The 2021 Mike Pero MotoFest, scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed amid the latest change to New Zealand’s Covid-19 Alert Levels.
The two-day event at Hampton Downs event was to host the third round of the New Zealand Superbike Championship and the second annual Motul NZ Classic Grand Prix.
However, with the Waikato venue currently at Alert Level 2, fans would not be allowed to attend, prompting organisers to postpone the event.
Kiwi motorcycle fans were also set to be treated to demonstration laps by ex-World Superbike rider Aaron Slight on a Proton KR3. The KR3 signalled the end of the 500cc grand prix era, paving the way for the introduction of the 990cc MotoGP four-strokes.
Slight is a former Suzuka Eight-Hour Endurance Race winner and twice finished runners-up in the World Superbike Championship and third on four occasions.
Champions of the future were also set to be in action over the weekend, namely British Superbike-bound Damon Rees, Red Bull rookies cup rider Cormac Buchanan, and Supersport 600 ace Avalon Biddle.
The only rider to have won the Isle of Man TT, Suzuka Eight-Hour, Imola 200 and Daytona 200, one of New Zealand’s greatest endurance riders, Graeme Crosby, was also set to take centre stage with a guest appearance.
A new date is yet to be announced, though it will likely now become the season finale for the 2021 NZSBK championship later this year.
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