Superbike Series success for Whakatane Rees brothers

Local Whakatane Road-Racing brothers Damon and Mitch Rees have represented the town well in the first round of the New Zealand Superbike Series in Christchurch.

Damon Rees had a clean-sweep in the Premier Superbike Class, qualifying in pole position, one-tenth faster than anyone else on track.

He now leads the championship by 15 points going into round 2 this weekend.

Damon's older brother Mitch Rees also had a successful weekend, qualifying third, finishing fourth in the first race and second in the second race. Resulting in the brothers being first and second on the podium - a history making achievement.

Sam Gardner