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Diamond 400: Who’ll brightest?

Round 1 of the SA National Motorcycle Quad championship, 8 2014 (Wolmaransstad, North-West).

in the 2014 SA National Off-road for motorcycles and quad will be tough and the country’s finest will be in action this at the season-opener, the Diamond Route 400 at in North-West.

In 2012 race was the runner-up in the Best National Event awards; thought the Off-road Club did not host a event in 2013 it will this popular race for the time on Rietkuil farm the locals will do their to make visitors feel

The Diamond Route 400 will two 60km loops; bike and competitors will tackle loops from 8am on Saturday 8) the swop after completing it times to eventually cover 360km.


The start was determined from seeding near Bronkhorstspruit earlier in where it became quite that an action-packed season can be Competitors from as far as the Cape, London and Port Elizabeth, Hoedspruit and Limpopo have

Botswanan motocross and off-road Ross Branch (KTM) by posting the fastest time, faster than defending OR2 champion Timmy Young with the current OR1 (Open champion and title holder Gilbert (Yamaha) third but seven seconds behind These times will not much, however, as they start in pairs.

Branch’s mates, Louwrens Mahoney – Diamond Route winner – and OR4 (Under-21) winner Louw ‘Bollie’ van Rooyen (fastest rider at the seeding event); van Wyk and Tyron Miller all finished the top 20 in that same event and hope to start their on a high note.

Gilbert and Marc Torlage also aim to build on their top seeding results; he, Ruan (sixth fastest), Young and Moore will add support to the camp.


The three quadders who dominated 2013 three of the four top places in André du Plessis (Yamaha) was title defender Jurie Meyer (Yamaha) was second and Baragwanath (Yamaha) fourth. Moller (Yamaha) was sandwiched Meyer and Baragwanath with Struwig (Suzuki) fifth and the Senior Class.

He, however, be on two wheels in the Argus Cycle

Regulars might again the pack but behind them the will have a new look: a few competitors who finished the 2013 in the top 10 have not entered the Diamond 400. Three fairly names have already in the top 10 at seeding – Hannes Saaijman has not competed regularly for two years but sixth fastest (and in Q2 for riders older than 28) David Hollis (Yamaha) has a return to the championship after injury and was ninth.

Franco Annandale (Suzuki), who in Q2 in 2013, rounded off the top 10.


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Class competitors in both (as in 2013) must complete the race (like OR1, OR2 and OR3 in the category and Q1 and Q2 in the quads) but also overall points. On two wheels Van who only started competing in the Class in 2014, can expect from current champion Holl and his KTM team mate Jonck while Justin (Kawasaki), who finished second in and former champion Wayne (Gas Gas) will hard.

On four wheels anybody can as Struwig, second in 2013, as as defending champion Paul are out. Charles Lee (Suzuki) the second-fastest time in seeding Stuart Freeman (Yamaha) – his team mate Russell (Honda) could not post a and will have to fight his from the back of the field.

Barnard and Oz Osborne (Yamaha) also be in the mix of riders older 35 in this class.

Competitors in the Classes will now have to 75% of the race distance (five Tony dos Santos (Suzuki) was in the quad class and the battle continue between him and the multiple Jurie Meyer Snr (Yamaha) a newcomer such as Org Geldenhuys who was third fastest, can upset the cart.

The new High School Class has received 12 entries in the motorcycle but only two quads.


The new Combined Ladies Class for and quads will be implemented for the time. 2013 winners Jardine (KTM) on two wheels and Barnard (Can-Am) on four be in action.

The Silver Class will continue in both the though few quad entries received. Competitors in this must do five laps.

The Route 400 will also the first rounds of the Northern championship as well as the Platinum Series. Action from 8am on morning. Competitors have to through the pits after 60km lap at Rietkuil Farm S27 12.888 E25 49.849) will all the action up close.

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