YAMAHA's VAN DER WESTHUIZEN CONTINUES TO DOMINATE
9 May 2013
Published with Permission
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 motos
that have made up the championship thus far, with one second place
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
Full Throttle Yamahas Seth van den Abeele, following up on
his heros and team mates 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 Yamahas Dylan Stokes
and Full Throttle Yamahas 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
With the last round of the WOMZA National Motocross Championships
looming, Yamahas 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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