As written by Ian Dawson (Fast Kiwi Media) – original article here.
Team Repsol Suzuki’s John Ross did what he had to do to win the 2014 New Zealand Supersport Championship today at Manfeild. In the first race it was once again hectic , and his nearest rival , Alastair Hoogenboezem , was not giving up without a fight , that was until his bike expired while leading the race from eventual winner Adam Chambers (Honda) who had an excellent weekend taking three wins . Ross then just did what was needed to secure the title and back away from any fight up front to finish fourth.
“You just had to do what you have to do to get the result,” Ross said after winning the class for the second year running. “It’s has been very competitive this season, the best for years.”
In a gesture of sportsmanship , Ross lent Hoogenboezem his spare bike to use in the second race , as the title was secure and Hoogeboezem was still fighting for second place with fast Yamaha rider Toby Summers (Left) . In the end Summers took runner up in the championship finishing second in the race and Hoogenboezem third in the series and fifth in the race.
Ross commented after the last race ” As I said earlier it has been super competitive this year , but I’m happy with the way things have gone , four wins , three poles and a lap record or two. I would like to thank all our sponsors , Repsol , Hollland’s Collinsion Repairs , Restorace , Bitubo , Metzeler , Race Supplies ,Dynoworx , Wil Sport Management , Fast Kiwi Media and thanks to my team Aden , Dom , Amy , Allan , Dad (Larry) and Julia ….oh and Amelia (1 year old Daughter).”
When asked about next year ” I’ll be back , not sure yet what on but watch this space”.