Shayne King

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Shayne King
Nationality New Zealander
Born 1975 (age 41–42)
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Motocross career
Years active 1993 - 1998
Teams KTM
Championships 500cc - 1996
Wins 5

Shayne King (born 1975) is a former professional Grand Prix motocross racer from New Zealand.[1] He was the 1996 500cc Motocross World Champion.[2]

Born in New Plymouth, New Zealand, King began competing in the F.I.M. world championships in 1993 and clinched the 500cc title in 1996 riding for the KTM team. He was New Zealand's first-ever motocross world champion. In 1997 he finished in third place behind Joël Smets and his older brother Darryl King.[3] He now competes in New Zealand and Australia, winning the New Zealand national championship in 2003. King was inducted into the New Zealand Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shayne King career profile
  2. ^ "1996 500cc motocross world championship final standings". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "1997 500cc motocross world championship final standings". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Shayne King inducted into NZ Motorcycle Hall of Fame". Stuff.co.nz. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2011.