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New role: Matt Enright is bringing Kia back to the Nelson market.
Who: Matt Enright
What: Sales manager
How long have you been in the
How long have you been with
Since the branch opened – eight
What do you do?
Essentially, I’m reintroducing
Kia to the Nelson market and
helping people get into great cars.
What do you enjoy most about
I love cars. And every day is
different in this industry. You
never know what is going to
happen. Kia is a really exciting,
cutting edge brand and to put it in
perspective it is part of the fourth
biggest car company in the world.
Kia has really changed over [the]
last few years, the brand is more
designer-based. They basically
employed the head designer from
Audi and VW and said, ‘‘make
our cars distinctive’’. And that’s
what he’s done.
A 67 Ford Falcon 500 station
wagon. It was cool! It was a
cruisey car. I do remember
getting a lot of parking tickets
from that car, courtesy of my flat-
What do you drive now?
I’m driving a Cerato SX. It’s
fantastic, it has sat-nav, heated
leather and chilled leather for
See above, it is incredible. It’s a
great car. They almost over-do it.
Outside of work, what do you
I like to stay active. I play
volleyball, golf and tennis.
Life begins outside your comfort
zone. That’s how I live. To move
into my role here at Kia, that is
role where I was safe as houses,
but I took the chance and made
the move to a fresh, energetic
Ford’s Mark Winterbottom
extended his lead.
Thomas Pages has pulled off the first Bike Flip in competition.
Eight on end for Marc Marquez.
of the year.
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Races 17,18 and 19 for the season
at last weekend’s V8 Supercars
round in Perth were valuble for
both Ford’s Mark Winterbottom
and Red Bulls defending
champion, Jamie Wincup.
Winterbottom extended his
Championship lead with a first
and two sixth place finishes
giving him a good points haul,
while Whincup closed the gap to
his team-mate Craig Lowndes
who is in second position overall.
Whincup put his championship
bid back on track with a third and
two first place finishes over the
weekend. The three Kiwis are still
showing us kiwi pride with good
points hauls for Fabian
Coulthard, Shane van Gisbergen
and Scott McLaughlin. Series
points: Winterbottom 1451, 1;
Lowndes 1290, 2; Whincup 1265,
3; Coulthard 1204, 4; van
Gisbergen 1111, 6; McLaughlin
1045, 7. The next round is this
weekend, the Townsville 500.
The weather conditions played a
part in the outcome of the latest
round of the MotoGP
Championship in Assen over the
weekend but didn’t stop Marc
Marquez’s march towards this
year’s title. Eight wins in a row,
he is the first rider since the
great Giacomo Agostini in 1971 to
win the first eight premier races
of the year. The race started with
most of the top runners on a wet
setup, Valentino Rossi (Movistar
Yamaha) took a gamble and
picked his dry setup bike which
proved to be the wrong decision.
He started from the pits on slicks
but worked his way from last to
fifth. Marquez (Repsol Honda)
took the win 6.7 seconds ahead
of Andrea Dovizloso (Ducati) and
Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda)
Free Style Motocross is a sport
many of you may not know too
much about, but I’m sure if
someone showed you the video
clips of the latest round in the
Las Ventas Bull Ring in Madrid,
Spain you will be converted.
Travis Patrana was the first to
complete the double backflip at
the X-Games and now Thomas
Pages of France has not only
produced the most spectacular
display of tricks ever seen in the
Wold Tour, but also pulled off the
first Bike Flip in competition.
Pages of course then won this leg
of the tour. Second and third
place finishers Josh Sheehan of
Australia and Kiwi legend Levi
Sherwood were spectacular as
well, delivering performances
that would have won just about
any other event in the series.
Sherwood continues to lead the
series. If you want to see this
spectacular round then go to
Red Bull X-Fighters Facebook
Battle of the clubs
Great news out of Taupo after
the weekend where Nelson
Motorcycle Club members Josh
Coppins (MX1), Hayden Wilkinson
(MX2), Reece Walker (125cc),
Grant Walker (VET), Issac Millson
(250cc) and Clayton Roeske
(85cc) finished third place overall
behind winners Tokoroa and
second placed Taranaki. Well
done team, the first South Island
Formula 1 news
From next season, safety-car
periods will be followed by a
standing re-start from the grid.
The move is one of a number of
2015 changes announced by
Formula One racing’s governing
body, the FIA, following a
meeting of its World Motor Sport
Council in Munich, Germany on
Thursday. The standing re-starts
will replace the current rolling re-
start procedure unless the safety
car is used within two laps of the
original race start (or a
subsequent re-start), or if there
are less than five laps of the race
remaining. On this weekend is
the British Grand Prix at
VW Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier
has won his fifth rally of the year
after completely dominating on
the fast gravel stages of Rally
Poland. The reigning World Rally
Champion led 18 of the 22 stages
to beat his team-mate Andreas
Mikkelsen by over a minute. Third
place went to Hyundai’s Thierry
Neuville. Kiwi driver Hayden
Paddon again showed his class at
his second event by putting in
some competitive times and
finished ninth overall.
This week it’s Team Nelson
Motorcycle Club riders Josh,
Hayden, Reece, Grant, Issac and
Clayton for their third placing at
the Teams Motocross.
❚ Chris McQuade, sales manager
at The Car Company Ltd, and
welcomes tips or feedback on (03)
546 6553, 027 484 7444 or email
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