24 January 2013

Cape Town Motocross Club

Published with Permission.

Motocross in Cape Town is fast gaining momentum and this positive development has given rise to a renewed interest from numerous facets to see racing taken to another level within the region. Dean Hoffman, who has earned the reputation as a top MX coach and who is well respected within the MX community, earlier today announced that the Dean Hoffman Racing Team had been formed.

The team has secured a number of sponsors who will be announced at an official launch early in February. The team has also formed strategic alliances with another development team as well as dealers and suppliers within the motocross fraternity. The initial riders who will be in Hoffman’s stable are:

1. Dylan Stokes – 125cc High school class
2. Matt Van Galen – 125cc high school class (development)
3. Justin Sangster – 65cc levers (national) and 85cc (regional). The WOMZA 2012 SA 50cc Pro Senior National Champion
4. Ike Klaassen – 50cc Pro Senior (national) and 65cc (regional)

Dean believes that these four riders will be able to dominate their respective regional classes and will be serious contenders in the WOMZA 2013 national series. The team will enjoy the expertise of Rob van Uden, a respected Dutch coach and ex GP rider, who will be working with Dean on certain sand and riding techniques during the first week of February. Two of the riders will also be racing and will undergo more training in Belgium in June and July this year.

Dean had the following to say“We must nurture and develop our local talent to the extent that the riders realise their full potential”

The team will be run professionally and will enjoy the services of a race secretary and a media expert who will profile the riders in terms of their individual racing goals and objectives. “Discipline, commitment and determination will be the key values of the team” says Hoffman.

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