With only just over a week to go before this year’s edition of “The Mother of Hard Enduro” (9 – 12 Nov) the excitement is palpable as competitors and their support teams make their final preparations for the daunting challenge of the Maloti Mountains.
As official lubricant partner of the 2022 Roof, Motul will be supplying their 710 2T lubricant to the event organisers for use by all riders taking part in the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron classes. They will also be establishing a station at each of the unassisted service points during the race offering emergency product support (including Motul lubricants, coolants and other products).
Motul will also be sponsoring the Bike Wash station under the watchful eye of long-time Roof collaborator Craig Kruger of Extreme Clean and his local team. The three 5 000L tanks will subsequently be donated to the local community by supplier Eco Tanks, as in previous years.
“Whatever the weather – and it’s almost impossible to predict – the bikes are certain to pick up a great deal of mud or dust which can impact their performance. The Bike Wash facility offers a respite from the tough Roof conditions for professional riders and amateur enthusiasts alike, and we’ll be using Motul’s biodegradable bike wash throughout,” commented Kruger.
“Supporting all the participants at this year’s Roof, from the professionals to the weekend warriors, gives us a chance to get closer to the riding community and motorsports fans. It’s also a great way to put our range of premium lubricants through their paces under some extremely challenging conditions – we’re excited to showcase our products in this way,” commented Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean.
This year, Roof fans can once again get close to the action, whether at the official Start/Finish point at the renowned Bushman’s Pass, or at the various viewing areas throughout the mountains of Lesotho.
For Enduro enthusiasts, the highlight will be watching a strong field of international riders challenge defending champion Wade Young (riding for the Sherco Factory Team powered by Motul) as he seeks to retain his title and come a step closer to equalling Alfie Cox’s record total of nine Roof wins.
“We’re excited to see Wade ride the latest 2023 Sherco 300 SE Factory edition. It’s the ultimate extreme Enduro weapon straight out of the box and another reason why there are over 25 Sherco bikes in the starting line-up this year,” commented Ben Du Toit from Sherco South Africa. “As always, we are offering all Sherco riders a comprehensive support package that includes tyre fitment, spares availability and race prep at the end of each day,” he added. This year’s Roof will see the continuation of the Sherco/Motul 360-degree global partnership, first announced in 2020.
For all the latest Roof news and views in the run-up to the event, visit: https://roofofafrica.co.ls/
To learn more about Motul’s product range and commitment to motorsports sponsorship, visit https://www.motul.com/za/en
Motul is a world-class French company with 169 years of experience in the specialised formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (for two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its Motul Tech division.
Since its inception in 1853, Motul has been recognised for the quality of its products, commitment to innovation and involvement in competition, and is also acknowledged as a specialist in synthetic lubricants. In 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant, derived from the aeronautical industry and making use of esters technology: 300V lubricant.
Motul partners with many manufacturers and racing teams in order to further their technological product development through experience gained in motorsports. It has served as an official supplier for teams competing in iconic Road racing, Trials, Enduro, Endurance, Superbike, Supercross, Rallycross and World GT1 events, including 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), 24 Hours of Spa, Le Mans Series, Andros Trophy, the Dakar Rally and the Roof of Africa.
Published by: Listen Up – Adilia Joubert