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A CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR FOR KAWASAKI

What GXCC Cross Country Round 8 Race Report
Where Carletonville, Gauteng
When Saturday 26 November 2022
Community Gauteng Regional

Team Green closes fine season with more titles

Kawasaki Racing closed its 2022 Cross Country Motorcycle racing season off in championship winning style at the final GXCC Gauteng Cross Country round down Carletonville way on Saturday.

South African National OR1 Cross Country champion Mike Pentecost added one more dominant championship winner’s red plate to his collection, with yet another emphatic GXCC overall win on his Franchise Co. Tork Craft Kawasaki KX 450 X. 

Another Kawasaki SA champion, Senior Cross Country class King Kenny Gilbert also won again aboard his Pepson Plastics Scottish Cables Motul KX 450 X, while Warrick van Schalkwyk rode his Franchise Co. Tork Craft Kawasaki to Masters class victory too.

Other Team green riders to shine at Carletonville included John Botha who closed off a strong regional season with third in 250cc OR3 aboard his Franchise Co. Tork Craft Kawasaki KX 250 X. OR3 regular Taki Bogiages meanwhile rode home fifth in the Open class as he stepped up to an OR1 Pepson Plastics Scottish Cables Motul Kawasaki KX 450 X.

Circuit racer Lee Thompson ended third in Seniors, while Veteran Pepson Plastics Scottish Cables Motul Kawasaki teammate and team boss Iain Pepper enjoyed a welcome return. He raced alongside celebrity circuit car racing duo, son Jordan, who is more famous for winning in Lamborghinis in the US, and SA SupaCup winner and son in law to be, Keegan Campos.

“That brings a brilliant season of Cross Country racing to a fine end for Kawasaki, “Iain Pepper confirmed. “Well done to all involved on some incredible achievements” Franchise Co. Tork Craft Kawasaki team boss Harry Grobler concluded: “Our men in green have had a fantastic race and championship winning season. “Now for 2023 – we can’t wait!” 

Issued on behalf of Kawasaki Cross Country

Photography by: Action in Motion

IT’S LADIES FIRST FOR HONDA’S LEAH

What GXCC Cross Country Round 8 Race Report
Where Carletonville, Gauteng
When Saturday 26 November 2022
Community Gauteng Regional

Leah’s Ladies title tops fine Honda racing year

Honda’s Red Rockets enjoyed a championship winning day at the final round GXCC Gauteng Cross Country championship in Carletonville on Saturday. 

Lady racer Leah Heygate topped the Honda headlines with yet another class victory to take the 2022 GXCC Northern Regions Ladies title aboard her Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Honda CRF 250 RX. The Ladies title crowns an exceptional season for Leah and adds to her fine ninth against the guys in the national 250cc OR3 championship.

Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Honda CRF 450 RX teammates Gareth Cole and Hayden Louw meanwhile enjoyed a great day, riding home seconds apart in second and third in the open class OR1. Cole, who has already won at national level, and Louw are poised for an all-out Red Rocket Cross Country attack in 2023.

Sleepover Craft CIT racer Marco Cocci meanwhile brought his Honda home second in Seniors, while Liam Scheepers delivered another second place in 65cc Juniors. Teammate Tyron Beverley meanwhile brought the team’s experimental CRF 300 RX home an impressive third in the OR2 class, as 250cc OR3 rider Haydn Cole eased back from injury.

“We are delighted to crown Honda’s Cross Country return with a splendid Ladies title for Leah Heygate,” team boss Harry Grobler concluded. “Special thanks to every member of our awesome Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Racing team. “We have now made our line in the sand and look forward to a meaningful step forward into 2023. “Bring it on!”

Issued on behalf of CIT Honda Racing

Photography by: Action in motion

2023 FIM AFRICA MOTOCROSS OF AFRICAN NATIONS

Dear Motocross enthusiasts locally and internationally

FIM Africa, Motorsport South Africa and the MSA Motocross Commission are excited to announce that the 2023 FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations (MXOAN) will be held from 11-13 August 2023 at:

  • ZONE 7, CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

Congratulations to Zone 7, and we look forward to all our national, continental, and international participants joining us for what will be a spectacular event hosted in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

For further information regarding the facility or any queries, please feel free to contact the MSA MX Commission on email mxcommission@samxnationals.co.za

Issued by Neville Townsend on behalf of the MSA MX Commission