2017 SA Motocross National Round 1 – Port Elizabeth

Round 1 of the SA National Motocross Championship took place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 18 February.

MX1
Qualifying saw Anthony set good lap times and look forward to a great day of racing.
Heat 1, Anthony got out the gates into a mid-pack start. He had to work hard the first few laps to get himself into 2nd position. Anthony rode a smooth, consistent race behind the leader and playing the waiting game. Unfortunately on the second last lap, Anthony tried to make a move for the lead and dropped the bike in a sandy corner. Anthony remounted in 4th place and with only one lap remaining he had to settle in 4th.
Heat 2, saw another great heat with the top 4 riders breaking away from the rest and switching positions every lap. Anthony fought hard until the end and crossed the line in 3rd place.
Overall Result: 4 – 3 = 4th overall

MX2
Heat 1, resulted in a tough start for Anthony had him challenging from the back of the field and fighting through the entire race. Anthony caught back to 3rd place from being in 10th on lap 1. Good fight!

Heat 2, Anthony started the race in 4th place after the first lap. It was a hard fought race for the full moto between the top 4. While trying to make a move on the 2nd place rider, Anthony slid out on a wet, slippery corner which saw him get up in 4th place and have to race hard to catch up again. Anthony finished the race in 3rd place.
Overall Result: 3 – 3 = 3rd overall

Thank you so much to all the sponsors for all the support in the 2017 SA season!
Round 2 will take place in Cape Town on the 8 April.