The third round of the National Motocross Championship moves to Bloemfontein on Saturday and will prove to be an action-packed day of racing for the Red Bull KTM team considering their stellar second-round performance!

The orange team put on a spectacular performance at Thunder Valley, Pietermaritzburg, as they stormed to MX1, MX2, High School, and Pro Mini Class victories respectively. Cameron Durow enters the third round of the championship with his first MX1 heat win at a national event, with teammate Purdon right behind him.
Durow commented, “It is really good to be in the championship hunt for both MX1 and MX2. For Round 3, I am going to try and keep up the momentum and keep doing what I’ve been doing in MX2, win the class and extend the points lead. In MX1 I really want to try and secure my first overall win.”
Adding to the excitement of the day Tristan Purdon added, “I’m looking very forward to Bloem. I really enjoy the track. I have such good memories and got my first win for KTM there. I won my championship in Bloem in 2020 as well so it’s a very exciting track to be at and I enjoy it a lot. The pre-nationals went very well, wanted to make some points up in MX2 and extend my point lead in MX1 so I’m hoping for a good day.”
Teammate and young gun Jonathan Mlimi in the MX2 class who rounded out the podium in third during Round Two said, “I really want to get a top-three podium finish for the next round of the Motocross Nationals for both MX2 heats and win the overall for the day. I have been putting in a lot of work, am training hard and I know I can do it.”

He added “I’m currently in third place in the championship, which is very good for me as it is my first year in the MX2 class. I know I have the speed to run with the top riders, I just haven’t had the race to show that, so I’m hoping that I can prove that in Bloemfontein.” Mlimi has put on an impressive performance thus far and hopes to battle it out for the win in the rounds to come.
High School Class rider, Luke Grundy added another impressive victory and explained, “My goal for the next round is to win the Bloem National. I have been training hard on and off the bike. I am pushing hard to get a championship win this year and am going into Round 3 feeling very positive.”
Last but not least, Pro Mini rising talent, Trey Cox, had an unforgettable Round 2, including a victory in what he described as “the best weekend of his life”. He had the following to say about his upcoming races in Bloemfontein, “I’m going into the next round on a high after winning in Pietermaritzburg, so I’m going to try and do the same thing in Bloem. I’m feeling really good and very comfortable on the bike. The track is one of my favourites and I enjoy riding there, so I’m looking very forward to the third round.”

Published by:  Louwrens Mahoney

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