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 rider)
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 weeks.

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 let’s 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 in.

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