National Cross Country – Round 6 – Virginia Trails

It would be remis of anyone to dismiss the Brother Leader Tread KTM Cross Country outfit as the team sets their sights on podium positions as the championship concludes at Virginia Trails in KZN this weekend. According to KTM South Africa’s Grant Frerichs, the team will come out swinging this weekend where this venue has treated the team well in the past.
Brad Cox has a score to settle after crashing out the previous round and will be hard to keep off the podium again this weekend. He commented: “I’m excited for this weekend, it is always nice to race at home and stay in my own bed the night before, I am feeling good and ready to get the final round underway!”
Matthew Wilson who currently sits in 3rd overall and 1st in his class said “I’m really excited but feeling the pressure of the final round coming up this Saturday, I know it’s going to be a long grueling day of racing, but I couldn’t be more excited and prepared.” He then went on to add: “I’m feeling confident going into the final round knowing I’ve got my KTM 250 XCF dialled in and I have the best support I could ask for from KTM, I’ll just do my best and get across that finish line!”
Scott Heygate who is second in the OR2 class will be looking for a strong finish to bring home the title. “Really looking forward to the race, I enjoy the riding down in KZN and the mixed terrain really suits my riding” he said. He added “It has been an amazing season so far and I have learnt a lot  and looking forward to finishing off the year strong.”

Rounding off the team, Kerim Fitz-Gerald, coming back after a tough last round commented: “I really enjoy riding in Durban, especially in the sugar cane and forest sections, it is a lot more technical than what we’re used to but still excited”. He went on to say “I’m really looking forward to the weekend, always chasing that win but also have to be consistent and keep on fighting with the front guys.”

Published by:  Grant Frerichs

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