15 Sep 2008

Tough and testing season ends with Coppins fifth

7:10 pm on 15 September 2008

The New Zealand motocross racer Josh Coppins has finished his season at the hillside circuit of Faenza in Italy with a fifth in the overall MX1 standings.

The Yamaha Monster rider nabbed a disappointing 10th in the first moto, after two crashes, then won a hard-fought 3rd place podium finish in the second race to finish sixth overall at Faenza.

There was better news for his team however, with the Italian David Philippaerts winning the overall MX1 title in his first season with Yamaha and only his second in the class.

With the 2008 MX GP season now wrapped up, Coppins will spearhead Team New Zealand in two weeks' time at the Motocross of Nations to be held in Donington Park in the UK.