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National Motocross Championship | Round 2 | PE

The second round of the National Motocross fell nothing short of a great weekend for the Red Bull KTM team held in Port Elizabeth this past weekend. Star rider, Cameron Durow, delivered a stellar performance, securing a clean sweep with double wins in both his classes and heats, for a perfect 4-4 wins on the day.

Durow’s dominance wasn’t the only highlight for Red Bull KTM. Teammates Luke Grundy and Trey Cox also impressed, securing a podium finish with a second place finish for Grundy and Cox rounding off the podium. This comprehensive team effort solidified Red Bull KTM’s position at the forefront of South African motocross and their championship points for the rest of the season.
Durow commented, “All in all a real good day again in the bag for me. Took all four heat wins, got two great starts in MX2 had good races”.

He continued to say, “I had a bit of suspension trouble at the start of MX1 but still got it done and pulled a gap. I jumped on my KTM 250 SX-F for the second moto just to see what I could do on it, got a bad start but came through the pack and put my head down, and managed to take the win in the heat as well. It was a real great day, and I extended my championship lead.”
After a tough day out on the bike, Luke Grundy was determined to redeem himself after getting a banner stuck in his bike in the first round and managed to claim second place for the MX2 class on Saturday.

Grundy said, “Had a bit of a challenging day, had to work myself back up in both heats but I just put my head down and my fitness came into play and I got second overall for the day.

Trey Cox, who looked forward to sending it on the track did not have the day he had hoped for.

Cox commented on the weekend saying, “Bittersweet day for me, really like the sand and was looking forward to the day but sadly it didn’t work out for me as I wanted to. Heat 1 was the better part of the day, I finished in P2 and had really good rhythm.”
He went on to say, “I knew I had to put my head down for heat 2 but a few laps in my bike started making funny noises, I stopped to check it out and got back to the race but then I had to push a bit from the back. I got better managing to come back from 15th to fifth which was a good comeback and taking third for the day.”

Team manager Kerim Fitz-Gerald was visibly happy about the results of the weekend stating, “It was a great round at the second round in PE, all the riders rode well. Unfortunate second moto for Trey, fighting his way back after what had happened so still managed to get a great result. All the guys really enjoyed the sand and the hard work showed that they have been putting in the time since round 1. We’re looking forward to round three.”

Published by: Grant Frerichs – KTM Motorcycles SA

Photography by: Mpho Ramathikithi – ZCMC Media

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