National Cross Country Championship – Porterville
The recent run of bad luck for the boys in orange has the Brother Leader Tread KTM squad eyeing redemption as they head down to the Western Cape for the second to last round of the National Cross Country Championship to be held in Porterville this weekend.
Matthew Wilson’s level-headed approach bodes well for the team and he was quoted as saying “I’m hoping to have another good day out and extend my points lead going into the last round to try eliminate as much pressure as possible.”
Kerim Fitz-Gerald has been knocking on the door of an overall WIN and is looking more and more comfortable on his 350 XCF saying: “I’m looking forward to another chance at grabbing my first Cross Country over all race”.
Brad Cox who has been plagued by bad luck of late added: “Excited for this weekend after a super good training block I’ve gone through and looking to redeem myself after an unlucky last round”.
It will be a first outing to Porterville for young Scott Heygate who commented that he is really looking forward to racing in some new terrain adding that “I’ll be looking for another solid result after being just shy of the overall podium the last two rounds so looking forward to try crack into the top 3 down in Porterville.”
Grant Frerichs, Group Marketing Manager from KTM South Africa is optimistic about the team’s chances. “We come into the weekend with a wide variety of opportunities for all our riders, Matthew Wilson has a red plate to look after and Brad Cox is racing for race wins at the moment with no championship in mind for the time being,” he said. “We also have the OR2 duo of Kerim Fitz-Gerald and Scott Heygate both fighting for overall podiums and class honours, so it is great to have all the riders with different individual goals fighting for wins” he added.
Published by: Grant Frerichs
Photography by: Sage Lee Voges – ZCMC Media