South Africa’s motorsport heroes return to racing
After being deprived of racing for just over seven months, South Africa’s motorsport heroes are about to be let loose. The second round of the National Cross Country Championship will take place at Rhino Park on Saturday, 12 September, in a race environment significantly modified to comply with Covid-19 regulations.
Spearheading the hunt for a championship title in the prestigious OR1 Class is Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Charan Moore. As the promising new recruit of the team, Moore takes his place at the start line sporting the red plate reserved for the championship leader.
To shake off the cobwebs and get back into race mode, Moore signed up for a GXCC Racing event last weekend – Gauteng’s regional racing series. With a first place in the OR1 Class and third place overall, Moore proved to be as confident as ever.
Looking to defend his 2019 title is reigning OR2 Champion Jarryd Coetzee. With a current second place in his class overall, Coetzee will leave no table unturned as he looks to reclaim the top step.
“I’m very excited to be back in the mix and reunited with my KTM team family. It’s been a long lay-off, so the nerves are setting in, but I’m looking forward to getting out there and having some fun,” said Coetzee.
Eager to pick up where he left off is Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Bradley Cox. The multi-disciplined star couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2020 season after he claimed both the Cross Country and Enduro victory in Lesotho. With a strong determination to keep the winning momentum going, Cox will look to defend the maiden OR3 Cross Country title that he worked so hard to achieve in 2019.
Tristan Purdon, who started the season with the team this year, will no longer be racing in the Cross Country Championship but will instead be committing fully to chasing the National Motocross Championship.
KTM South Africa’s Marketing Manager Louwrens Mahoney commented, “After an unexpected pause in the racing season, we are excited to be #BackInTheRace. Even though we were able to all stay connected and active during various KTM campaigns during lockdown, there is nothing that can compare to racing itself. I am confident in our team, and know that their dedication and commitment during the lockdown will result in competitive racing and solid championship points.”
Published by: KTM Press Service
Picture Caption: Bradley Cox at the start of the 2020 season