2016 WOMZA Motocross National – BORC, Bloemfontein

Womza Bloem 1 May 2016

It was a last minute decision to head up to Bloemfontein for Round 2 of the WOMZA National Series. The decision was made because we have Round 3 of the MSA Nationals coming up at the same track in Bloemfontein. Therefore, this event was good for me to learn the track and get a good bike set up. WOMZA events have an Open Premier class which is MX1 and MX2 class combined and there is 3 races for that class on the day. I have always loved the Bloemfontein circuit and I was looking forward to a great day of racing.

The first two heats were perfect as I lead from the start without any mistakes and brought it home in 1st place. Unfortunately in heat 3, my seat fell off on lap 2 causing me to have to stand up for the rest of the 20 minute heat. This is difficult on the Bloemfontein circuit as you have to be seated on most of the tight corners. I pushed my hardest every lap and brought the bike home in 3rd place. Overall it was a good weekend and looking forward to the MSA National at the end of the month.

FINAL RESULT MX1: 1-1-3 = 1st overall

2016 SA Motocross National Round 2 – Zone 7, Cape Town

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Overcast and rainy conditions were on the cards for Round 2 of the SA National Motocross Championship at Zone 7 in Cape Town on 2 April 2016. The weather provided the perfect race conditions and a massive Cape Town crowd were ready for action.

MX1
Qualifying, Anthony was 3rd fastest and felt confident leading into Heat 1.
Heat 1, Anthony didn’t get the start that he expected and found himself in 8th place on lap 1. With smart passing moves and extremely fast, consistent lap times Anthony fought his way into 3rd position by the last lap of the race. He ran out of time to catch the leader, but finished 0.5 seconds behind 2nd place rider.
Heat 2, Anthony got the holeshot and lead the strong field of 30 riders from start to finish to claim the 1st place position and leave his mark on home soil.
FINAL RESULT MX1: 3-1 = 2nd overall

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MX2
Qualifying, Anthony set the fastest lap time out of 40 riders to earn himself pole position for the day.
Heat 1, Anthony was first into the start corner clicking the holeshot for the first race of the day. Lap after lap Anthony turned in consistent times and rode a smooth race for his first win of the day.
Heat 2, Anthony launched out the gates for another holeshot and once again charged hard to make a gap between the other riders. The Cape Town crowd loved seeing Anthony put all his hard training into action and put on a master class performance. Another victory in heat 2 saw Anthony earn top honours for the day in the MX2 category.
FINAL RESULT MX2: 1-1 = 1st overall

Thank you to all my incredible sponsors for all the support! This wouldn’t be achievable without each one of you.

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

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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.

MX1
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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MX2
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

Thank you to all my incredible sponsors for all your support in making my dreams a reality!

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Go Pro South Africa
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Alpinestars South Africa
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6D Helmets
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Von Zipper
Red Bull
Leatt Protectives
African Unity
Bykleyn Graphics
GNC South Africa
FCR Suspension
Puma South Africa
TBR Engineering
Pelotrain Athlete Excellence
MSD Racing
Vida E Caffe
Pirelli South Africa
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POD Knee
Talon Wheels
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WOMZA National Round 4 – East London

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

WOMZA National Round 3 – Richard’s Bay, Durban

Day 1 results:

Productive days racing. Set fastest time in practice and 4th fastest in qualifying. 1st moto I snatched the hole shot & charged until I got caught up and moved to 3rd. Tried a different line in a sand section and dropped the bike, resulting in me bringing it home in 4th place. Learnt a lot today & thankful for all the support I have from everyone! Tomorrow is the second and third heats. Definitely going to be good racing! Taking the positives into tomorrow and looking forward to a top days racing. Well done to all the riders.

Day 2 results:

And that’s a wrap of 2014 Teza National in Richards Bay. We had two moto’s today. Track was super gnarly and temperatures were high but a good day of racing. Heat 2: It was a tough race for me finishing in 4th place. Heat 3: After another good start I just got squeezed out for the holeshot. The race was long and hard amongst the top 3 resulting in me finishing in 3rd. With my 4-4-3 results, I finished 4th overall and still holding onto the red plate leading into the next WOMZA national. Time to regroup and push forward. Big thanks to all my sponsors for their amazing support! Roger Bergstrom, Fcr Suspension, thank you for all the help over this weekend and the last week! And a HUGE thank you to my dad for spending Fathers Day with me at my national. Can’t thank you enough for everything you do for me! Happy Father’s Day Dad!

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5 For Change fundraiser auction

Grateful to have been apart of such an exciting fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness for inspiring social enterprises. Absolutely awesome evening at the 5 For Change fundraiser auction. Perfect venue, great people & good vibes! So stoked with the R31000 that we raised for my auction package (MX gear for two and a day with me riding). Thank you to everyone involved and Red Bull South Africa for making it a great experience. Make a Difference. Make a Change.

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MSA National Round 3 – Durban

Round up of the racing at the MSA National at Springfield MX track:

With the MSA championship we only have two motos per class. With me riding the MX2 class, its a jam packed field and fast racing. Good starts weren’t in my favor in both motos. Got boxed in and pushed to the back of the field. Had to work my way through, which proved to be a tough task on an extremely fast track where everyone was running similar pace. Bike setup was crucial and I didn’t feel settled all day. Ended up 6th overall in the MX2 class. Disappointed with my result and for letting everyone down. Have to keep fighting and moving forward. Back to the drawing board for the next national in 3 weeks. Thank you to all my incredible sponsors for the ongoing support!

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Pic Credits: Kevin Sawyer / Red Bull

Pic Credits: Kevin Sawyer / Red Bull

Ice Cream – Riding Edit and Interview

Are you ready???

Steven Michelsen and I teamed up and filmed a special little surprise your friday afternoon! Most likely the best 2:46 you gonna have all day!

Here it is, your Friday afternoon special guaranteed to get you going for the weekend! Check out my interview and new riding edit on the LW Mag website!

http://lwmag.co.za/ice-cream-anthony-raynard-video-interview

MSA Regional Round 3 @ Zone 7

Awesome, muddy day racing Zone 7! The rain was on and off all day but it made for great racing. I went 1-1-1 for 1st overall in the MX1/MX2 combined class. The track was really superb considering the weather over the last few days. Well done to Johann Spies and his team for putting in lots of time and effort to host a great event!

A huge thanks to my sponsors for giving me the best support and equipment to be out on track kicking up dirt! And massive thanks to my dad, Earle, for all the help on race days! On to the next one! #AR23

Wings For Life – World Run 2014

Wet, cold and long run done for the Wings For Life World Run in Cape Town, South Africa. I got caught by the catcher car at 26.94km. That is my longest run to date. Achieved 24th position in SA. Proud to be apart of such a world class, life changing event!

Well done to all the runners that braved the conditions yesterday! Definitely looking forward to the awesome event next year again! Thank you Red Bull South Africa! #runningforthosethatcant #wingsforlife #worldrun

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Pic Credit: Craig Kolesky

Pic Credit: Craig Kolesky