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Round 1 of the Liquorland SA National Enduro Championship

22 February – Four Adventures (Winterton area,

The current national enduro holder, 17-year old Wade (Brother KTM) took the step in defending his title by the opening race of the Liquorland Enduro Motorcycle Championship past weekend at Four Adventures in KwaZulu-Natal. The ‘Liquorland Valley Enduro’ will not be remembered as a tough season but also for the high level of that predicts an extremely season.

As the defending title Young, who is also the 200cc opened the route set in the scenic Valley in the Winterton area. were 11 Special Stages varied from a short track to an intensive 400m that provided excellent value while the two longer stages – one in the plantation and another into the mountains – that the riders’ fitness, endurance and

Young posted the fastest after four of the stages to second-placed Altus de Wet (Cargo-Tac Factory Racing) by 78 points De Wet won the E2 (Open Class) and was the fastest two stages even though he problems with leaking seals and a leaking radiator due to a crash. De Wet made a plan the leaking fork seals underpants had to serve as bandages the forks) while he was forced to the radiator hose in the bush.

Young’s team-mate and a scholar himself, Travis Teasdale, the 2014 season the way he finished the one – on the podium. Teasdale was 29 points De Wet and won two Special Stages to finish in E1 (200cc Class) after a race. He was again only 21 ahead of yet another of his team-mates, Bouverie, who clinched the second behind De Wet in E2.

The 2013 national winner, Kenny Gilbert Bidvest Yamaha) rounded off the top five and the E2 podium and finished 23 behind Bouverie albeit with a bent front disk.

Another Brother KTM rider, the multiple enduro champion, Mahoney, is back in action breaking his ankle last He finished sixth overall in E2) and also won a Special Stage he shared a stage victory Young. There was only one (a single second) between and youngster Brett Swanepoel Gateway KTM / JOAT) – he finished the season as the runner-up in the 200cc – who also rounded off the E1 podium.

Gutzeit (Sherco) lost time behind slower but still managed an eighth overall (fifth in E2) while Warwick-Oliver (Honda) made a comeback to the enduro championship by ninth (fourth in E1). He a mere two points behind and only 11 points ahead of the Silver Class Challenge Damien Scott (Manhand Yamaha) who rounded off the E1 top five and the top ten.

The ‘Liquorland Champagne Enduro’ received almost 60 in E1 and E2 with 41 competitors finishing the (E1 and E2 competitors have to complete the race distance an all 11 Special Dwayne Kleynhans (KTM) was 11 th James Hodson (Team Yamaha) 12 th overall. Hodson with a loan bike his race machine developed a mechanical problem the night the race.

Charan Moore was Team Racing Yamaha’s best and was 13 th overall (his team-mates, Young and KTM rider, Ross were 16 th and 27 th respectively) while Torlage (Proudly Bidvest had to settle for 14 th place after his fell on him early during the test aggravating a collarbone Brett Lewis (Eddy2Race finished 15 th. one point behind

Also in the top 20 were Nicholas (KTM) who finished 17 th ; Kyle (TLB Plant Hire Cox KTM) who, like and Scott, still  competed in the National Championship last – he was 18 th ; Brandon’s twin brother, Warwick-Oliver (Honda) who finished 19 th and Henco Botha (Husaberg) who was a junior competitor till season.

Both the Senior and Classes received many and a few new riders stepped onto the after a challenging event. Senior Class champion, Gillitt (Liquorland Yamaha) was unstoppable and claimed yet another despite his bike also from leaking fork due to the mud.

Suspension guru, Hilton (Yamaha) struggled initially as he has not for the past few years, but finished while Jody Engelbrecht Plant / Alfie Cox KTM) off the podium. Bruce May (Yamaha) had to for fourth place after a few while Mike Morris – he has also not raced for two years – off the top five.

Mud, mechanical and the level of fitness seemed to hindered some riders of all though.

Like the 2013 opener, Alfie Cox (KTM) the victory in the Master Class he beat the defending champion, Torlage (Proudly Bidvest who had to settle for second place. result predicts an exciting between the ‘Masters’, all over the age of 46. Santoro ensured he put a third on the podium by finishing third his Beta while Shaun also on a Beta, was fourth.

Richard Cunniffe (Yamaha) off the top five.

Youngsters between the of 14 and 16 years competed for the first in the new High School Class with Chayse Orsmond Plant Hire / Alfie Cox making a little history by the class for the first time. Coulthard (KTM) was second Eduan Bester (NUTS / Century Civils Yamaha) off the podium of a race where the showed that they can their man under trying

Three scholars also on the podium of the Silver Class where 17 of the 26 riders of all ages to finish the race. Kokstad’s Barker (Pa Ma Racing Yamaha), who as the runner-up in the 125cc class of the Junior National Championship, won last year’s runner-up, McGregor (KTM) from London, finishing second Ladybrand’s Reghardt van Nieuwenhuizen was third.

Kirsten Landman KTM) was the only lady in the national category and was 12 th in this Mechanical problems forced Jardine (KTM) to call it a

Competitors now have less a month to prepare for an all new challenge – a event on Friday (21 March) and (22 March) at Ashton in the Western The ‘Ashton National Enduro’ form the second and third of the Liquorland National Enduro and will count as two separate It will be a first for enduro competitors to compete on two consecutive

This event will be by CSMX and all the activities will be at the La Mont Cheese and Deli off the R60 in the Ashton / Bonnievale area in the Cape.

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