Image from the National Enduro Championship – Round 1 – Captured by Sage Lee Voges for

An onslaught is imminent as Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing prepare to return to the National Enduro Championship this weekend. The event will take place in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday – the province many hail as ‘enduro paradise’.

Spearheading the hunt for a championship title in the E2 Class is Brett Swanepoel. After relentlessly working his way back up the ranks last season, Swanepoel has been ear-marked as a favourite for the title this year.

As both a former National E1 Enduro and National OR2 Cross Country Champion, the multi-disciplined star is about to pull out all the stops in hopes of adding another title to his already decorated resume.

Swanepoel goes into the weekend third in E2, but will relish the chance to fight his way back up the leaderboard.

“It’s been a long time since our last enduro race, and I’m so looking forward to getting back out there. We live for days with dirt and a whole lot of horsepower!” said an excited Swanepoel.

Another rider from the Husqvarna squad to look out for on Saturday is the prodigious young talent Matthew Green. If he hadn’t done it already, Green proved that he has more than enough pace to keep up with the frontrunners in this sport as the 2019 season closed.

After a top 10 finish amongst both national and international stars at the Roof of Africa, the youngster shook off his ‘rookie status’ and made it clear that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the National E1 Enduro Class.

The rider had a solid start to the national season this year, but unfortunately had to pull out of the second round due to an illness. Like Swanepoel, Green will be looking to pave out a redemption path this weekend.

Published by: Fred Fensham – Husqvarna Motorcycles SA

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