Korito Technical XC Matrix

Event CategoryEvent Type
Offroad/Trail Enduro-Cross


When: Sunday, 12th March 2023
Where: Herbert Road, Korito, Taranaki
District: New Plymouth

Classes: - Any dirt or trials bike + eMTB's are now catered for.
Terrain: cross-country
Organiser: Taranaki Moto Trials Club
Dougy Ph: 027 2733 910
Sign in from: 9:00am
Riders Briefing: 9:30am
Starts at: 10:00am
Other details:

"Once a year the gates are opened up for the Korito Technical Matrix ( KTM ). The training tracks are joined up and you get to challenge yourself ( & your mates ) around a standard XC loop. Included in the lap are some 'single track' for the Silver and Gold classes. Plus at the end of each lap, is a matrix challenge. Great viewing beside the car park for spectators of the matrix.

Here is Patrick Dillon, showcasing the event from 2021:

Live streaming link for this event will be provided closer to the time. Also near real time scoring of qualification and main event scoring, has been considerably improved this year. Thanks to SilverBullet for investing in this one of a kind event in New Zealand.

Live scoring results will be shown on the big screen, weather permitting !

Our new class for eMTB's returns too, racing for these will be a morning session now, while qualification is on. Love them or hate them; eMTB's are here to stay. The eMTB's get to share some of the downhill sections plus they will have their own dedicated track too. You asked for a multi lap race, now you have it. Remember get there early.

It's a quick fire fun event with a morning prologue plus an afternoon 2 hour XC race. There will be 'pay it forward spot prizes' for the best post-race stories, a bbq and lollies for young. (and not so young)

Prize vouchers are up for grabs across all Gold, Silver, Bronze and eMTB classes.

Dont want to ride the matrix ? New this year, the matrix is optional for the Bronze class - instead just ride the XC loop and set the fastest time.

'Chicken lines' have been added, for all classes, to keep the afternoon race flowing.

Race will be 4 laps for each class ( Gold Silver Bronze ). Total race time around the two hour mark.

Race for eMTB's will be one XC lap only. The latter half of the lap is entirely their own track. ( No matrix section to ride )

Each lap for Gold/Silver includes riding the matrix section. The matrix is optional for Bronze - if not ridden, you will have 10 minutes added to your XC lap.

Penalties per lap, will be a foot dab in the matrix,

The XC lap time plus the matrix scoring will accumulate to provide your lap time and class results.

Winner of race ( per class ) will receive a bag of lollies. Spot prizes for everyone.

Back to the qualification, this result will *only* determine your start time of the main event. No penalties will be carried forward to the main race. Fastest qualification time, means you start first. Slowest means you start last.

Fastest qualifier ( of each class ) gets to choose whether to start 1,2,3 in their respective class. eg. Fastest picks 3rd start place, 2nd fastest can choose 1 or 2 start place, 3rd fastest gets whatever is left from either 1,2,3

Parking will be down by the old rotary cowshed, beside the matrix.

Kitchen, shower and toilet facilities are an easy walk up the hill to the new rotary cowshed.

BBQ supplied after the event, around 230pm. Depending on the weather; ice creams may be supplied too !

Sounds too good to be true - come along and find out.

See you there.