Dirt Bronco - September 8th, 2019
The seventh round of a normally packed event was well attended by junior classes only ie: 50/65/85cc. The JORD team fielded four riders plus the rookie 50cc recruit Kade Williams. This was Kade’s debut mx at MFG on the big track. The 7-year-old rookie had a tough day at the office and qualified 19th out of 21.
He finished 19th heat one and two. In heat one, his front wheel was taken out by a rider crashing in front of him at the start. This unsettled him for most of the day but he managed to finish both races.
The 65cc riders had an up and down day. Jayden’s throttle cable snapped at the beginning of practice. He got no qualifying time and missed heat one while we tried to fix and eventually replaced his cable. In heat two he made up for the missed heat and finished 3rd. A good result. He finished 13th overall.
Donell had his best race at MFG by finishing 4th and 5th and finished 3rd overall for the day. He was super happy with his first podium in the JORD racing team. Oratilwe had a tough day at the office with bad starts and crashes in both heats. He managed to recover and finished 5th and 4th respectively gaining him a 2nd overall for the day.
In the 85cc Katlego qualified 14th out of 17 entries in the combined 85cc class. He finished 6th and 5th in 85cc juniors and got 6th overall. Oratilwe and Katlego came to the race ‘’rusty’’ as their bikes broke at GXCC6 (17 Aug) and were only race-ready a few days before the MFG7. This showed clearly in their performances and on the timesheets. This is weekends GXCC7 is event 14 of the 15 race mandate for JORD team 2019 agreement.
We are preparing for a team meeting to discuss the outstanding events left on the calendar ie: GXCC7/8, National at TT, MFG 8 and Motokids 4. I will advise all of the outcomes of this meeting.
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