Pinkbike Primer - Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Crankworx Rotorua 2023

Mar 17, 2023
by Ed Spratt  


After closing out the 2022 season Crankworx Rotorua is already back to open the 2023 international race season. With Crankworx's usual range of events across all disciplines, you can expect to see some of the World's best riders go head-to-head. The King and Queen competitions and Triple Crown are all on the line as we kick-start the 2023 season.

Here's everything you need to know about one of the first big events of the year.


The Location

Rotorua mountain biking trails

The start hut had quite the view considering how thick the jungle can be bellow.
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On New Zealand's North Island, the Rotorua plateau is a boiling, bubbling hive of volcanic activity. Events are centered around the Skyline Bike Park




The Schedule


Crankworx Rotorua RockShox Taniwha Downhill

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When?
Live Broadcast Event

NZDT - Sunday, March 19th: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PDT - Saturday, March 18th: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
GMT - Sunday, March 19th: 3:00 am – 5:00 am


Rider List (Qualifying)

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Official New Zealand Whip-Off Championships

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When?
NZDT - Wednesday, March 22nd: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
PDT - Tuesday March 21st: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
GMT - Wednesday, March 22nd: 5:00 am – 6:30 am


Rider List

Coming soon



Crankworx Rotorua Air Downhill

Keegan Wright keeping it low in the green room.

When?
NZDT - Thursday, March 23rd: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PDT - Wednesday, March 22nd: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GMT - Thursday, March 23rd: 3:00 am – 4:00 am


Rider List

Coming soon



Crankworx Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by Torpedo7

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When?
Live Broadcast Event

NZDT - Friday, March 24th: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PDT - Thursday, March 23rd: 10:30 pm - 0:00 am
GMT - Friday, March 24th: 5:30 am – 7:00 am


Rider List

Coming soon



Speed & Style Rotorua

Vaea Verbeeck

When?
Live Broadcast Event

NZDT - Saturday, March 25th: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PDT - Friday, March 24th: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GMT - Saturday, March 25th: 2:00 am – 4:00 am


Rider List

Coming soon



Dual Slalom Rotorua

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When?
Live Broadcast Event

NZDT - Sunday, March 26th: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
PDT - Saturday, March 25th: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
GMT - Saturday, March 25th: 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm


Rider List

Coming soon



Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza

Tomas Lemoine stretched out.

When?
Live Broadcast Event

NZDT - Sunday, March 26th: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PDT - Saturday, March 25th: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GMT - Sunday, March 26th: 1:30 am – 4:00 am


Rider List

Coming soon




Note: These times are subject to change. Pinkbike and Crankworx will provide updates to the coverage if they change - remember to keep checking Pinkbike’s homepage to avoid disappointment!



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14 Comments
  • 19 0
 Some downhill after supercross on Saturday. What a night. Hopefully can fit a ride in during the day and then die with a smile on my face.
  • 8 0
 What about the coverage? Red Bull, Rob Warner?
  • 4 0
 Yeah. Where do we watch it? Pinkbike, Redbull TV?
  • 14 0
 @zacjob: red Bull tv with Rob Warner commentary
  • 2 0
 @bgoldstone: Wait, redbull is picking up Crankworx coverage?
  • 2 0
 @bgoldstone: Can't believe I missed that. Cheers
  • 6 0
 I see rider NO 50 is riding for team Rob Warner
  • 2 0
 Man I enjoy Dual Slalom, even looking at what's being ridden. Wish they'd bring 4x back but I can understand how that might get heated/unsafe
  • 3 0
 Any fantasy this year for world cups?
  • 5 0
 I'm fantasizing that it starts in April.
  • 2 0
 yewwwwww tis' the season
  • 1 0
 ..The Air DH Puddle of Fun should be at Peak capacity \m/
  • 2 0
 Down under Country?







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