Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Hondas star in Middelburg
What GXCC Cross Country Round 7 Race Report
Where Dirt Trax, Middelburg MP
When Saturday 22 October 2022
Community Gauteng Regional
It was a case of touch of pink, a little gold and podiums all round as Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Honda Racing raked in the trophies at a challenging penultimate seventh round GXCC Gauteng Cross Country championship race at Dirt Trax near Middelburg on Saturday.
The big one for the team on a day raced in pink in support of cancer awareness, saw Leah Heygate storm home to win the ladies class aboard her pink-trimmed Sleepover Tork Craft CIT red rocket Honda CRF 250 RX. Heygate is having an exceptional year aboard her Honda, having already ended up a fine ninth in the national 250cc OR3 championship.
Gareth Cole meanwhile enjoyed a great day, riding home third overall and second in the OR1 aboard his open class Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Red Rocket Honda CRF 450 RX. Cole, who already has a national open class win under his belt is limbering up well for an all-out red rocket cross country attack in 2023.
Another to impress on a tricky and dusty route was Tyron Beverley, who rode Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Honda Racing’s experimental CRF 300 RX home a fine second in the OR2 class. Young Liam Scheepers rounded off a great Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Racing outing with second place in the 65cc Juniors.
“Middelburg was dusty and difficult on some varied and tricky terrain,” team boss Harry Grobler concluded. “But our Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Racing red rocket Hondas came through with flying colours, so a special thank you to everyone involved, from our riders to the pit crew, family and friends who had a part in another great day of GXCC racing.”
Issued on behalf of CIT Honda Racing
Photography by: Action in motion