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Mahoney takes Diamond 400 win

KTM stalwart Louwrens Mahoney won the Route 400 for a third time.


Wolmaransstad, North-West — Multiple former Louwrens Mahoney (KTM) has won the category of the Diamond Route Round 1 of the 2014 SA Off-road for a third time. Former champion, Brian Baragwanath won the quad category of this 360km race.

Mahoney, who won event in 2011 and 2012 but had to the 2013 season off after the two races due to a broken ankle, all the way with team mate Branch and Yamaha rider Young, who held the lead in the stages.

This is Branch’s national off-road season in Africa (the Botswana is a motocross specialist, but posted the time during the Seeding earlier this year) and he conservatively to finish second Mahoney.

Young crashed into a at the end of the fourth of six loops, damaging the wheel and bending the handlebars of his That cost him time and and he had to settle for sixth.

There was three minutes between who was also second in OR1 (Open behind Mahoney, and Young in both classes) with seconds separating the riders in

Brian Baragwanath, riding a aced the quad category.

OR1 champion, Kenny Gilbert survived a frustrating first due to brake problems, but fought to round off the overall and OR1 podiums 14 seconds behind Branch and five seconds ahead of Inggs (Kawasaki), who was competed for the time in OR1. Inggs, in was again only 16 seconds of 2013 runner-up, Ruan (Yamaha).

There was close throughout the pack, with 11 seconds in it at the finish between KTM mates Tyron Miller, overall and winner in OR2 (250cc), and the OR3 winner, Louw Schmidt, who was overall with Nicholas (KTM) ninth and enduro Wesley Redinger (KTM) in his first national off-road — 10th overall and in OR2.

Juan ‘Bollie’ van Rooyen finished 11th overall and won the Class in his first outing he became eligible. Former Class champion Guy Henley was second in class with Jonck (KTM) third, lost time after a damaged the radiator of his KTM.

Ian (KTM) finished fourth, Streak (Yamaha) fifth and former champion, Wayne (Gas Gas) sixth. team mate and defending Pieter Holl had a rough day at the and could finish no better seventh in class.

Competitors in the and Ladies Classes have to 75 percent of race distance about 300km in this Garth Prost (Husqvarna) won the Class from Adrian (KTM) with Jan Berning third and Leon Gerber fourth.

Baragwanath took the early in a race-long duel with ‘Botter’ Meyer (Yamaha) who two flat tyres during the Meyer finished a little than a minute behind with Tzaneen teenager Moller (Yamaha) rounding off the and Q1 podiums.

David Hollis, who crashed out of this race in and did not compete last year, a welcome comeback by finishing overall and in Q1 with Jaco (Honda) rounding off the top five in categories.

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Hannes Saaijman won Q2 and finished sixth overall on the Raptor that he’s for the 2015 Dakar Rally.

du Plessis (Yamaha) started pole but had to settle for seventh picking up fuel problems, defending Q2 title holder Robert (Suzuki) finished overall and second in Q2, less a minute behind Du Plessis and eight seconds ahead of Class winner, Stuart (Yamaha) after five and 20 minutes of racing.

Freeman’s team mate Ferreira (Honda) didn’t a time at the Seeding Event and had to from the back of the field, but back to finish second in the Class — 16 seconds Freeman — and round off the top 10.

14 Q1, Q2 and Senior Class competitors to complete the full race with Bertie Morton finishing 11th; Paul dos (Suzuki) 12th and third in the Class, Ted Barbier (Yamaha) overall and fourth in the Senior and Peter Walter (Yamaha) and rounding off the top five in the Senior

Here George Twigge opened his bid for the Masters Quad with a victory over the champion, Jurie Meyer who was followed by the Dos Santos brothers (third) and Roxy (fourth) each on a Factory Racing team — with Schenk (Honda) rounding off the top

The Combined Ladies National for female competitors on motorcycles and was won by Jaco Venter’s sister, (Honda) who also won the Ladies Class. Nanda Swiegers won the Ladies Bikes Class and second in the new Combined Ladies

Liezel Barnard was third and second in the quad category crashing her big Can Am, while petite Perry (KTM) finished (second on two wheels) after up mechanical gremlins.

Karin (Can-Am) finished her first fifth overall (third in while Toni Jardine claimed valuable points in new championship by finishing sixth lady on two wheels) after losing lots of time due to problems.

The second round of the series be run at Windsorton in the Northern Cape on 12 and will level the playing as it will be the first time a off-road event will be there.

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