5 August 2013

Published with Permission

The Interprovincial Challenge which will be held in Bloemfontein at the Shavron motocross circuit on the 9th and 10th August, has received some 250 entries. This will be the largest gathering of motocross riders in the last decade and has attracted many South African champions – past and present. The event, which is being co –convened by Bloemfontein and Cape Town, will incorporate another challenge, “the North Vs South Challenge”, where Northern regions (Gauteng) will take on the rest of South Africa. The following provinces have entered strong teams:

• The Free State
• The Western Cape
• The Eastern Cape
• Kwazulu Natal
• The Northern Regions

The Western Cape is expected to be strong opposition and team Manager Paul Vlaanderen believes his team has what it takes to beat Gauteng. The Eastern Cape team will see riders such as Marc ‘the bomber’ Baxter up against Richard van Der Westhuizen and Tyson Engelbrecht, the Free state hopeful. The MX 2 class has attracted 38 riders, just two short of a full gate of 40. Racing in this class will be intense. Caleb Tennant (WC) believes he has what it takes to win this competitive class.

James Coetzer (WC) in the 125cc high school class, is one of the privateers hoping to upset some of the locals at the WOMZA Interprovincial challenge on 9 & 10 August
The 65cc class will be the one to watch as Grant Hutton (EC) is sure to cause problems for Dalton Venter (NR). Thirty plus of these pocket rockets will be on the line.
In the 85cc class Matthew Kruger is expected to dominate proceedings but not without a worthy challenge from his team mate Ruben Aucamp. Young Justin Sangster from Cape Town, who has just returned from a very successful racing tour in Europe, will be sure to mix it with the top 5 riders in this class.
Marcus Phelps will be the boy to beat in the Pro Mini class consisting of 85cc two stroke and 150 four stroke bikes. Marcus, too, has just returned from riding in the Red Bull cup in the UK as well as in Europe.
Spectators will also be treated to a separate ladies race.

Racing starts at 10h30 on Friday and resumes at 08h30 on Saturday. A weekend pass will cost R60 for adults (kids under 13 free) and a day pass is R40/ adult.

For further information please contact Anton Engelbrecht at 082 8571351 or .

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