After 12 years, two GNCC titles, six OMA Championships, one perfect OMA season and 17 consecutive wins, Kiwi off-roader Paul Whibley is calling it a career. The Am Pro Yamaha rider announced today he would be moving back to New Zealand with his family.

“It’s a tough call to make, and one I have wrestled with for a while now, but I know it’s time for us to head back to New Zealand,” said Whibley. “I will miss being a professional racer and going to all the races. But will miss even more the friends we have made along the way and our family at the Am Pro Yamaha team. We have met some great people and made lifelong friends. We’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from many of the sports greats from here and all over the world. We have seen a lot and experienced even more.”

Whibley was unsure what his next career move would be but was certain to thank all of his many sponsors.

“The support from the fans has been amazing. We have been welcomed and accepted as if we were one of your own. Which makes it even harder to leave. And it all would not have been possible without the great sponsors; many have been with us for the long haul and become as much friend as sponsor. To Donnie Luce and Yamaha for the great support and providing the best equipment, Ash and the team at Monster Energy, The Coombs Family/Racer Productions staff for providing the world’s most professional off-road series, Bill Gussie and the staff at the OMA events for some of world’s best courses, John Ayers and his staff for the wonderful television coverage that has helped elevate all the Racers that compete at the GNCC events, also all the members of the Media that have provided all the coverage over the years.

A huge Thank You to all.”



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