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Dream big with Kiwi motocross great


It was just over a year ago that Mercury Bay Area School won the chance to have New Zealand motocross great, Josh Coppins, visit the school.

Last Friday, Josh made the trip to the Bay. He spoke to the students about what he had achieved in his career and how this was relevant to every area of his life. Plenty of young motocross riders were among the audience, eager to ask questions at the end.

“Josh’s visit couldn’t have been timed better,” says Rata Drum of the Mercury Bay Motocross Club. “With our recently opened track and our AGM last week, the visit was the perfect chance to get more locals involved in our club.”

Josh spoke about his biggest regret that applies to so much more in life than just riding. He said he regretted not dreaming big enough. He thought it was going to be too hard to achieve big. “Yet looking back, I discovered it’s better to fall short than to not try at all,” he said.

The question asked of Josh that most probably made the biggest impression on the audience was, “How much would you earn as one of the best riders in the world?” For those interested, the answer was, “Around $2 million to $4 million a year.”


Pictured is Josh on Friday with some of the members of the Mercury Bay Motocross Club.

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