The 55th edition of the Roof Of Africa, The Mother of Hard Enduro, witnessed KTM’s unparalleled dominance as the brand clinched an astonishing 64% market share with a staggering total of 359 KTM’s participating in the grueling event.
KTM’s stronghold on this year’s Roof Of Africa was nothing short of remarkable, with more competitors choosing the Austrian brand over all others combined. The sheer number of KTM motorcycles in the race not only demonstrated the trust riders place in the brand but also showcased the exceptional performance and reliability of KTM off-road machines.
The Brother Leader Tread KTM factory team, a powerhouse team in the world of off-road racing, brought their A-game to the event. However, extreme heat conditions posed a significant challenge, leading to the unfortunate withdrawal of top rider William Slater at the end of day 1. Despite this setback, the resilience of the team was evident as the two junior riders stepped up to fly the orange flag high throughout the demanding race.
Dylan Jones, facing some of the toughest riding challenges of his young career, showcased remarkable skill and determination to secure an impressive 10th-place finish. His performance underscored the commitment and talent embedded within the Brother Leader Tread KTM factory team.
Adding to the triumph, Matthew Stevens, a 16-year-old prodigy, joined an exclusive list of young riders who have conquered the Roof Of Africa in the gold class. Stevens’ accomplishment onboard his 150 XC-W not only highlighted his individual skill but also spoke volumes about the prowess of KTM motorcycles in the hands of emerging talents.
The dominance of KTM at the 55th Roof Of Africa reinforces the brand’s legacy as a leader in off-road racing, setting new benchmarks and showcasing the unparalleled performance of KTM motorcycles in the most challenging terrains.
KTM enthusiasts, sponsors, and the entire off-road community celebrate this outstanding achievement, recognizing KTM’s commitment to excellence and the indomitable spirit of the riders who conquered the Roof Of Africa aboard the Austrian brand.
Published by: Grant Frerichs
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