Held at tracks throughout Oceania this off road form of racing caters for all ages and in all regions
Motocross is a hugely popular sport both in Australia and New Zealand. Some of this is due to Oceania’s temperate climate and plentiful land availability.
Motocross tracks are constructed on a variety of surfaces predominately loamy soil/dirt, clay-base soils and sand.
Track designs tend to take advantage of the areas natural terrain and any elevation changes. Some tracks also introduce artificial man-made obstacles or jumps to further test the skill of the riders.
Advances in motorcycle technology, especially suspension, have led to the predominance of circuits with quite large “jumps” on which bikes can get airborne for spectacular spectator viewing.
Motocross starts begin ‘en masse’, with many riders lined up side-by-side for an intense action-packed first corner where riders will jostle for the best possible position.
Motocross has a large range of classes and is based upon machine displacement from 50cc through to open capacity and the age of rider (both the very young and through to veteran riders).
Many female riders also compete in Motocross.
Oceania had produced a good share of World Champions in this sport.