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As the National Motocross Championship season drew to a close at Chestnut Hill this weekend, Husqvarna Racings, Barend du Toit, had all eyes on him stealing the show! Du Toit undoubtedly raced his heart out, leaving everything out on the track, and took a 1-1 win in the high school class.

In a whirlwind year filled with twists and turns, the young dynamo, Du Toit, set the track alight in the final round, proving the true extent of his incredible capabilities. With visible excitement Du Toit commented, “I’m thrilled to end the year off with a double victory in the high school class, setting the stage for an incredible year ahead!”. He continued to say, “I am extremely excited and confident for 2024 and what lies ahead.”

Adding to the excitement of the day teammates, Davin Cocker and Josh Mlimi, showcased an electrifying spectacle in the MX1 class, going in for a bar-to-bar battle in the final round. The two gave it their absolute all showing that they are forces to be reckoned with in the Motocross world.

They pushed each other to their limits, proving that their competitive spirit is matched only by their mutual respect and determination to be excellent.

With Cocker competing both in the MX1 and MX2 classes he had quite the day behind him. Commenting on the day he said. “The last round of the National MX was a blast, I had some great battles and managed to get 4th in both heats for the MX2 class. I’m happy with my riding and can’t wait to get back out on the track next year for some more epic battles.”

Mlimi commented, “Final round done and dusted, got 4-4 for the day was all I had. Didn’t quite ride like myself all day but had a great showdown with Davin. Nonetheless happy to wrap the season up healthy and safe. A lot learnt in my first full season on the FC450. Looking forward to building and getting better for 2024”

“It’s been a roller-coaster ride this whole year for the Husqvarna Racing Motocross team and the last round was no different. Our stand-out performance was Barend in the 125 class with his dominant 1-1 performance but I am proud of all the riders and the determination they showed fighting right up until the final chequered flag.” Commented Grant Frerichs, Group Marketing Manager.

Published by: Grant Frerichs

Photography by: Sage Lee Voges – ZCMC Media

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