Team ORBIS dominates at round
1 of the CTMX club championship held at Killarney.
26 January 2015
Submitted by Orbis Racing
Published with Permission
ORBIS Racing Cape Town, won the award for achieving the most
first places in the CTMX Club series last year and if the
results achieved at round 1 of the club championship are anything
to go by, then they will surely emerge as the premier
racing team in Cape Town in 2015. This year there are
one or two additions and one or two changes to the team structure.
This is the new look team for 2015:
1. Lucca Mynhardt 50cc pro Senior
2. Ethan Hoffman 85ccSW (Development and sponsored
3. Ethan Coleman 85ccSW
4. Calum Marriott 85cc SW
5. Justin Sangster 85cc SW and Pro Mini
6. Storm van Den Heever 85cc Pro Mini
7. Bo-Dene Scott 125cc high school and Ladies
8. Kevin Sangster MX2
9. Kevin Cassie MX2
Dean Hoffman is our official coach whilst fitness and nutrition
will be looked after by Kevin Sangster, a second year student
in sports science. Karen Sangster will take care of Race administration
and David Bayley and Dean will craft race tactics and strategy.
I will manage the team and look after the PRO side of things
as well as the logistics / planning.
This is how things went down at the awesome Killarney track
on Saturday 24 January.
Lucca Mynhardt dominated the 50cc Pro class
achieving 3 holeshots and winning all three heats. He was
challenged in heat 2 by Krige Van Der Merwe, but was never
really put under any real pressure. Look out for Lucca at
the national series this year. He has developed hugely and
Dean will be working on one or two aspects in the next few
Lucca Mynhardt on top of the box after taking 3 out of
3 on Saturday 24 January at Killarney
Ethan Hoffman did not have a good day at the office
After doing a wheelie off the start in
Heat 1 he damaged his accelerator cable which put him out
for the day.
Ethan Hoffman taking part in his first ever MX race
His team mates however advanced our campaign in the 85cc
SW class. Justin Sangster set a new lap record on the
tight and technical circuit and holeshotted both heats. He
led from start to finish in both heats and ended 1 minute
ahead of his team mate.
In a solid second place was Ethan Coleman who is slowly
but surely getting to grips with the power of the 85cc Husky.
Ethan Coleman is progressing well and we are expecting some
solid performances from him this year.
Ethan Coleman earned a worthy second place in the 85cc SW
class Round 1 CTMX at Killarney
Third place went to Calum Marriott who has come into
his own this year. He is racing with such determination. We
are looking forward to BIG things from Calum, as he will mount
his new 2014 Kawasaki next month.
Calum Marriott squares off ready to take the final jump at
Killarney on Saturday
In the Pro Mini class, Justin dominated both heats from start
to finish. This class was combined with the 125 class and
he recorded the second fastest lap time overall which was
only 2.5 seconds off that of the winner, Matt Van Galen.
Justin Sangster on his way to victory in the Pro Mini class
at Killarney on Saturday 24 January
Bo-Dene Scott delivered the goods in the 125cc class
and held the boys all the way. She is so smooth on the 125
and is getting faster and faster with every race. This gutsy
young lass, will be the fastest lady in South Africa by the
end of this year this I am convinced of!!
Bo-Dene Scott mixed it with the boys in the 125cc class in
round 1 of the CTMX club championship at Killarney
Kevin Sangster also struck some bad luck with his
clutch cable perch cracking so he had to retire after 2 laps
in heat 1 he was leading stream 1(b) at that stage,
so lets see how he goes next week.
Kevin Cassie our premier rider gave a fantastic
account of himself by securing second place (MX2) in both
heats. We will be working hard to give this talented young
man some more support this year.
Kevin Cassie 121 First into turn 1 at Killarney on
Saturday Just behind is Kevin Sangster on bike 47
The team will descend on Zone 7 for their first race
with the intention of dominating all the classes we will race
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