9 May 2013

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The third round of the WOMZA South African National Motocross Championships took place in the sand of the Rover Motocross track in Port Elizabeth this past weekend, and Team Full Throttle Yamaha headed down to the windy city to continue their campaign for Championship glory.

Richard van der Westhuizen continued his incredible 2013 season successes by taking another double overall victory in both the MX1 and MX2 classes. V.D. Westhuizen powered his Full Throttle Yamaha YZ 450 F to yet another hat trick of heat victories, giving him the incredible achievement of having eight of the nine moto’s that have made up the championship thus far, with one second place finish.

To further prove his commitment, fitness and skill, Richie then went on to win two of the three heats in the MX2 class on board his Full Throttle Yamaha YZ 250 F, and finished second in the third heat, giving him another milestone achievement in this class – once again he has now won eight of the nine heats in the championship thus far!

Full Throttle Yamaha’s Seth van den Abeele, following up on his hero’s and team mate’s example, powered his Yamaha YZ 85 into three convincing heat victories in the 85cc Junior class. Being a sand master and racing his home track, Seth produced a master performance, and is certainly putting his hand up as the rider to take this championship at the end of the season.

Defending 85cc Junior national champion, Justin Thompson, in his first year in the bigger Pro Mini class, continued to cement his position near the top of this class by finishing his three heats in 4th 3rd and 3rd for a well deserved 4th overall on the day.

In the 125cc Highschool class Liquiblast Yamaha’s Dylan Stokes and Full Throttle Yamaha’s Dirco van der Westhuizen traded places the whole day, with Stokes eventually getting the upper hand over his stable mate by taking second overall on his Yamaha YZ 125 with a 3rd and two 2nd places, whilst similarly mounted van der Westhuizen had to settle for 3rd overall with a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes.

With the last round of the WOMZA National Motocross Championships looming, Yamaha’s chances of championship victories are looking very positive, proving, once again, the amazing race craft of the Yamaha YZ range.

Photo credits: Brodalka Photography: http://www.facebook.com/BrodalkaPhotography.

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