Brother Leader Tread KTM | National Enduro Round 3
It was an exciting weekend of racing for Brother Leader Tread KTM who took on the first National Enduro event under Covid-19 regulations. Riders faced a demanding route in KwaZulu-Natal – the province infamous for its technical terrain and unforgiving trails.
Bringing home some silverware was the team’s rising enduro talent Bradley Cox, who finished in second overall in the E1 Class. While Cox was chuffed to secure a spot on the podium, he is unrelenting in his determination to take the top step this year.
Fresh off a second place in the National Cross Championship two weeks ago, the rider commented: “It was a good day in the office! Like we expected, it was an extremely tough track. It feels like September has been a month of second places for me, but I still made some valuable points for the title,” said a determined Cox.
It was a tough day in the saddle for his Brother Leader Tread KTM teammate Scott Bouverie. In the highly competitive E2 Class, the rider only just missed securing a spot on the podium and finished in fourth overall.
“I didn’t have much in the tank today, but it was so good to be out racing again. Thank you to my team and sponsors for the ongoing support,” said Bouverie.
Rounding out the orange team on Saturday was Jarryd Coetzee and Charan Moore, who are more well-known in the Cross Country circle.
With the hope of gaining new skills, Coetzee signed up for the National Enduro Championship at the start of the season. It didn’t take long for him to showcase his potential in this discipline, and after a solid start to the season lined-up on Saturday with a fifth place on the E2 leaderboard overall.
Coetzee withdrew from the event, however, after an unfortunate crash in the sighting lap.
While teammate Moore is committed to the Cross Country Championship, he used the event this weekend as an opportunity to test himself and gain valuable time in the saddle. As the director of the Roof of Africa, Moore felt right at home as he chipped away at Natal’s technical terrain. He not only conquered the demanding route but finished in an impressive fourth place in the E1 Class.
As the team prepares for the next round in October, KTM South Africa’s Marketing Manager Louwrens Mahoney commented: “Really proud of the Brother Leader Tread KTM team and their performance. It was a tough and demanding route, and we did not get the results we were aiming for – but we are walking away with valuable championship points. We now know what to work on and are really excited for the next round of the National Enduro.”
Published by: KTM Press Service