Day 1 of Racing:
Track was really muddy and gnarly all day. Practice and qualifying went really well with me ending in 1st place in both.
First race I got a good start and was in 2nd place when they red flagged the race due to start gates malfunction. After the restart I didn’t get as good of a start but managed to settle in 3rd after the first turn battles. Pushed hard to fight for the win, but the track being very one lined made it difficult to make a pass. So a 3rd for me in heat 1.
Round up of day 2 WOMZA East London Nationals:
The track was ripped and watered heavily for the second day of racing and with the MX2 heat being the first race of the day it was going to be challenging. I got a fairly good start which put me in 2nd place around the first lap. With the track being muddy and very sloshy I made a move for the lead diving up the inside of a tight corner which unfortunately was extremely wet and caused my front wheel to dig in and me going down. I remounted way down the pack and managed to fight back to 8th in the heat.
The final heat of the day, we had different conditions with the track drying up a bit and having one dry line. I got another top 3 start and had a fun race battling within the top 4 and making good passes. With time running out, I finished in 4th place.
4th overall for the weekend with my 3-8-4 heat results. Thank you very much to all my incredible sponsors, friends and family for the continuous support!! I really appreciate it so much!! My team, thank you for the awesome trip and all the help & support over the weekend! Onwards and upwards to the final round of the WOMZA nationals in JHB, 6 – 7 September! #AR23