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RUCHÉ MOODLEY WILL CONTINUE HIS ROAD TO MOTOGP WITH THE FINETWORK MIR JUNIOR TEAM

The South African rider will continue his path to the MotoGP World Championship with the Finetwork MIR Junior Team, after a first year in which he is showing a very positive attitude and evolution since the 1st round of the season in Estoril. Jerez was a great proof of this, with 2 great starts that placed him in 1st position, which allowed him to fight in the front group and get his best result of the season.

In his 2nd full season in the HETC, he is achieving very good results and beating more experienced riders in the category, which shows the great potential of this young South African rider, who is also making his debut this year at the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

The team has secured the continuity of the talented South African rider Moodley by signing a multi-year deal that will see him move up to JuniorGP (Moto3) in 2024.

Ruchè Moodley: “I am very excited about my renewal with this great team, which has made a considerable effort to provide me the best material to be able to fight for my dream. My commitment is maximum to take the team to the top. Many thanks to each and every one of those who make this possible, for their trust”.

Javi Martinez, TEAM CEO: “We are very happy to give continuity to Ruchè Moodley within our structure for the next years, putting at his disposal a very ambitious programme for our young talents that will cover the HETC and JuniorGP on his way to the World Championship. Ruchè is the first foreign rider we selected for our programme and we want to take him to the top”.

Published by: Finetwork Mir Junior Team

Photography by: manutormo

HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLING IN AFRICA

The Women in Motorcycling Working Group are planning a social media campaign focused on the History of Motorcycling in Africa, highlighting the role women have on the continent.

We are soliciting your assistance in collecting as much historical data; photos, articles, information, or personal stories about the history of motorcycling and especially motorcycling sports or leisure activities in your FMNs.

Topics of interest would include:

  1. History of how, where, and when Motorcycles came onto the scene in your country?
  2. How did clubs/groups and activities develop around this?
  3. History of Motorcycling Sport development specifically, linked with AMU/FIMA.
  4. Stories/pictures/newspapers or magazine cuttings, both old and new, of people or initiatives that involve motorcycling that have made an impact in various areas:

• Leisure
• Sport
• Admin
• Riders, officials, advocates, trainers, organisers, and anyone in governance.

Any key milestones.

Highlights of any women who have had an impact in motorcycling in either:

• Adventure
• Advocacy
• Sports
• Role models
• CSR

We would also like to select individuals to share their stories, focusing on what impact they have had with motorcycling or what motorcycling has had on them:

• Personally
• Socially
• Culturally
• Economically

Your recommendations or suggestions of people who would be suitable for this purpose would be welcome.

Kindly forward any information to my attention in soft copy, preferably via julie.matiba@gmail.com or the FIM Africa secretariat on fimafrica@fim-africa.com by the latest 31 August 2022.

Feel free to contact me should you have any queries, comments, or suggestions.

Issued on behalf of Julie Matiba-Wahome – FIM AFRICA Women in Motorcycling Working Group Chair

2022 FIM AFRICA MOTOCROSS OF AFRICAN NATIONS (MXOAN) – TEAM SA

Seventeen (17) South African riders will be crossing the border, to compete at the 2022 FIM AFRICA Motocross of African Nations Continental Championship (MXOAN), being hosted by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of Uganda (FMCU) at the renowned Victoria Raceway Park, Garuga, Entebbe, Uganda from the 19th – 21st August 2022.

The MXOAN is one of the few Motorcycle events recognised as a ‘Team’ event, where the points of the official riders are tallied to determine who the winning African Nation will be. Riders from North, South, East & West Africa, will test their mental and physical limitations over the two days.

South Africa is the reigning champion when it comes to the number of wins on the continent and hope to retain this title with another win in 2022.

The MXOAN will, as always, be an action-packed weekend for the riders and spectators, with guaranteed exciting racing and the usual wonderful hospitality by the host Federation. Uganda is well known for having plenty of spectators, so it will be exciting for the riders.

The MSA Motocross Commission wishes the South African team all the very best and encourages all motorsport enthusiasts to show their support.

Link to the FIM Africa Event regulations

The South African Team under the guidance of Team Manager, Sheldon Watkins, along with Team Captain, Jayden Proctor, are as follows:

MX50CC

From the left: Alistair Maycock, Kaylin Oosthuizen, Lou Rademeyer and Ross Mackenzie


MX65CC

From the left: Aiden Retief, Casey Tilley, Connor Munro and Kyle Brunette

MX LITES

From the left: Blade Tilley, Caden Weise and Ronald Graven

MX125CC

From the left: Breece Romans, Danyll Brunette and Luke Quatember

MX2

Callan Broskie

MX1

Jayden Proctor (Team Captain)

V&M MX

Sheldon Watkins (Team Manager)

INFORMATION – FIM MXGP/MX2/WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – MXGP OF OMAN POSTPONED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/Women’s World Championships 2022 Calendar UPDATE, 20 July.

MXGP of Oman Postponed

It is with regret that the FIM, Oman Automobile Association (OAA), Infront Moto Racing and local organisers advise that the MXGP of Oman, which was set to host the finale of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship at the end of September, will not take place in 2022.

Instead, the 2022 MXGP season will now come to a close with the final round at the BitCi MXGP of Turkey hosted at the well-known Afyonkarahisar circuit. While the MXGP of Oman will not be held this year, Infront Moto Racing is working closely with the Organiser to hold a future Grand Prix in Oman and as such is looking forward to visiting the country very soon.

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