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New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix, 2008

New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix, 2008

Josh Coppins stays just ahead of Cody Cooper in the first heat of the 500 cc International Motocross Grand Prix 2008, held in Woodville, southern Hawke's Bay. Coppins, of Motueka, raced in the world championships in this sport for 11 successive years. He won the 2008 Grand Prix on a Yamaha, with Cooper third. There were also races for riders as young as eight.

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Motorcycle racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39977/new-zealand-motocross-grand-prix-2008 (accessed 31 July 2021)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016