What GXCC Cross Country Round 6 Report
Where Rysmierbult, Northwest Province
When Saturday 17 September 2022
Community Gauteng Regional
Pentecost victorious, four class wins too
Kawasaki Racing enjoyed a weekend to remember at Rysmierbult’s sixth round GXCC Gauteng Cross Country Championship near Ventersdorp in the Northwest Province on Saturday.
“Kawasaki Racing came, saw and conquered the Rysmierbult GXCC,” Franchise Co. Tork Craft Kawasaki team boss Harry Grobler explained. “We took the overall victory and also won four of the seven classes we entered, with a few podium places elsewhere too.”
In a most successful day at the races, Mike Pentecost rode his Franchise Co. Tork Craft Kawasaki KX 450 X to overall and open class OR1 victory. 2022 SA champion Kenny Gilbert added to the success on his similar Pepson Plastics Scottish Cables Motul machine with the Seniors’ win.
Not to be outdone, made it Warrick van Schalkwyk three Kawasaki victories in the open classes with Masters’ victory on his Franchise Co. KX 450 X. And on the other side of the generation void, young Jake Pretorius took the 65cc primary school class.
But as they say, that’s not all! Pentecost was backed by a strong open class OR1 Kawasaki performance, with Pepson Plastics Scottish Cables Motul lad Jaycee Nienaber a fine third and Tyron Beverley fifth on his Franchise Co. Tork Craft KX 450 X.
Pepson Plastics pair Taki Bogiages and Wade Den meanwhile sandwiched Franchise Co. rider John Botha in a fine Kawasaki KX 250 X 2-3-4 in OR3 and Franchise Co. And Kawasaki juniors, Jaden Els rode home third in 85cc Juniors and Johandre Vermaak was fourth in 85 seniors.
“Kawasaki is becoming the bike to ride in South African Cross Country racing,” Pepson Plastics Scottish Cables Motul team boss Iain Pepper concluded. “We’re finding continued success in every class we enter and that has to be worth considering when buying your next dirtbike.”
Issued on behalf of Kawasaki Cross Country
Photography by: Action in Motion