A muddy and loamy BORC Tempe MX Circuit welcomed Round 3 of the SA National Motocross Championship over the weekend, 28 May. An exciting and well-maintained track made for great racing throughout the day.
Heat 1, Anthony got around the first corner in 3rd place and charged hard to try get around the 2nd place rider but the track was still very muddy causing the circuit to only have one main race line. Anthony had to settle for 3rd place and not risk losing points by crashing.
Heat 2 resulted in Anthony having a similar situation as heat 1. Anthony fought for the lead down the start line but ran a bit wide in the first corner dropping him into 3rd. The MX1 class top 3 riders set a high pace and were in a league of there own. Unfortunately with a one lined track Anthony tried but couldn’t successfully challenge for the win.
FINAL RESULT MX1: 3-3 = 3rd overall
Heat 1, Anthony jumped into 3rd position from the start and fought his way into 2nd early in the race. He then set his target for the 1st place spot and closed down the gap to 1 second. Unfortunately, at that point the lapped riders were being passed and a few of them blocked Anthony from getting through which opened the gap to 4 seconds and only one lap left of the race. Anthony settled for a comfortable 2nd place.
Heat 2, Anthony started the race in 2nd place from the start. After two laps Anthony passed for the lead but it was a hot contested heat with a 3 way race and switching places. Running out of laps caused Anthony to finish in 3rd with 1.5 seconds between the top 3 places. Extremely close racing.
FINAL RESULT MX2: 2-3 = 3rd overall
Anthony now takes over the championship points lead in both the MX1 and MX2 SA MX National Championships. A massive achievement and proud moment for Anthony and his team.
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2 July – Syringa MX Track Round 4 SA National Championship (Johannesburg)
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