Motorcycling New Zealand
13 July, 2017
Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. General Manager, Vicky Hicks, and Road Race Commissioner, Greg Percival, wish to announce the appointment of Robert Cochrane and his business, Legends Events & Media Ltd., as a contractor for the NZ Superbikes and Road Race Championships for the next three seasons, 2017, 2018 and 2019 series.
‘We believe Robert can do a good job for the sport,’ says Greg, ‘he is a very experienced professional and has promoted a whole range of motorsport from speedway to 100 year motorcycle events, Longtrack, NZ Moto Trials, two Triumph Classic Festivals, MV Agusta Classic, the first three Barry Sheene meets and, in the past two years, the Truck Racing Festival at Taupo — the latter bringing in record crowds. He is under no illusion that he has a big project in front of him but I am confident he will make a strong impact for our sport.’
‘Robert’s role will be in communications, marketing and sponsorship. He has the runs on the board and we took note that during his career with Wellington Speedway, plus the classic and historic meetings run by our member clubs, and his Truck Racing Festival, that each year Robert has increased the sponsorship funds pool for those events. Greg and I will work directly with our MNZ member clubs while Robert’s focus will be on the business and promotion side of the series,‘ says Vicky.
‘Legends Events & Media Ltd. will negotiate national promotion deals and has some key targets to raise the profile of the events and our sport. This year there will be two rounds of the championship in the South Island and two in the North Island. A lot of consideration was given to the rider survey conducted at the end of last season and I thank all those who participated. Further announcements about the series will be made in the coming months,’ says Greg Percival.
South Island dates are Jan 7-8th, Jan 14-15th with North Island on Feb 25-26th and March 4-5th.