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During the mid 70's New Zealand became a destination in the European off season for a lot of energetic riders with ambition. Racing in New Zealand during this time gave them both continued competition and a chance to try new modifications. It also showcased some very quick equipment with factory Suzukis, Kawasakis and Yamahas being involved in pre-season testing. The competition was fierce with names like Pat Hannan, Randy Mamola, Greg Hansford, Warren Willing, Mortimer, Avant, Wyle, Woodley, Fletcher, Coburn Cooley and a bloke with a modified road bike - CROZ!
The Marlboro series was contested over 5 rounds. Pukekohe in Auckland, Porirua in Wellington's Lower Hutt industrial estate, on the streets of Wanganui on Boxing day 26th December and in the South Island at Ruapuna in Christchurch along with Levels Raceway in Timaru.