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The Husqvarna Racing Team put on a strong showing at the second round of the National Motocross Championship race in Port Elizabeth this past weekend. With thrilling performances from the riders, Barend du Toit and Davin Cocker, the team delivered outstanding results amidst intense competition.

Du Toit, a rising star in the MX2 class, showed his skills with a hard-fought battle, ultimately claiming a well-deserved third-place finish after a couple of crashes.

He commented, “I had a good day on the bike, the first heat wasn’t as good as I hoped and I had a few crashes but I was riding really well and I caught the top group quite fast.”

He continued to say, “I got the holeshot in the second heat but then Cameron overtook me and I was sitting in second the whole moto through, but I know what I have to do for the next race to come back swinging. Overall, I got third which I am happy with and I can keep on working and build on that.”

Teammate Davin Cocker battled it out in the highly competitive MX1 class, ultimately securing a commendable fifth place after having a nasty crash in the second heat.

Cocker commented, “I had a great ride in the first heat getting a decent start and battling it out with another rider for second place but fell back down to 5th after I had a fall.” He went on to say, “The second heat I got the holeshot and was leading for two laps until I hit a kicker on a jump and I flew over the bars having a crash and fell behind so I had to fight my way back up from the back up to 5th.”

Team Manager Kerim Fitz-Gerald commented on the riders’ performances, “We’re proud of Barend and Davin’s efforts this weekend. Both riders showed us what it is to be determined for good results. Barend’s podium finish is a testament to his hard work and dedication, while Davin’s strong ride in the MX1 class demonstrates his ability to compete with the best and we look forward to see what the rest of the season holds in store for these two riders.”

Published by: Grant Frerichs

Photography by: Mpho Ramathikithi – ZCMC Media

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