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Cody Cooper heads into Australian MX Nationals

Cooper dominated the MX1 class, winning 9 of the 12 races and claiming the top step of the podium at all four rounds of the NZ Championship on his way to claiming his fifth NZ Motocross title.

With his Penrite Oil Honda Racing team mechanic Blair Meyer commuting across the Tasman to ensure synergy between his race bikes, Cooper believes 2014 will be his best chance yet of securing championship success in the MX Nationals.

"The New Zealand Motocross Championship provided a great platform to prepare for the MX Nationals,” Cooper explained.

"My approach to this weekend’s season opener is not that it is the first round, in my mind it is round five of my season and I will be aiming to carry the momentum from the New Zealand Motocross Championship through. 

"We have done everything to ensure that the Australian bike is identical to the one I raced over here (New Zealand) which gives me a lot of confidence ahead of Broadford,” Cooper continued.

"I have been over to Australia twice for testing and my mechanic Blair has flown over a couple of times to make sure we have synergy from the get go.

"It is a long series, but I feel like I have done the preparation and I have the right people around me to help me get the job done,” Cooper said.

The Penrite Oil Honda Racing team will make decision on teammate Josh Cachia later this week. Cachia underwent a series of operations to his left wrist and has suffered setbacks in the recovery process.

The opening round of the 2014 MX Nationals will be held at Victoria’s Broadford Motorcycle Complex on Sunday March 30.

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