Results: New Zealand DH Nationals - Round 4 Auckland

Feb 15, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

The New Zealand national downhill series has reached its conclusion after four great weekends of racing. At the final round in Auckland, Tuhoto-Ariki Pene backed up his win at round three last weekend to edge out fellow first-year Elite race Sam Gale to the top position. Not only would Pene win the race but he also secured the series title. Sam Gale has been incredibly consistent so far this year and this weekend was no different with the young rider finishing second once again. Kyle Lockwood completed the top three places in the Elite men's race, over three seconds back from the fastest time.

In the Elite women's race, Micayla Gatto took the top honours after laying down a run that put her over 25 seconds ahead of the overall 2020 series winner Ashley Bond. Interestingly Gatto's time was actually beaten by both the U19 racer Jessica Blewitt and the winner of the Open women's category Robin Goomes.


Elite Men

1st. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 2:26.620
2nd. Sam Gale: +1.165
3rd. Kyle Lockwood: +3.317
4th. Shaun Barclay: +4.186
5th. Hamish McLeod: +4.745

Elite Women

1st. Micayla Gatto: 3:05.524
2nd. Ashley Bond: +26.992

Full results are available here.


  • 25 0
 Sam Gale is probably having to pay rent for the second step on the podium at this point.
  • 7 0
 Only 11 starters in Elite Men and two in Elite Women?
  • 1 0
 fierce competition is very fierce
  • 14 0
 I blame Fortnite!
  • 5 0
 Tuhoto-Ariki "Shit Yeah" Pene for the win! One of Wyn's privateer of the day winners.
  • 2 0
 Yes Jessica! A clean sweep of ALL events this year! Currently ranked top junior woman on the planet! Sponsors take note this girl is going places! She will be racing some World Cups this season but needs more help.
  • 2 0
 No I did see the u19 racer beat the 30+ year old that hardly races time so congrats to her also
  • 2 0
 I’d love to see Sam Gale score. Full WC season to see if he finishes 2nd every time there too... lol
  • 2 0
 World Cup up next, these guys are ready.
  • 1 0
 What about the time of the winner of the open female?
  • 2 1
 Stacked field
  • 2 0
  • 1 1
 Ah, FourForty is such a fun park!
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