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KTM 350 EXC-F Factory



Saturday 22 February marked the start of the National season, and what a start it was for the KTM Factory team who took top in this event.

The first of the Nationals took place at Valley in KwaZulu-Natal and the local WFO had put a lot of effort into this The season opener consisted of a 45 km that competitors had to complete times. The loop included a 2 km special, a 1 km Extreme test, a 2 km special as well as a 8 km Enduro The regularity time for all laps was set at 2 30 minutes.

Most competitors their times, which generously calculated, and let the riders on their specials rather having to race the regularity

The Brother KTM Factory team the opportunity to introduce their impressive 2014 Enduro up, headed up by reigning National champion Wade Young who is on piloting his KTM 250 XC-F machine to success in the E1 class. 16 year old mate Travis Teasdale on his KTM 250 will however breathe Young’s neck for the E1 title and should probably see the most racing yet. Offroad ace and OR4 Offroad champion Louw is also giving it a go this and will support his team in the highly competitive E1 class.

In the E2 class the talent pool is as impressive with Roof of podium finisher Scott as well as multiple SA champion Mahoney who are both tackling the championship onboard their KTM 350 XCF-W machines: both business for 2014.

Kirsten who has come back strong injury in 2014 has chosen the KTM 250 R as her weapon of choice for technical With no ladies’ class or available Kirsten is racing in the Silver class.

Brother strong lineup of riders did not when an overcasted but warm and day awaited the strong field of that had entered this National. Wade Young set the pace and the talented rider again why he’s worthy of his number plate. Posting the times on most specials not just won the E1 class, he also overall victory at Champagne “I really enjoyed all Specials, the Extreme Special.

Also the regularity stage was enjoyable as it was a lot more technical usual. Overall one had to be really fit for race, which paid off for me. My was awesome, I had a great day out!” . the 17-year old rider from (KZN).

Not far off Young’s pace was his mate and Pietermaritzburg youngster Teasdale. Teasdale rounded off the podium in third place and a second place in the E1 class, behind Young: “It took me a to warm up, but I had great fun around the The terrain was more like the of Africa terrain, nice and which suited me.

My bike was set up perfectly and my times got throughout the day.” . said

Louw Schmidt, Brother offroad rider, enjoyed the riding and managed to finish all without incurring penalties. almost achieved the goal he set himself which was a 20th overall. He finished 21st and 12th in the E1 class.

The E2 (open) was just as exciting to follow as E1. Bouverie secured a podium in the E2 class, piloting his Brother KTM 350 into fourth place and second place in the E2 class, a few points behind first De Wet: “This was probably the National for this year. I had a day and enjoyed my 350, this my first race in the open

My favourite special was the grass it was nice to have four specials for a change and overall the did a great job in putting this together. The team is great and I am with my results for this race.” . said Bouverie.

Bouverie’s team mate Mahoney who came back a big injury in 2013 raced his 2014 National at Champagne and was glad that he could get his up to where it needs to be. Mahoney the race in sixth place and fourth place in the E2 class: “I to get into a rhythm on the first but then we slightly changed the on my shock to make it softer and then I felt extremely

The track also opened up the first lap and even though it was a and technical race I had a lot of fun out there. good to be back on such an team, I had missed that my time off due to injury. We have a vibe within the team and good to have so many racing for our Brother KTM Factory . said Mahoney who managed to the fastest time for one of the specials

Kirsten Landman, Brother lady racer on the team, has for the light and nimble KTM Freeride 250 R a 250cc 2-… machine in at just over 90 kg’s suits Landman perfectly. a serious accident in 2013 in severe abdominal injuries has spent the last couple of getting fit and strong for the 2014 With her health being again Landman is now her fittest and had a great day out onboard her Freeride 250 R. lady home she finished in the National Silver class.

One man however stole the show he made a surprise return racing. ‘The legend’ Cox decided to give it a go again year in the Masters class and the rider quickly showed experience is paying off when he put top times onboard his KTM 250 XC-W machine, taking the win the National class.

KTM was also pleased to home the Manufacturer’s trophy, so all round for ‘Team Orange’.

Top 7 overall results South Champagne National Enduro:

Young – Brother KTM

Altus de Wet

Teasdale – Brother KTM

Scott – Brother KTM

Kenny Gilbert

Mahoney – Brother KTM

Brett – ccGallery KTM Gateway / JOAT

The KTM Enduro team will their next National on 21 and 22 at a double header event in the area in the Western Cape. fitness and preparation will into play at this

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