Auckland Motorcycle Club
Media Release
15th February, 2017.

A smattering of drizzle did its best to disrupt proceedings last Sunday, at Round Three of the Auckland Motorcycle Club Summer Series at Hampton Downs. Coming just before the first Formula One race, a short break to allow tyre changing was called when the circuit was declared ‘wet’. But that was the only interruption to a solid day of action on the 2.7km National circuit.

The RCM Team of (34) Daniel Mettam and (36) Ray Clee dominated the Senior category at Round Three of the AMCC Club Series. Both are Suzuki GSX-R1000 mounted, and run in Formula One. Credit: Philip Kavermann  

The RCM Team of (34) Daniel Mettam and (36) Ray Clee dominated the Senior category at Round Three of the AMCC Club Series. Both are Suzuki GSX-R1000 mounted, and run in Formula One. Credit: Philip Kavermann
 

As expected, a number of National competitors entered; notably in Senior where the RCM entries of Daniel Mettam and Ray Clee swept Formula One, after a trio of entertaining battles.
Jake Lewis also made a welcome appearance on a BMW S1000RR, to take a trio of third placings.

Mixing it with 1-litre machinery was Formula Two contender Shane Richardson, who is firmly in contention for the National Supersport title coming into the final rounds of the NZSBK.
Richardson was too strong for AMCC regulars Aaron Hassan and Nathanael Diprose, although Diprose and Aderino Sugiarto maintain their positions in the overall points chase for the 600’s.

Formula Three remains the domain of Nathan Jane, however Nick Olson has moved to second in the overall points.

Michael Cross continues his charge to the Pro Twin 650 Club title, while over in Post Classic Paul Pavletich is doing the same in Pre 89 F1. Sunday however, saw some spirited dicing with Phil Duxbury and Travis Moan; while Alastair Wilton pleased many with an outing on his immaculate Yamaha TZ-750.

Rob Gibson leads ProLite 250, but suffered a rare defeat to Jon-Michael Tauri in Race Two, while Nick Burke and Justin Reid were worthy of attention also. Blair Lambarth has control of Lightweight Production on his KTM RC390, with three more wins on Sunday to take his season tally to 9 from 10.

Matt Reichenbach and Chris Malcolm shared the spoils in 125GP, while the Hyosung Cup remains at the mercy of Nathanael Diprose who delivered another two comprehensive performances to dominate the large field.

The final Round of the AMCC Club Series will be held on Sunday 9th April, on the Club Circuit at Hampton Downs.


Pre ’82 Senior
170   Russell Barker
130   Alistair Wilton
20    Brian Deadman

Pre ’89 Formula One
241   Paul Pavletich
65    Phil Duxbury
42    John Cunninghame

Pre ’89 Formula Two
200   Nick Brown
60    Colin Zonneveld

Pre ’89 Formula Three
175   Steve Collingwood

125cc GP
222   Matt Reichenbach
117   Brodie Jones
105   Chris Malcolm

Senior: Formula One
135   Ray Clee
75    Daniel Mettam
56    Toby Summers

Senior: Formula Two
213   Nathanael Diprose
149   Aderino Sugiarto
130   Aaron Hassan

Senior: Superstock 1000
150   Geoffrey Prisk
70    Adrian Clare
36    Clive Mancini

Intermediate: Formula Three
245   Nathan Jane
152   Nick Olson
138   Gavin Veltmeyer

Intermediate: Pro Twin 650
208   Michael Cross
100   Josh Augustine
72    Phillip Munt

Junior: Lightweight Production
225   Blair Lambarth
105   Alistair Wilton
52    Sean White

Junior: 250 Pro Lite
201   Rob Gibson
143   Nick Burke
132   Justin Reid

Carl Cox Motorsport Hyosung Cup
533   Nathanael Diprose
314   Gavin Veltmeyer
301   Nick Burke
 



Calendar — 2016–2017 AMCC Club Series:
Rd 1    2nd October              National Circuit
Rd 2    6th November           Club Circuit
Rd 3    12th February        National Circuit
Rd 4    9th April                   Club Circuit