MTF and Avalon Biddle pair up

8 November 2016

Avalon Biddle to race MTF Vehicle Finance ZX6r in NZSBK

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After a successful season retaining her FIM European Womens Cup title, flying kiwi female Avalon Biddle has returned home and is preparing for another summer of motorcycle road racing. With support from MTF Vehicle Finance, Biddle will race a Kawasaki ZX6r prepared by Chris Osborne of Feilding in the 2017 NZSBK season.

The Supersport 600cc field is heating up with majority of the front runners from 2016 returning, and more riders stepping back from Superbike for a crack at the 600cc title including 2013 European Junior Cup winner Jake Lewis. Biddle knows she has her work cut out for her but feels this season’s racing in Europe has given her a little edge over the competition.

”I’m really excited to get back on the MTF Vehicle Finance Kawasaki ZX6r I rode at the final round of NZSBK this year back in March. The circuits at home are very different to the fast, flowing European style so I will have to tweak my riding and have my elbows out to race with these fast & experienced guys at home! The benefit of our smaller circuits however, is that they provide great viewing for spectators being able to see most the track – I look forward to seeing and meeting the crowds in Christchurch, Invercargill, Taupo and Waikato through January to March.”

A company all about getting people up and running in times of need, MTF backed Avalon to race in the WIL Sport European Junior Cup this year in a perfect match to get her on her wheels up in Europe.

In a crusade to support outstanding individuals in Motorsport, MTF have also paired up with Albany girl racer Chelsea Herbert who will be debuting in the New Zealand Touring Car Championship. These two females wont be missed in/on their bright yellow vehicles tearing up the New Zealand race tracks.

”MTF is extremely proud to have supported Avalon in retaining the FIM Women’s Cup this year. Being able to watch Avalon, on the MTF Kawasaki ZX6r, as she goes head to head with some of New Zealand’s best after her success in Europe, is a great way to continue our partnership. ” Ian Timperley, Marketing Manager – MTF

”I look forward to engaging with the fans of Motorsport in NZ & together with MTF we have some big activities planned for the public. It’s going to be another busy, fast-paced summer that we are all really looking forward to! ” Says Biddle from her home in Orewa, north of Auckland.

Biddle is also supported by Spectrum Motorcycles, Kawasaki NZ, RaceSupplies NZ, Pirelli, Formula Fit High Performance Centre, Rynopower, RST racewear, Motul, Sidi boots, Carl Cox Motorsport Hyosung Cup, Auckland Motorcycle Club, WIL Sport, Deepweb Web Design & NGK Spark Plugs Australia.

Testing will begin late this year in the opening two rounds of the Suzuki Series and Avalon will also be on track on her Spectrum Motorcycles/MTF Hyosung X4R in the Carl Cox Motorsport Hyosung Cup throughout the NZ summer season.

See more at www.mtf.co.nz, www.avalonbiddle.com & www.mnz.co.nz for series results.

 

2016 Suzuki International Tri-series
Round 1 Taupo Motorsport Park, December 3 & 4th 
Round 2 Manfeild Raceway, Feilding, December 10 & 11th
 
2017 New Zealand Superbike Championship 
Round 1 Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Christchurch, January 7 & 8th
Round 2 Teretonga Raceway, Invercargill, January 14 & 15th 
Round 3 Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo, February 25 & 26th 
Round 4 Hampton Downs Motorsport Complex, Waikato, March 4 & 5th 
 

Avalon wins 2016 FIM European Women’s Cup!

Avalon wins the FIM European Women’s Championship a round early!
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After a great year racing in the 2016 European Junior Cup, run alongside World Superbike, 24 year old Avalon Biddle has secured the FIM European Women’s Cup title for the second year running. Dominating the Women’s Cup part of the championship by winning every race of the eight-round season, the kiwi girl cemented herself as one of the fastest lady racers in the world.

A unique format is used for the European Junior Cup with 30 boys and up to 10 girls all racing in the same event, with points given for the overall top 15, and additional points given to the girls for a separate Women’s Championship run inside the Junior Cup. Unfortunately it was earlier announced that this will be the last ever year of the ‘EJC’ making miss Biddle the only ever female champion in this category run for the past two years.

The class will be replaced by a 300 Supersport category in 2017 and beyond.

The support from New Zealand and even throughout Europe was phenomenal and much appreciated by Biddle and her sponsors – aided by LIVE coverage of all races on Sky Sport NZ.

‘I want to say a massive thank you to all my supporters for everything this year! The racing has received a lot of publicity and it’s nice to see the sport being recognised by the general public.

After five years racing in Europe now, I’m really happy with my progress over the last two seasons in the European Junior Cup. This year I had a best finish of 8th overall against some of the fastest males in Europe which is definitely respectable! The level of competition from the other girls was much higher this year also so congratulations to them for a fantastic season.’

This season was made possible by: MTF Vehicle Finance, WIL Sport, NGK Spark Plugs Australia, Formula Fit, RynoPower, MNZ, Auckland Motorcycle Club, Spectrum Motorcycles, Carl Cox Motorsport Hyosung Cup, Pirelli, Sidi boots, Arai Helmet Europe, Ozzy Performance, Race Supplies NZ.