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Ben Townley wins Winton SX for Suzuki New Zealand…

Suzuki World MXGP rider Ben Townley made his racing comeback with a hat-trick of wins at Thursday evening’s New Zealand Supercross Championship at Winton.


The former MX2 World Champion who has now settled back in New Zealand with his young family after a year in Europe – and a season plagued with injuries – is now working as a brand ambassador for Suzuki New Zealand and only plans to race selected events through the summer.


But on Thursday evening, racing a borrowed RM-Z450 from Winton Motorcycles, the 31-year-old showed his class by winning all three races from NZ Motocross Champion Cody Cooper, former GP rider Josh Coppins and regular front-runner Rhys Carter.


“It was a great event,” claimed BT. “The weather was against the organisers all night, but we got racing started late in the afternoon and the crowd certainly seemed to enjoy it.”