2016 SA Motocross National Round 1 – Rover MX, Port Elizabeth

PE (eric palmer)
A dry and warm day welcomed Round 1 of the SA National Motocross Championship at Rover MX in Port Elizabeth on the 27 February 2016. I was looking forward to a great day of racing on the rough and physically demanding track.

The MX1 class is stacked with top names in 2016 providing strong competition and great racing.
Heat 1, I got bunched up in the start corner which put me out of the top 10 in the first lap. I worked hard all race to get through the field resulting in me ending the heat in 2nd.
Heat 2, a better start saw me in 2nd for the first few laps until I passed for the lead. With 5 minutes remaining, I made a small mistake costing me the lead of the race. I managed to settle and bring it home in 2nd.
FINAL RESULT MX1: 2-2 = 2nd

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In practice and qualifying I set the fastest lap time which gifted me first gate pick for the races to come.
Heat 1, I was first into the start corner grabbing the hole shot. I lead the race for 15 mins until a lapped rider got in my way causing me to shift down to 2nd and finish the heat in that position.
Heat 2, I flew out the gates for another hole shot and managed to open up a 10 second lead in the first three laps of the race. I rode smooth and calm to lead the race from start to finish with a solid gap.
FINAL RESULT MX2: 2-1 = 1st overall

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