FIM AFRICA held a successful General Assembly on the 12th December via the Zoom platform, with delegates from 10 FMN’s attending they were; Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
The President and Directors wishes to thank all the delegates for taking the time to attend.
National Cross Country Season Finale
Battle drums are beating as riders brace themselves for the final round of the National Cross Championship. The highly anticipated season finale will unfold at KwaZulu-Natal’s Virginia Trails venue on Saturday.
Taking centre stage is Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Bradley Cox, who not only lines up with the lead in the OR2 Class but also overall. The multi-disciplined star will be looking to snatch up his second national title of the season having recently been crowned the country’s National Enduro champion.
The Cross Country season finale couldn’t unfold in a better location for Cox, who as a Natal based rider will enter the event with the home ground advantage. Adding to his sense of confidence will be his recent experience racing against some of the world’s top riders at Rallye du Maroc. With his sights set on the Dakar Rally next year, Cox has been relentless in his effort to gain Rally racing experience.
The Moroccan marathon rally marks Cox’s debut race in the big dunes, where won the final stage and finished third overall in Rally 2. As he travels back to South Africa with a wealth of experience, local fans will be eager to see the rider showcase his refined racing skills this weekend.
Also flying the orange flag for Brother Leader Tread KTM on Saturday is Charan Moore. The season has come with its fair share of setbacks for the rider who was forced to retire from the Modimolle event after an unfortunate crash.
Moore has spent the last two rounds clawing his way back up the leaderboard, however, and now has a top five finish well within his reach. Like Cox, Moore is eager to capitalize on every opportunity to race as he prepares for the 2022 Dakar Rally.
Having claimed the highly-sought after Cross Country title in the past, Moore will certainly look to reinstate himself as a frontrunner in his class as the season draws to a close. He commented, “Since my crash, my main goal has been to narrow the gap that the leaders have on me and work my way back up to the front end of the field. I’ve found a really good rhythm with each passing round and I’m keen to finish this season on a high note.”
Missing from action this weekend is Jarryd Coetzee, who suffered a crash during a race earlier this season. Having endured a lengthy recovery process, the rider is now only two weeks away from getting back in the saddle.
Published by: Louwrens Mahoney
Due to the uncertainties surrounding the Covid – 19 Pandemic in Africa and specifically Uganda, FIM AFRICA regrets to advise that the 2021 Motocross of African Nations (MXOAN) is cancelled.
FIM AFRICA thanks the Ugandan FMN and the organizing committee for going above and beyond to try and make the event happen in 2021 despite all the odds stacked against them.
FIM AFRICA also takes this opportunity to wish all the African FMN’s well during this trying time for all of our people, and we are hopeful that the MXOAN will resume in 2022.
Sorry this has taken a while to get out to you, but with trying to get answers, costings etc, it hasn’t been easy and takes a while!!
We are all hoping that we can go ahead with the 50th Trout as scheduled, but who knows with the way the world is so topsy turvy. We have just over 2 months to go, so fingers crossed some form of normalcy can return soon.
Montclair rooms, at the moment, are fully provisionally booked. I do have a waiting list. If you have provisionally booked a room, note that FULL payment for your room is required before it will be secured. Room payments please to be made by the 25th August 2021 to secure your booking. If you do not require your room anymore, please let me know, so I can offer it to the next person on the list!
** Please note that almost half the rooms are booked by International riders. Those internationals that have booked rooms, I know it will be hard to arrange payment, we have no idea about travel and border crossing, so this will be tough. I fully understand this. If you can at least just let me know if you are definitely going to try get here, I will hold your room for a little longer, unless you may have someone here who could maybe sort something for you.
There is a lot of camping space available for those who wouldn’t mind camping.
We are also holding an off-road ride on the Saturday morning, so if you’re interested in doing that, please get hold of Lloyd Meakin (his number is on the entry form). Please also indicate on the entry form if you are interested in doing this!
In all honesty, this is all not normal to work with and plan!! If by some chance we go into heavier restrictions with regard to COVID, we may need to postpone the dates. In that case, we can either hold your payments and bookings, or refund. Lets all hope we get the opposite and things open up!!
Will keep in touch, but for now, keep safe, keep warm and keep positive!
Thanks and regards,