For the fifth time in 2020 MotoGP, the series negotiated back-to-back meetings with round fourteen of fifteen taking place at the flat, tight and curvy Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. Red Bull KTM started the sunny but breezy 27-lap Grand Prix with three riders in the first ten positions on the grid.

Brad Binder forged a watchable race speed to cut through the pack from the start and duel with Alex Rins. The South African was less than half a second away from the Spaniard by the checkered flag and his ride delivered the third top-five result of the campaign for the rookie. Brad’s performance was especially satisfying considering Valencia was the location of his very first laps with the RC16 at the end of 2019 and where he was several seconds adrift of the leading riders. Once again, the 25-year old was able to demonstrate his superb progression in his maiden season.

Brad Binder:
“Today was a positive race for us. I didn’t get the best of starts but I managed to find good pace, pass a few guys and work my way towards the front. I gave my absolute best today and unfortunately it was not enough to get us into that podium fight. Overall, I’m happy with how we have made steps this weekend; from Friday through to the race. We have a lot of learning to do still but we’re looking forward to Portimao already. Thanks to the team and everyone for their hard work. We’ll push again next week.”

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The second Grand Prix to take place at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit this week again presented the MotoGP pack with a difficult and unpredictable challenge. Red Bull KTM negotiated a dry and sunny set of Free Practice sessions on Friday but Saturday morning and the dash for Q2 selection was more complicated with cloudy skies, brief showers and damp and temperate conditions.

Brad Binder was able to mark the fastest time in Q1 – before the latest batch of rainfall – and joined his fellow KTM riders in the push for the first four rows of the grid.

During the lightly damp 12-minute rush both Oliveira and Binder held Pole Position in the early stages and Espargaro was also hovering around the top three. The order flipped rapidly and with numerous changes at the top as the last lap-attacks came into the play. By the time of the checkered flag, Espargaro was just three-tenths of a second from his third Pole of the season. Brad was 9th and only half a second away.

Brad Binder:
“Not a bad day at all. In FP3 this morning I didn’t get a good lap together and that was a bit disappointing but I was quite happy to get a good couple of runs in FP4. We made a step today and my rhythm was strong in qualifying. Due to Q1 I didn’t have any tires left for Q2. I had one new rear but no new fronts. My team made a good step forward with the bike setting. I felt much better and I think we’ll have a good race tomorrow.”

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Pepson Plastics Husqvarna racing returns to the National Enduro Championship captured by Sage Lee Voges for


South African motorsport star Brett Swanepoel is on the brink of securing his second national title of the season. Fresh off an unforgettable National Cross Country victory, the precociously talented rider will line-up with the points lead at the final round of the Enduro Championship.

It’s been a season that now glistens with the prospect of being history making for Swanepoel. After overcoming an injury he has reinstated himself as one of the country’s frontrunners in this sport. The season finale will take place in Creighton this weekend – territory that Swanepoel is all too familiar with as a Natal based rider. Adding to his advantage is an impressive points lead not only in the E2 Class, but on the leader board overall.

“I’ve worked hard these last few weeks to prepare for this. I’ve mixed up my training between Hard Enduro, Enduro Cross and general speed work. I’m ready for this weekend,” said Swanepoel.

“It’s difficult to find the words to describe Brett’s fight back to the top, but as they say – ‘actions speak lower than words.’ Let’s watch with great excitement as this story unfolds!” said Husqvarna South Africa’s Brand Manager Fred Fensham.

Heading to the event with a renewed sense of confidence is Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing’s Matthew Green. After overcoming his fair share of challenges this season, Green stormed to his debut National Enduro victory at the last round of the series.

With 13-points separating him from a podium spot in the E1 Class, the young gun will fight tooth and nail to claw his way up the ranks on Saturday.

Published by: Fred Fensham – Husqvarna Motorcycles


Image from the National Enduro Championship – Round 1 – Captured by Sage Lee Voges for

Brother Leader Tread KTM prepare for National Enduro season finale

Brother Leader Tread KTM are gearing up for the final round of the National Enduro Championship which takes places in Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal, this weekend. With two championships on the line, the season finale is sure to have fans salivating.

Spearheading the hunt for national titles in the E2 Class is Scott Bouverie. While the rider has had his fair share of challenges this season, only seven points separate him from the top of the leader board in his class. Renowned for his sense of composure and technical capabilities, Bouverie will be looking to showcase his formidable mental fortitude. He will be looking to take full advantage of all that rugged Natal has to offer as he lines up on Saturday.

To add the already nail-biting event, Brother Leader Tread KTM teammate Bradley Cox finds himself in a similar position as Bouverie. The rider also lies in second in his class, with just a seven-point deficit keeping him from the top step of the E1 Class.

Cox will certainly head into the event with a strong sense of confidence after his recent National Cross Country victory, where he snatched up the OR3 Championship for the second time in his career. With his sights set on adding yet another national title to an already impressive 2020 season Cox will be looking to add yet another feather to his cap with enduro glory.

Rounding out the team this weekend is yet another National Champion, Charan Moore. As a Cross Country rider by vocation, Moore will take on the race this weekend without any pressure to perform. Having recently been crowned the country’s OR1 champion, however, anything is possible from Moore this weekend.

Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Kirsten Landman has unfortunately withdrawn from the event this weekend as she continues to recover from a shoulder injury.

KTM South Africa’s Marketing Manager Louwrens Mahoney commented, “I can’t believe it’s the last race of the year! We’re very fortunate to be in the position to win a championship in both E1 and E2. As a team we are ready for the weekend – the racing is going to be tight and we’re so excited to watch it unfold.”

Published by: Louwrens Mahoney – KTM Motorcycles SA


Motocross enthusiasts will have numerous opportunities to see highlights from the fourth round of the MSA TRP Cannabis National Motocross Series on DSTV Channel 189.

The Broadcast Schedule:

Show 1:

  • 20201114             06:00     National Motocross
  • 20201114             16:00     National Motocross
  • 20201115             04:00     National Motocross
  • 20201115             12:00     National Motocross
  • 20201116             11:00     National Motocross
  • 20201117             19:00     National Motocross
  • 20201118             23:00     National Motocross
  • 20201119             03:00     National Motocross
  • 20201120             07:00     National Motocross

Show 2:

  • 20201114             07:00     National Motocross
  • 20201114             17:00     National Motocross
  • 20201115             01:00     National Motocross
  • 20201115             13:00     National Motocross
  • 20201116             03:00     National Motocross
  • 20201117             07:00     National Motocross
  • 20201118             11:00     National Motocross
  • 20201119             19:00     National Motocross
  • 20201120             23:00     National Motocross

Please note broadcast dates, times and channels are subject to change, without prior notice, at the sole discretion of the Broadcaster.