4 March 2013

Cape Town Motocross Club

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Round 1 of the Full throttle / Monster Energy MX nationals delivered a mixed bag of results for our riders. Having said that, their individual performances were good but the conditions and events on the day had an effect on the end result.

Ike Klaassen - 50cc pro achieved an overall of 6th place. In lap 1of heat 1, he challenged Jonathan Mlini for second place and fell in the first corner. He mounted the motorcycle and fought back bravely, but put the bike down on a further two occasions. In heat 2 he was challenging for the lead in the first corner when he was knocked down again to finish in 7th place. In Heat 3 he was taken out at the start again! He once again fought back from last place and ended up in 6th position. Ike really showed what he was made of by not giving up and fighting for every position until the chequered flag.

Justin Sangster - 65cc achieved an overall of 5th place. Heat 1 saw a solid performance with him giving up his third place slot to Wikus van Sandwyk midway through the race, eventually ending in 4th place. In heat 2 he was lying in a comfortable 4th place, when he tried to pass a slower rider on the muddy inside, he fell and lost a position to Grant Hutton. In heat 3 Justin was first into the holeshot but was pushed out by two more aggressive riders. He ended in 6th place in heat 3.

Dillan Stokes – 125cc achieved an overall of 3rd place and was on top of his game on the day. He hole shotted heat one and led from gate to flag. In heat 2 he had an appalling start and from third last, he had to navigate his way to the front. By lap 4 he was in second place, and catching the leaders, and although he was on a charge could not catch up to eventual winner Bradley Cox who won the heat. In heat 3, disaster struck – he broke his gear lever and had to ride in first gear for the 5 laps. In spite of this setback he ended joint second for the day with Dirco vd Westhuizen.

With Cape Town and PE being the next two venues, the team is confident that these rounds will yield much better results. We are confident that all three boys will be on the podium at the following two rounds.

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