NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP – PORTERVILLE | ROUND 5
The penultimate round of the Cross Country National Championship that took place near Porterville in the Western Cape this weekend was a bitter sweet one for Husqvarna Racing.
In what was described as a very challenging weekend on many fronts ranging from fuel shortage problems due to longer and faster than expected laps. “It was Brett Swanepoel’s crafty approach and smart race craft that saved the day and he fought back to claim the overall win once again,” said Grant Frerichs from Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa.
“We came away from Cape Town National with a good points lead, it was a real challenging day in all aspects but we managed to put up a good fight to the end and bring home the overall,” a clearly relieved Swanepoel said. Heading into the final round it bodes well for him to retain the red plate when the championship heads to Virginia trails KZN.
“Another challenging weekend with a whole host of bad luck but I showed I have the speed in time trial lapping a minute faster than anyone else but the fuel was a problem for us and unfortunately ruined my chance for another overall win but there is 1 more round left for redemption and I will make sure I give myself and the team the best chance possible” commented a despondent Michael Docherty.
Published by: Grant Frerichs