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The Brother Leader Tread KTM team has triumphed in spectacular fashion as the National Hard Enduro Championship season drew to a close at the final round held in Hilton, KZN. The relentless efforts of the team members propelled KTM to the pinnacle of success, with William Slater emerging as the newly crowned National Hard Enduro Champion!

The thrilling conclusion to the championship in Hilton witnessed an exceptional display of skill and determination with tough weather conditions from the Brother Leader Tread KTM team. William Slater’s outstanding performance not only elevated him to the top step but also earned him the esteemed title of National Hard Enduro Champion, marking a significant milestone in his career.

An elated Slater commented, “Winning the National Hard Enduro Championship for KTM really is a dream come true for me. The journey has been a test of true guts and determination but couldn’t be happier with the outcome!”

He continued to say, “Started out front and extended my lead as the day went on. It was a tricky balance between pushing my body and bike so hard in those conditions but still trying to look after my bike, all I tried to do was look after my bike and bring it home safely as I knew what was at stake. I gave it everything and left nothing out on track. My 2024 KTM 300 was unreal under those conditions. I want to express my deepest gratitude to my Brother Leader Tread KTM family and everyone else who has helped me along on this adventure. The championship win is not just a personal achievement but a testament to the collectible effort of an incredible team.”

Notably, alongside Slater’s incredible feat, Dylan Jones showcased an impressive performance, clinching a formidable 7th position.
Jones commented, “The weekend was a thrilling ride, and I’m proud to have secured a formidable 7th position. It was a test of not just skill but also mental grit. Racing alongside such talented competitors is a humbling experience, and I’m grateful for the incredible support from the amazing Brother Leader Tread KTM team.”

Rounding off the team’s stellar performance was the promising young talent, Matthew Stevens, who delivered a solid result, contributing to the team’s overall success.

“The final round of the National Hard Enduro Championship was was one of the best Extreme enduro loops this year and rain added to the toughness, loved the conditions and my fitness training for Roof is paying off. Happy with my 11th overall and learnt a couple of valuable lessons along the way.“ said Stevens. He continued to say, ” The new 2024 KTM 150XCW was amazing all round, and a huge thanks the the team, family and friends for the support!

“We are incredibly proud of the outstanding performance by the Brother Leader Tread KTM team at the final round of the National Hard Enduro Championship. The riders faced very tough conditions and showed their true skills in the sport.” said Megan Prinsloo, Marketing Coordinator for the KTM Group. “William Slater’s crowning as the National Hard Enduro Champion is a testament to the dedication and skill of our entire team. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to William, Dylan, and Matthew for their exceptional performances and unwavering determination.”

The Brother Leader Tread KTM team’s success reflects their relentless pursuit of excellence and their unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of Hard Enduro racing.

Published by: Grant Frerichs

Photography by: Mpho Ramathikithi – ZCMC Media

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