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!
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.
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!
Pic Credits: Kevin Sawyer / Red Bull
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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!
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
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
Pic Credit: Craig Kolesky
Day 2 of 3 for SA MX Champs in Cape Town! It was a good turnout at Melkbos MX track today with great racing in every class on demand this sunny Saturday, 19 April.
Results: Fastest lap times in practice and qualifying in the MX2 class. After a bad start in heat 1, it was a tough challenge to get through the field and to the front. However, I managed to get through quickly and fight for the lead up to the checkered flag but ended with a solid 2nd place finish.
Heat 2 and 3 on Sunday, 20 April, for the Womza Series.
The final day of racing was really top notch with close, competitive racing all day. And Cape Town came out in forces to support the racing! We had the remaining two heats of racing which would determine your overall position for the event.
Results: 1st in heat 2 early Sunday morning. Didn’t get the start I wanted but managed to fight hard and get the win. 2nd in heat 3, with the track being super gnarly at this time it was a tough race but stoked with the outcome. Therefore with my 2-1-2 results, I was tied for the overall win but because the other rider won the last heat I got 2nd overall for the event.
Huge thank you to everyone that has been behind me and supporting me leading into this event! My sponsors, I can’t thank you all enough!! My team for all the hard work over this weekend, I wouldn’t be out there without you guys! We got the championship lead (RED PLATE) and looking forward to the next event! #AR23
Day 1 of 3 for the SA National Champs in the bag! Really happy with solid racing at Zone 7 for the MSA National. I raced my MX2 bike today, that was absolutely faultless all day. Thank you Tim Bosson (TBR Engineering), Paul Symons (PSP Products) & Roger Bergstrom (FCR Suspension). My results were 1st in moto1 & 2nd in moto2, tied on points for the overall win, but it’s 2nd overall for me today. Good points and great racing!
Thank you to everyone that supported me so much today and my great sponsors for getting me out on track! Looking forward to another two days racing at CTMX WOMZA MX Nationals at Melkbos MX track over the next two days. Have a great Easter weekend peeps! #AR23
Pic Credits: Steven Michelsen
Leading into Round 2 of the WOMZA National Championship, Red Bull put together an interesting article of me. Check out the link below.
Are you running for those who can’t? Make the difference. Be the change!