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A great Montagu Junior Offroad Nationals... 6th August 2011
« on: September 09, 2011, 06:50:08 pm »
Being the Western Cape Distributors for a number of premium motorcycle and outdoor action/lifestyle brands, we've been very busy supporting the local Western Cape riding communities.
Last month saw us taking the Mitas brand to numerous regional events... Below is a brief review and some pictures from The Montagu Junior Offroad Nationals.



Supporting our riders at the Junior National Offroad – Montagu 6 August 2011.

The Cape did entertain in more ways than one.

The day before the event saw the heavens open – dropping torrential rain, & even some snow, onto the Montagu surroundings. This made for the first team challenge for the weekend... Making it from the farm entrance to the race staging area. By mid afternoon the dirt road had become a clay-filled slippery slide, catching a few support vehicles with the wrong tyre choice. Luckily the organisers could quickly rustle up a tractor to the rescue.



Having travelled from all corners of the country, after registration most attempted to get an early night.



From before 6am, the Montagu mountains pulsed to the sweet song of waking 2-strokes.



Hot drinks & roosterbrood was on tap from before the sun rise.



Race-day dawned and the clear skies soon made short work of warming stiff muscles & melting the morning frost.



The sleepy young riders... Of all sizes... Gathered round for the briefing.





Pit lane bustled with bikes & riders finding their start positions and preparing for the challenge ahead.







It was great to see so many National & Regional riders choosing Mitas. The C-18 (intermediate to hard race tyre) looked to be a very popular rear for the day.





Juniors were to run right from the start, and the seniors left.



While the Marshal had advised for caution for the 1st lap, this didn’t stop the riders from shattering the estimated lap times – right from the get go.





Only the tight, loose 1st mountain climb proofing a challenging obstacle for some of the middle-to-back-order riders.





Bikes arriving for their pit stops.
The ‘speed cop’ was out to enforce the pit lane limit.



While the young riders settled into the race, supports kept the main tent area busy serving hamburgers & vetkook, and working-out drinking arms in the bar.



Results for the day:
Club 65cc – 1st: Janiel de Villiers; 2nd: Wika Jordaan; 3rd: Dean Gouws
Club 85cc – 1st: Calvin Wiltshire; 2nd: Jeandre Radyn; 3rd: Shannon Ackerman
Club 125cc – 1st: Eamonn Sullivan; 2nd: Lourens Theron
Club Open – 1st: Alex Kyle; 2nd: Wilhelm Schonfeldt; 3rd: Jade Beuker Ellise
Club Seniors – 1st: Aeron Thompson; 2nd Jason Helm; 3rd: JP le Roux
National 65cc – 1st: Janiel de Villers; 2nd: Erik Merry; 3rd: Stian Koen
National 85cc – 1st: Calvin Wiltshire; 2nd: Brendon Fourie; 3rd: Dean Lindsay
National 125cc – 1st: Blake Gutzeit; 2nd: Travis Teasedale; 3rd: Brett Swanepoel
National Open – 1st: Wade Young; 2nd: Michael Pentecost; 3rd: Andrew Wren
National Senior – 1st: Angus Coetzee; 2nd Aeron Thompson; 3rd: Dylan McGovern

What a great day for racing.

Compliments to the organisers for a true great event!!!!!!

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Re: A great Montagu Junior Offroad Nationals... 6th August 2011
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 12:38:03 pm »
Nice one...people need to get involved and be pro-active to grow this great sport.

The acclaim that guys like Greg Albertyn, Alfie Cox, Jade Gutzheid and Tyla Rattray bought to South African riders will be for naught if we do not continue to grow at junior  level.

Being the Western Cape Distributors for a number of premium motorcycle and outdoor action/lifestyle brands, we've been very busy supporting the local Western Cape riding communities.

Thanks Wayne for the  support ... I did a small write-up as well:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=34773.msg1550289#msg1550289
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