South Africa’s top racing talent will wrap up the National Enduro Championship at the double-header season finale in Gauteng this weekend.
In an attempt to map out the most exciting route the province has to offer, motorsport legend Louwrens Mahoney raised his hand to host the premier event through his Gauteng racing series, GXCC.
“This is something new for GXCC, but I’ve been racing enduros for most of my career. To be able to host one for the first time makes me very excited. It’s been a lot of fun to hike and ride in these mountains over the last few weeks to find only the best possible routes,” said Mahoney.
When asked about the challenge riders are set to face he added:
“I’ve tried to use all the nice and technical parts of the Bronkhorstspruit farm. In my opinion, a National Enduro event should be tight, flowing and challenging – but not to the extent that you have to constantly get off your bike. This area has so much potential with an incredible rocky terrain, and we’ve really made the most of that.”
In what will be an action-packed season finale, Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Scott Bouverie and Kirsten Landman are set to soar the orange flag.
Landman will certainly still be on a high after her impressive Red Bull Sea to Sky finish recently.
The enduro queen signed up for the brutal Gold Route amongst the world’s top riders. After three testing days in the saddle, it was a truly epic scene as she summited Mount Olympus in the mist with a 32nd place overall in the main event.
“My fitness is really good coming off Sea to Sky. I have a lot of trust in Louwrens and believe that the track is going to be really cool! Looking forward to the event and hope to finish off the season in South Africa on a positive note,” said Landman.
Teammate Bouverie will continue to make his comeback after missing out on the majority of the 2018 season due to a shoulder injury.
The fifth round of the series brought a new sense of confidence for the rider who showed a glimpse of the competitive spirit that fans had been waiting for.
He stormed to a third place overall, a mere two minutes behind South Africa’s leading enduro rider Wade Young.
While the championship is no longer a focus, Bouverie will continue to his quest to return to racing form before the start of the 2019 season.
Published by: KTM Media
Picture Caption: Scott Bouverie at the start of the National Enduro season in Robertson
Photography by: www.zcmc.co.za
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