in the National Superlite chase. It was a very good season for the AMCC stalwart.

Jacob Stroud and Daniel Mettam were his main competition, and the three would largely monopolise the Formula Three podium in every race of the Series.

Previous National Pro-Twin 650 Champion Ben Rosendaal secured the AMCC Club Title for this Suzuki dominated class, with Nathan Jane making a storming charge at the final to elevate himself to second in the points following three race victories – and chased all the way by Josh Augustine.

Lightweight was a season of two halves. Riding a 300 Kawasaki, Will Ford had the upper hand early on; however Gavin Veltmeyer chipped away with development of the 390 KTM, and took the final six wins of the season to charge into second in the points overall – just 15 behind Ford at seasons end.

Nathanael Diprose made no contest of the Junior categories, dominating both 250 Pro-Lite and the Hyosung Cup, in a manner rarely seen.The score was 15-from-15 in Pro-Lite, whilst in the hugely successful Hyosung Cup, Diprose was beaten only once in ten starts. That defeat came at the hands of Jacob Stroud who gave the XR4 Hyosung a maiden race win over the GTR-250 twin.Diprose’s ability to win the start and set an early race pace that others struggled to match, defined what was an outstanding performance.

Clubmans, 125GP and the Post Classic classes rounded out the Series categories, and the highlight here was the performance of paraplegic rider Paul Garrett on his 675 Triumph. Riding in Clubmans Senior, with a dedicated support crew to assist, AMCC member Garrett proved inspirational as he secured the Clubman Senior title – taking six race wins along the way, and despite missing Round Three altogether.

The 2015-2016 AMCC Series was organised and promoted by the Auckland Motorcycle Club, who acknowledge the valuable support of Red Baron Motorcycles, Motomail, Jimz Motorcycle Ride Experience, Hyosung New Zealand, Protecta Insurance, and WIL Sport.

AMCC would also like to acknowledge their hard-working Executive, Committee’s, and Volunteers who made the organisation and execution of the Series possible.

Till next summer ……

Daniel Mettam 365
Ray Clee 293
James Hoogenboezem 281

Points – Senior: FORMULA ONE
Ray Clee 293
James Hoogenboezem 281
Andrew Stroud 221.5

Points – Senior: FORMULA TWO
Daniel Mettam 365
Aaron Hassan 209.5
Zurrin Wiki 173

Gavin Veltmeyer 353
Ben Rosendaal 342
Jacob Stroud 326

Points – Intermediate: FORMULA THREE
Gavin Veltmeyer 353
Jacob Stroud 326
Daniel Mettam 305

Points – Intermediate: PRO TWIN 650
Ben Rosendaal 342
Nathan Jane 304
Josh Augustine 293

Nathanael Diprose 450
William Ford 376
Gavin Veltmeyer 361

William Ford 376
Gavin Veltmeyer 361
Dylan Byrne 231

Points – Junior: 250 PRODUCTION
Nathanael Diprose 450
Jacob Stroud 309
Campbell Grayling 175

Nathanael Diprose 906
Jacob Stroud 722
Joshua Head 697

Alistair Wilton 325
Phil Bagshaw 305
Guy Webster 253

Russell Barker 415
Matt Ineson 130
Graham Moorhead 65

Phil Duxbury 320
Paul Russell 262
Paul Webb 183

Nigel Lennox 325
Nick Brown 158
Edwin Terrey 66

Hilton Jane 300
Neil Slater 150
Steve Collingwood 40

POINTS – 125ccGP
Chris Malcolm 435
Chris Cain 75

POINTS – Clubmans Junior
Nick Olson 309
Brad Small 205
Des Berghan 130

POINTS – Clubmans Senior
Paul Garrett 271
Jeff Rogerson 249
Simon Ramsdale 201

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