4 June 2013

RAD Report by Geoff Kruger

The 4th round of the WOMZA, Full Throttle Regional Motocross Championship event was held recently at the well prepared DIRT BRONCO Circuit near KRUGERSDORP.

A big well done to track owner Ernie Youlton and his team for a great event and thanks to FULL THROTTLE for your on-going and valuable support for Motocross in South Africa.

The Impressive RAD Moto, Vision Racing Team Clubhouse at Dirt Bronco

RAD Moto, Vision Racing and Midas Impressive Pits at Dirt Bronco

RAD Moto MIDAS and Vision Racing Team Pits with the spectator crane supplied courtesy of JUMBO MOVING EQUIPMENT - Regional MX Round 4 – DIRT BRONCO MAY 2013

The Team Review
Good results for the team. Well done in particular to the following riders: James Thompson for a solid 4th overall in the 50cc class, Matthew Kruger for a solid ride in the 85cc juniors with a 3rd overall and ride of the day was Tristan Tredoux’s 1st heat in the Pro Mini class. Tristan led for most of the race and brought home a solid 3rd in the first heat.

James Thompson #35 – 50cc juniors

Tristan Tredoux # 93 – Pro Mini Class

Fernas Baptista of Angola # 25 - MX2 - looks happy to be in front of Sasha Naude…..
Don’t anybody tell him that he was being lapped!

Peter Thompson # 35 – 125 High School, Shane Steenkamp # 64 – 125 High School

The 85cc Junior Class
Matthew was very keen to win on Saturday and had the pace to get it done at Bronco. Things unfortunately don’t always go your way in racing and some mistakes and a bit of bad luck saw Matt settle for a 3rd overall. We realise that riding on average once a week does not necessarily give Matt the best opportunity to get to the top step of the podium. It takes a very talented rider to continuously make it onto the podium week in and week out. School is his priority and as head boy of his prep school, rightly so.

Matthew Kruger aboard his RAD Moto, MIDAS, Vision Racing KTM 85cc

Heat 1: Matthew is making a habit of getting awesome starts and getting out front early. His technique is very good and he is always confident of getting the starts which makes it that much easier. The 1st heat at Bronco was no different and Matthew shot out the gate and into the lead. 1st corner however he slipped out wide and allowed Slade Smith and Ruben Aucamp to get through on the inside. He stayed on the back wheel of Smith and the racing between the three kids was close. Anyone of them was on for the win. Ruben held on well and absorbed all the pressure for an awesome 1st win. Well done Ruben. Matthew came in 2nd and Smith 3rd.

Clean Hole shot, Matthew Kruger & Slade Smith - 1st corner turn at Bronco

Heat 2 again saw Matthew fly out the gate and into the lead. Halfway down the straight Matt missed a gear, popped it into neutral and lost the advantage. Dalton Venter went down in corner 1 and Matt got tangle up with his back wheel. After losing much time on the leaders Ruben Aucamp and Slade Smith, Mathew chased through the pack from last position and by lap 3 he gained 3rd position. The gap was too much and by the last lap Matt came home in 3rd position. Smith in 2nd and Aucamp in 1st.

Big Airtime!, Matt thanking his sponsors at prize giving

We look forward to the Grand Finale - Round 4 of the WOMZA Full Throttle Monster Energy MX National Championships, which will be held on the 15th & 16th June at the Awesome GP Style TEZA Circuit near RICHARDS BAY.

A BIG thank you to Grant Foley for his support over the weekend. It is much appreciated.

Overall I believe that the MIDAS, RAD Moto and Vision Racing MX team represented themselves very well at the event and a BIG thank you to Dave Griffin, Nel Bosch and everyone at the RAD Moto team for your on-going valuable support. Thank you to Stefan Le Roux and Ken Taylor from MIDAS as well as Phil Baker from Autocycle Centre for sponsoring us the fantastic Golden Tyres.

Remember: “Without dreams, there is no reality!” – Luis B.Couto

Thank you to the Team’s other sponsors listed below:

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