PURDON DOMINATES WITH ANOTHER DOUBLE VICTORY

Purdon Storms to Victory in Gqeberha

Red Bull KTM dominated the second round of the National Motocross Championship that took place in Gqeberha this weekend. Claiming his second consecutive double victory of the season, star rider Tristan Purdon snatched the win in both the MX1 and MX2 Class respectively.

The highly anticipated event was hosted by Rover, a track infamous for its unforgiving sand and deep ruts. Fully aware of the physical challenge in store, Purdon mentioned paying extra attention to his fitness levels in the weeks leading up to the race.

He commented: “It was such an awesome feeling to win both classes again. The track got super rough and demanding on the body, but that’s what I’d expected. I felt like the fitness training I’d been doing leading up to this made a really big difference. Our mechanic, Kevin, also setup my KTM 250 SX-F and KTM 450 SX-F perfectly – they couldn’t have felt better.”

With a strong determination to hold onto the red plates throughout the season, Purdon executed a perfect 1-1 in MX1 to take the victory overall. After finishing in a close second in the first moto of MX2, Purdon described feeling particularly fired up to win the second moto. He explained; “When I came that close to winning the first moto, I was even more determined to get out there and win the second moto. I was a little stressed for MX2 – it’s stacked with talent and I usually perform better in MX1. I’m really proud of the results and happy to have extended my points lead in both classes.”

Red Bull KTM teammate Cameron Durow added to the celebrations at the orange camp. As the fastest qualifier, the youngster managed to get up front for a large portion of the first heat in MX2. Durow described making a few small mistakes that cost him the lead, but he managed to finish the moto in a solid third place.

The rider made the decision to switch back to his practise suspension for the second heat and set off with a blistering place to take the holeshot. After a bar-to-bar battle up front with Purdon and Camden Mc Lellan, Durow finished both third in the heat and ultimately third overall.

“This race taught me a lot about the kind of suspension setup I need to perform at my best and gave me good experience racing upfront with Tristan and Camden. I learnt a lot from this weekend and have a good idea of the things I need to work on going forward, but I’m also really happy with the end result,” said Durow.

The event proved to be a challenging one for Red Bull KTM’s Jonathan Mlimi. The High School Class hero had an unfortunate crash that kept him from earning any points in the first moto. With a track record of making epic comebacks, however, Mlimi drew on his past experiences to enter the second moto swinging. Undaunted by the challenging start to the day, the rider tapped into new gears as he raced to the secure victory and a top ten finish overall.

A cherry on the top of what was a highly successful day of racing for the team was yet another podium finish from rising Pro Mini star Trey Cox. Despite a slow start in the first moto, Cox remained consistent and finished 3-2 to take third overall. The rider has now secured the points lead in the 85cc Class. He commented, “What I’m happy about most is that for the first time I managed to get the red plate! I’m going to hold onto it for as long as I can.”

Published by: Louwrens Mahoney

SA MOTOCROSS – NO STOPPING PURDON IN PE

What South African National Motocross Round 2 Report
Where Rover, Gqebehra, EP
When Saturday 3 April 2021
Community South Africa National

Local Cathcart EP hero in charge after second round

Eastern Province home hero Tristan Purdon and his Red Bull KTM stamped authority on the second round of the Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship at the Rover Raceway in Port Elizabeth Saturday. The Cathcart rider extended his championship advantage in both the MX1 and MX2 championships in a great, if again a little controversial day’s racing at Gqebehra.

Purdon was untouchable in open class MX1, where he raced to a double victory over David Goosen’s Rockstar Energy Drink Husqvarna, and Anthony Raynard’s Tinswalo Yamaha each time. The impressive Royce Griffin was fourth after a couple of fifth places on the day on his Husqvarna to emerge on top of a mid-pack dice with Seth van den Abeele’s similar machine, Yamaha rider Jesse Wright and Cross Country star Bradley Cox on a KTM.

Purdon had something to think about in 250cc MX2 when Camden McLellan popped home from his international duties to stir up the pot. Camden took the first heat before Purdon struck back to take heat 2. Purdon’s Red Bull KTM teammate Cameron Durow took a couple of thirds in the motos to wind up on the podium ahead of David Goosen’s Rockstar Husqvarna, Anthony Raynard’s Tinswalo Yamaha and Keegan Hickson-Mahony’s Yamaha.

Over 30s man Grant Frerichs’ Yamaha held over 40s man Ian Topliss’ similar machine off for MX3 honours as the two extended their advantages in those age groups. Dwayne Kleynhans’ KTM and Ryan Frerichs on a Yamaha took the Senior seconds and thirds while Jaco Smit on a KTM and Bruce Viljoen’s Honda shared the second and third places in Masters.

Kayla Raaff and her Kawasaki and KTM lass Leah Heygate once again shared out the Ladies Motocross wins to leave Port Elizabeth tied on championship points ahead of Husqvarna mounted de Lima sisters Jadene and Cheyenne.

The drama was in the junior classes, starting in 125cc High School, where a third and a second were enough for Stav Orland’s KTM to take the win for the day from Barend du Toit, who rode in second and fourth and Miguel de Waal sixth and a third. That after race 1 winner Ethan Hoffman’s Yamaha retired from race 2 and race 1 winner Jonathan Mlimi’s KTM was excluded from race 1 on a yellow flag transgression. Husqvarna duo Luke Grundy and Kyle Townsend fought it out for fourth and fifth with Blake Young’s KTM sixth overall.

A second in race 2 versus KTM rider Emmanuel Bako’s first race third was enough in 85cc Pro Mini win for Jordan van Wyk’s Husqvarna to take the day as each won the other Pro Mini motos. Trey Cox’s KTM was third with a third and a second ahead of Alon Orland’s KTM and Husqvarna duo Ryan Adler and Liam Botha Pro Mini. KTM kid Andrea Mynhardt took an 85cc Junior double from second in race 1 Tyler Petersen’s Husqvarna, double third-placed Matthew Correia’s KTM, second race second kid Andrew Venter and Ashton Martin’s KTMs.

The 65cc Junior action was once again controversial as a number of riders including top three Jack Pullen, Blake Frost and Aiden Henley were excluded from race 1. That allowed Nicol Smit’s Husqvarna to take the day’s win from Jake van Schoor, Alex Cooper’s Husqvarna and Evan Frost on a KTM. It was the second race in a row where certain of those riders were penalised for the same sins! Pullen’s Husqvarna bounced back to take the second race from Frost’s KTM and van Schoor, who took the day from Smit, Cooper, Frost and Husqvarna kids Sven Larsen and Christopher Brindley.

Aiden Retief’s KTM and Trenton Kretzmann on a Husqvarna each won a baby 50cc MX race and also took a third each to see them share maximum points on the day, just a point clear of double second on the day, Brody Bircher’s KTM. Casper van Zyl wound up fourth on a KTM ahead of Rayden Woolls’ Gas Gas and Husqvarna lightie Lou Rademeyer.

The third round of the championship follows at Phakisa in Welkom in the Free State on Saturday 22 May. The 2021 South African National Motocross Championship is proudly presented by Motorsport South Africa in partnership with Cannabis Energy Drink, TRP Distributors, Prepsol, Bridgestone, Thor, Gaerne, FMF, Pro Taper, 100%, Fly Racing, Ogio, Bandit Graffix and the Race Shop.

Issued on behalf of SA Motocross

Photography by: Ruben Louw

RED BULL KTM READY FOR INFAMOUS ROVER

Image from the 2021 MX National | Round 1 | Captured by Sage Lee Voges for http://www.zcmc.co.za


National Motocross Championship – Round 2

The next stop on the National Motocross Championship takes riders to the only sandy track of the season – Gqeberha’s notorious Rover. With its thick sand and deep ruts, Rover has a strong reputation as the most physically demanding track the country has to offer.

For Red Bull KTM, the main focus heading into this event has been preparation. Despite a double-dose of confidence after his MX1 and MX2 victory in the opening round, star rider Tristan Purdon has wasted no time getting ready for the challenge in store.

“Racing at Rover is completely different to racing on hard-pack. Everything from the way you pass other riders during the race to your bike set-up changes. As the day progresses the track becomes extremely taxing on your body – it’s really just survival of the fittest out there,” said Purdon.

Fully aware of the fitness required to perform at an event like this, he added: “I’ve trained really hard for this race, especially off the bike with Louwrens Mahoney. With my goal to maintain my points lead in both classes and hold onto the red plates throughout the year, I had to make sure that I was physically prepared for this one.”

Red Bull KTM teammates Cameron Durow and Trey Cox have spent the past few weeks training at KwaZulu-Natal’s Hammarsdale – one of the only other sand tracks South Africa has to offer. Like Purdon, Durow also realizes the importance of fitness in this event and mentions placing extra focus on time spent in the gym.

In an effort to do everything he can to set himself up for MX2 victory, he also explains his bike set-up: “Besides getting my fitness ready, I’ve made sure that my KTM 250 SF-X is set-up for the sand as well. I mostly did some small adjustments to my front suspension and will put a fresh Pirelli sand tyre on before the race – that’s pretty much all I need to do to get my orange machine ready to race,” said Durow.

Having come painfully close to snatching 85cc victory in the opening round, new recruit Cox has a very specific goal as he prepares for round two: “I won the first heat in the opening round but had a crash in the second moto that really set me back. My goal this time is to be more consistent and try put the two motos together. It’s hard to predict what could happen at Rover though – you never know when the sand monster could bite you!” joked Cox.

Rounding out the orange squad is Jonathan Mlimi who has his sights set one thing only – snapping up the win in both heats to secure as many points as possible. The rider admits to feeling slightly disappointed by the results of the first round despite securing a spot on the podium. With a laser focus on victory, Mlimi will certainly be a force to be reckoned with this weekend.

Published by: Louwrens Mahoney

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA SET FOR SANDY GQEBERHA

For South Africa’s motorsport fans, Gqeberha is far more renowned for its sandy terrain than its impressive wind. Home to the popular Rover track, the city has become a hub for motocross riders that enjoy the challenge of thick sand and deep ruts.

As the second round of the National Motocross Championship approaches, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna head to Gqeberha for one of the most highly anticipated events of the season. The team’s leading MX1 and MX2 rider David Goosen commented: “I’m super excited for Rover – it’s always been a really good track for me. It’s a race that will definitely show who has come prepared and done their homework and who hasn’t. If you show up without having put in the work, then you’re in trouble!”

Having won several events at Rover in his career, Goosen has a wealth of experience to fall back on and is eager to repeat his past victories. Confident in his preparation for the event, he said: “The thing that gives me the most confidence going into this is the way I’ve prepared for it. I’ve been doing a lot more testing on my Husqvarna FC 450 / FC 250 since the first round and I’m feeling really comfortable on the new bikes. We’ve improved on a couple of things and I feel like I’ve really settled into the swing of racing for the new team.”

Teammate Neil van der Vyver will line-up with a target on his back as he attempts to stake his claim in what is still very new 85cc territory. The rising star faced the setback of a bad start by his own high standard in the opening round and is out for redemption this weekend: “I’ve mostly been working on starts and techniques for the past couple of weeks. I’ve made sure that everything from the bike to my body is where it needs to be – I’ve been keeping my fitness up and also dialled in my suspension after lots of testing,” he said.

Like Goosen, the youngster is undaunted by the sandy track and even rated Rover as one of his favourite places to race.

Husqvarna South Africa’s Brand Manager Fred Fensham shares a parting shot as his team prepares for what will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting races of the season: “Rover has been a good hunting ground for us in the past. We really feel that our riders have done such good preparation and are as ready as can be!”

Published by: Fred Fensham

PRE-REGISTRATION EXTENDED UNTIL 15 MAY

Preparations for the 2021 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) continues and the Organising Committee, in agreement with the FMI and the FIM, has decided to extend the pre-registration closing date.

Despite the ongoing difficulties due to the current pandemic situation, the Organising Committee of the 2021 ISDE is rapidly proceeding with the preparatory work for the event that will take place from Monday 30 August to Saturday 4 September between Lombardy and Piedmont with the event HQ and the paddock located at Voghera-Rivanazzano Terme airport.


Whilst hoping for an improvement in the pandemic situation, the organisers have designed some feasibility plans and confirm without a doubt that the event will take place normally and are ready to apply any necessary protocols.


In the meantime, an extension of the pre-registration period has been decided, which does not close at the end of March but now on 15 May.


On the national team front, the succession of the United States national team, trophy holders from the 2019 ISDE in Portugal, has already been prevented. However, the World Trophy class will again include Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela. Junior trophy Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.


The Junior Trophy class line up compromises of Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.


Six national federations are currently fielding the Women’s team: Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.


In all class, the line ups for the Italian national teams are still missing but will be presented in the next few days. There are also numerous teams of registered clubs from all over the globe.


Great work continues regarding the relationship with the regions of Pavia and Alessandria, which is ready to host the ISDE Enduro Team World Championship: In March numerous meetings were held with the Local Authorities to reread and deepen the agreements already made in 2019 in anticipation of the postponed 2020 edition. The Organising Committee met the Mayor Fabrizio Fracassi of Pavia, the capital city of the province – where the presentation parade will take place on Saturday 28 August – who have guaranteed total support of the event. A positive meeting was also held with Paola Garlaschelli, Mayor of Voghera, the city a few kilometres from the paddock, which also in this case offered a very warm welcome. There were also meetings with the Administration of the Province of Pavia, the Chamber of Commerce, the municipalities of the ISDE area and other important Authorities.

“We have extended the pre-registrations in agreement with the FIM to allow all those who are still undecided due to the pandemic to assess the situation,” explained Valter Carbone, member of the Organising Committee. “There are important national teams, strong protagonists from past editions, who are intend to participate, but do not yet have access to flight schedules and find themselves in scenarios that are currently difficult to manage, such as possible quarantines on departure and arrival and any other complications that we can imagine at the moment. However, we look forward with the hope that there will be an improvement in everything, especially thanks to the vaccination campaign.”


“We look at the situation with confidence,” said Edoardo Zucca, member of the Organising Committee responsible for marketing and part of the relations with the Authorities. “The 2021 ISDE will take place in any case: we are evaluating various plans, and in the worse-case scenario we could have to foresee the development where access to the paddock will only be for riders and staff, but I believe that with the progress in vaccinations and with the arrival of the summer season the situation can definitely improve. We all hope so, for everything, not just for the ISDE.”


Picture Caption:  Edoardo Zucca, member of the Organising Committee responsible for marketing and part of the relations with the Authorities © FIM

KAWASAKI SCORES FIRST CROSS COUNTRY PODIUM

What South African Cross Country Moto Round 2 Report
Where Modimolle, Limpopo Province
When Saturday 27 March 2021
Community South Africa National

Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing KX450XC third in second outing

Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing made its presence felt with a first podium at the second SA Cross Country national at Modimolle on Saturday. While results remain provisional following a scoring conundrum, D’Artagnan Lobjoit ended a stunning third in OR1 on his KX450XC, Taki Bogiages rode his KX250XC home fifth in OR3, Peter Holl was also fifth in Masters on a similar machine and Kyle Mckenzie had an encouraging run in OR3.

“That’s Modimolle done and dusted!” D’Artagnan Lobjoit explained. “It was great to be back on my Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing KX450XC, which felt great the whole day in virgin conditions that also suited my riding style. “My Showa suspension soaked up the bumps when the track became rougher as the day went on to let me keep on charging hard. “I’m feeling comfortable and confident on my Kawasaki and looking forward to a good year ahead for the team and me!”

“The results are a bit confusing, but yesterdays race was really challenging for me,” Taki Bogiaiges explained. “I woke up feeling ill, which made it tough from the get go. “The terrain was really hard but awesome, my Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing KX250XC really felt great everywhere, even when I was really tired. “I pushed through and the result wasn’t bad! “I was one of many to get a little lost, so let’s see what happens, but I am delighted with a provisional third in class.”

My Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing KX250XC never missed a beat this weekend,” Kyle Mackenzie pointed out. “It performed perfectly throughout without any problems. “I really enjoyed the terrain that included everything from sand to fast flowing sections and then straight into the mountains and I felt more comfortable after each lap. “I’m happy with my fitness and never got tired — I am so lucky and privileged to be part of such an amazing team.”

Peter Holl was delighted with his one-off weekend on the little Kawasaki KX250XC. “I was shocked by the pace of my little 250cc machine,” the 2018 Masters champion admitted. “I’m used to the brute power of the 500 I usually ride and was expecting sto struggle, but the little Kawasaki 250 proved shockingly quick and so nimble, which made it possible for me to compete with the Masters on the 500s up front and that really is impressive.”Thanks to Iain and the ream for the chance to race!”

“The guys rode their hearts out and we scored some brilliant results at Modimolle this weekend,” Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing team boss Iain Pepper concluded. “In only our second race, we are on the podium on stock standard engines and suspension, which is truly heartening. “Now we need to continue to progress — we have a brilliiant team, great riders and great bikes — Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing is only going to improve — see you at Vryburg at the end of May!”

Issued on behalf of Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing

GQEBERHA POISED FOR MOTOCROSS BATTLE

What    South African National Motocross Round 2 Preview
Where    Rover, Gqebehra, EP
When    Saturday 3 April 2021
Community    South Africa National

If the opening round of the 2021 Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship at Terra Topia was anything to go by, fans can expect two certainties at Rover’s second round in Port Elizabeth Saturday 3 April. One is that the action will probably be even fiercer and two, local EP Red Bull KTM hero, Tristan Purdon will have a target on his back.

Cathcart rider Purdon won both MX1 and MX2 in Jozi last time out and his rivals now want revenge in both the open 450cc and quarter-litre classes. Tristan will have to deal with David Goosen’s Rockstar Energy Drink Husqvarna, Anthony Raynard Tinswalo Yamaha, Jesse Wright’s Out of Africa Monster Energy Yamaha in both those classes.

Others to keep an eye on in MX1 include KTM riders, Holeshot King Johan Vogelesang, Bradley Cox and Jayden Proctor in MX1. And expect Cameron Durow on a Red Bull KTM, Dalton Venter’s Yamaha and Jayden Proctor on a KTM to also be at the sharp end in MX2.

Over-40’s Masters champion Ian Topliss will be back at it in MX3, where Dwayne Kleynhans’ KTM and Deon du Toit on a Kawasaki could deliver some over 30s resistance. Kayla Raaff will want to get back to her usual dominant Ladies Motocross ways on her Kawasaki, but not if KTM lass Leah Heygate has anything to do with. They shared the honours last time out. Husqvarna sisters Jadene and Cheyenne de Lima will be among the other ladies looking for a little Nelson Mandela Bay success this weekend.

Expect another full grid of 125cc High School class fighters to be out to stop last round winners, Red Bull KTM rider Jonathan Mlimi and Miguel de Waal on another KTM. Out of Africa Monster Energy Yamaha lad Ethan Hoffman, Mark-Anthony Filip’s KTM and Luke Grundy’s Husqvarna are among those more likely to depose them.

Trey Cox’s Red Bull KTM and Lucca Mynhardt’s KTM were the 85cc Pro Mini bikes to beat last time out, so expect Gas Gas rider Emmanuel Bako and Husqvarna trio Wian du Plooy, Neil van der Vyver and Jordan van Wyk to be on their cases in PE this weekend.

The 65cc juniors will no doubt pay more attention to yellow flags this weekend after several leading riders suffered penalties last time out. Which means Gas Gas rider Blade Tilley, Jack Pullen’s Husqvarna and Trent Valsecchi’s KTM will be out to make up a little lost ground. They will have. Blake Frost on a KTM, Aiden Henley’s Yamaha and Husqvarna trio Sven Larsen, Nicol Smit and Alex Cooper to deal with too.

Trenton Kretzman on a Husqvarna and Gas Gas rider Rayden Woolls will both be keen for more baby 50cc moto success this weekend. They must however first beat KTM kids Maxwell Fourie, Ross Mackenzie, Aiden Retief, Travis Liddell and Casper van Zyl.

Racing continues under lockdown, which means no spectators at Rover. That will not prevent more great fields from delivering brilliant racing in Gqebehra. The 2021 South African National Motocross Championship is proudly presented by Motorsport South Africa in partnership with Cannabis Energy Drink, TRP Distributors, Prepsol, Bridgestone, Thor, Gaerne, FMF, Pro Taper, 100%, Fly Racing, Ogio, Bandit Graffix and the Race Shop.

Issued on behalf of SA Motocross

Photography by:  Ruben Louw

MOTUL GOES OFF ROAD ENDURO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FIM ISDE

The FIM is delighted to announce that Motul has become one the main partners of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE). The agreement with the French lubricant company is for an initial two year period and also sees them hold Lubricant and Maintenance exclusivity at the event. The newly signed deal, with what remains the oldest event in the FIM calendar, will see Motul fully launch into the Enduro off-road segment, complementing its existing involvements in the Dakar amongst other all-terrain events and its partnership with the off-road bike manufacturer Sherco.

Only a year ago Motul signed a global partnership deal with the fast-growing, exciting and championship-winning bike manufacturer, Sherco, which also encompasses its racing activities. Motul and Sherco will offer a wide range of support services during the ISDE to around twenty privateer bikers from around the world plus, of course, support for the official factory team riders in their respective national teams.

The 2021 edition of the FIM ISDE will take place in the Apennine region of Northern Italy between Lombardy and Piedmont from 30th August to 4th September. The crème de la crème of enduro riders will travel over punishing off-road surfaces through the Italian countryside before ending with The Final Motocross on the Tazio Nuvolari Circuit, south of Milan. The total length of the course, including special tests, will be approximately one thousand kilometres and the riders will do one lap each day, some of which will be time checked.

Motul will be playing a leading role in this iconic event, and both competitors and fans will enjoy a major activation programme onsite as well as following all the action and excitement digitally through Motul’s social media platforms. The highly recognisable Motul Racing Lab truck will be on site offering oil analysis and free advice to riders, just as it does on the Dakar. Customers and Motul Ambassadors will be also present from different parts of the world.

Enduro racing is hard in every sense! There are long stages, often over sun-baked, rock-hard terrain or in dusty valleys, and temperatures can soar. Keeping both bike and rider moving smoothly is therefore a key component on the route to success. Bikes will benefit from Motul’s race-proven 300V Factory Line Off Road and 300V2 products, plus the specific 800 2T engine oil which is tailored for off-road use. Motul RBF 700 Factory Line Racing Brake Fluid is an ultra-high performance fluid perfect for this environment, and Motocool and the full range of MC Care products will be the ideal products for every competitor.

Anton Malyshev, Motul Head of Business – Powersports said: “This is a really exciting development for us, and it will offer us the perfect opportunity to validate and promote the quality and performance of our extensive range of off-road products in front of the whole enduro community. We have formed an excellent relationship with the FIM over the years, largely through our partnerships in other motorcycle championships, but to partner with such an historic and globally famous event is very special. We can’t wait for it all to kick off at the end of August and to be working closely alongside our partner Sherco on this!”


Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communications Director said: “The International Six Days of Enduro is the oldest World Championship event that the FIM has in its calendar and the arrival of a premium brand such as Motul is confirmation that the 6 Days is not only an iconic event and a proving ground for men and machines, but that it is also a unique platform for B2C marketing activations thanks to the huge participation of the riders and the fans at every edition. Having Motul as the main partner of the ISDE reinforces their position in the off-road racing market and also strengthens our fruitful marketing and technical cooperation in the enduro segment too.”

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