2017 SA Motocross National Round 5 – Pietermaritzburg

P/C: Sam Clark

Round 5 of the SA National Motocross Championship took place this Saturday, 22 July, at Thunder Valley MX Track in Kwazulu-Natal.

Heat 1, Anthony fought hard for the hole shot but just got edged out into the first turn. Charging in 2nd place Anthony looked for a way around the leader but with the track being extremely muddy, rough and dangerous it was a big task on hand. Around the half way mark of the race, the 3rd place rider jumped off the track to pass Anthony which is illegal. Anthony then passed him back and once again on the following lap he did the same thing. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough time for Anthony to pass again as they crossed the line and the clerk of the course did not want to take the issue further.
Heat 2, bike problems caused Anthony’s bike to cut out on the first lap which saw him remount right at the back of the field. He rode hard and smooth to come from outside the top 20 to finish in 7th place. Definitely not the results that Anthony wanted but our sport is challenging!
Overall Result: 3 – 7 = 6th overall

Round 6 will take place in Harrismith on the 2 September.

Thank you for being apart of this journey and supporting me! Onwards and upwards!