RACE REPORT: DEAN HOFFMAN RACING
- JHB WOMZA NATIONAL at DIRT BRONCO
4 March 2013
Published with Permission.
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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