Mo­tocross sib­lings pro­vide sup­port for each other

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ANDY MCGECHAN

The New Zealand mo­tocross com­mu­nity is some­times re­ferred to as a big fam­ily and per­haps none epit­o­mise that more than brother and sis­ter rac­ers Ja­cob and Kelly Knee­bone.

The Knee­bone sib­lings, 18-year-old Kelly and 16-year-old Ja­cob, have been blaz­ing mo­tocross trails in New Zealand for sev­eral sea­sons now and each of them has en­joyed more than their fair share of suc­cess.

They each have plenty of rea­son to de­mand the spot­light, even though both Ja­cob, a sixth former at Mata­mata Col­lege, and Kelly, a pool life­guard in Mata­mata, have been rac­ing mo­tocross just five years now.

Part of the rea­son for their suc­cess comes about be­cause they sup­port each other so well.

Fam­ily af­fair: Mata­mata’s Kelly and Ja­cob Knee­bone, the Yamaha pair side by side in the pits at the re­cent New Zealand vet­er­ans’ and women’s mo­tocross cham­pi­onships in the Manawatu.

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