REPORT: MIDAS, RAD MOTO, VISION RACING MX TEAM - GAUTENG MX Round
4 at DIRT BRONCO
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
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 Tredouxs 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
Dont 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 dont 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
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.
dreams, there is no reality! Luis B.Couto
Thank you to the Teams other sponsors listed below:
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