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What GXCC Cross Country Race Report
Where Bapsfontein, Gauteng
When Saturday 20 April 2024
Community Gauteng Regional

Pentecost wins overall, Mahoney Masters the mielies

UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Wing Racing with Tork Craft and Dunlop Tyres delivered another dominant performance in the third round 2024 Gauteng GXCC Gauteng Cross Country Motorcycle Championship in Bapsfontein on Saturday. Mike Pentecost rode home to his second, dominant GXCC overall win on the trot, Seniors superstar Louwrens Mahoney took yet another over-30s win, and the High School kids delivered another magnificent team 1-2-3.

“I could get used to this,” UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Wing Racing team boss Harry Grobler beamed. “Mike Pentecost won again, Louwrens Mahoney won yet another Senior race, I think it’s his sixth or seventh win on the trot, and Seth Young, Nathan Westerdale, Murray Smith did another High School GXCC 1-2-3.

“Hats off also to our youngest and oldest riders, Ruald Potgieter was second in 85cc Seniors and Warrick Van Schalkwyk second in Masters. Erik Merry was sixth and Tyron Beverley eighth in OR3. Well done to our riders and our entire team. UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Wing Racing was only formed last year and we have quickly become a major SA Cross Country force. I am truly proud of all of you, and what we are achieving.”

“My UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda CRF 450 RX was on fire today and my magnificent team right on point as always with perfect preparation and spectacular pit work!” a delighted Mike Pentecost beamed. “Thanks so much to Harry and the guys, you are the best and I am so proud to have you all in my corner.”

“Bapsfontein was brilliant,” Louwrens Mahoney confirmed. “We have now won seven races on the trot between Nationals and Regionals. “I could not have done this without Harry and my UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda team behind me, they gave me a brilliant bike once again and it ran like a train all weekend, so massive thanks to Harry and the guys for everything, as always.”

“I had a brilliant day today,” Warrick van Schalkwyk confirmed. “It was a fast race and I caught Pieter Holl for the lead, but he fought back and I had to make do with second in Masters aboard my fierce UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda CRF 450 RX today. Best of all was my pace is coming up and oom Warrick is ready to rumble, so the rest of the year should be a great fight. Can’t wait for the next one!”

It’s back to National action next for UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Wing Racing with Tork Craft and Dunlop Tyres at the third round of the Vryheid third round Trademore South African Cross Country Championship in the dry Northwest on Saturday 25 May.

Issued on behalf of Honda Cross Country

Photography by: Action in Motion

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