Suzuki GSX-R600 rider Richie Dibben increased his lead in the New Zealand Supersport class at the weekend’s second round at xx with a 1-1-2 scorecard.

Dibben has won five races from six starts with just nine races to go, three races at each of the remaining three rounds.  The 30-year-old Whanganui bike shop owner was simply untouchable at the opening round of this season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships in Christchurch, just over a week ago, and he was similarly impressive at round two near Timaru at the weekend, ballooning his championship lead to 54 points over his nearest rival.

Dibben was sensational in every outing in the Supersport 600 class at Christchurch, the virtual newcomer to the competition qualifying fastest and then winning all three 600cc races. And the Suzuki hero kept the momentum going at round two at Levels International Raceway, near Timaru, on Saturday and Sunday, registering a 1-1-2 score-card in his three races.