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Louwrens Mahoney - Castrol Winterbeg Enduro Podium for Mahoney
August 24, 2012  

Supplied by MotorSport Administrator from Motorsport South Africa
CASTROL WINTERBERG ENDURO 2012 – The Brother Broadlink KTM factory rider, Louwrens Mahoney, kept his second place in the 2012 Liquorland SA National Enduro Championship as well as in the E1 (Open Class) championship by finishing third in E1 at the recent Castrol Winterberg Enduro held in the Loerie and Hankey areas in the Eastern Cape.

ARTICLE ISSUED BY:  ELZA THIART

CASTROL WINTERBERG ENDURO 2012 – The Brother Broadlink KTM factory rider, Louwrens Mahoney, kept his second  place  in the 2012  Liquorland  SA National  Enduro  Championship  as well as in the E1 (Open  Class) championship by finishing third in E1 at the recent Castrol Winterberg Enduro held in the Loerie and Hankey areas in the Eastern Cape.

Mahoney, who has recently claimed the Number One plate after winning the 2012 SA National Off-road Motorcycle
Championship overall as well as the OR1 (Open Class) championship, finished fifth on the overall standings at the
37th Castrol Winterberg Enduro with only 48 points (seconds) between him and the winner (Wade Young) making it an extremely close result.

One of the two 14km special stages had to be cancelled and the times of only one long timed special stage (14km) as well as the times posted after finishing the motocross-type track four times counted towards the final points. A clear warm day with a route that provided lots of traction due to good recent rains was enjoyed by all.

“The level of competition  in the national enduro championship  is extremely high and I am enjoying it,” he said afterwards. “There were only 48 points (seconds) between the top five finishers and you had to be on top of your game all the time. The longer special stage was good while you had to be fast and careful around the mx track,” Mahoney explained.

“The hard work paid off in the national off-road championship and we’ve confirmed the #1 plate and although second place is not ideal, I am satisfied with these results in the enduro championship and realise that I have a lot of work to do to be even faster and smoother over more technical terrain,” the new off-road champion admitted. “I will train even harder and work on my enduro-riding skills,” he said.

The final rounds of both the Liquorland National Enduro Championship as well as the national off-road championship are only taking place in October and Mahoney will compete in various other events with the Sabcool Lekoa 200, the sixth round of the Echo 4x4 Centre XCICC this weekend next on his list. He has four of the previous five races in this championship where most of SA’s top off-road riders are competing.

Final word: “Without my sponsors and supporters, these results would not have been possible and I am grateful to each and every one of you. Thank you.”

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