Team ORBIS delivers the goods at Zone 7.
26 January 2015

Submitted by Orbis Racing
Published with Permission

As we rolled into Zone 7 at 07h00 on Saturday, one could almost sense the apprehension from the other competitors, based on the fine performance of our team the week before at Killarney. The weather was great, entries were good, so the stage was set for the showdown.
First up was Lucca Mynhardt in the 50cc Pro Senior class. He dominated both heats and from lap one, extended his lead. He won both heats by a comfortable margin and was never really challenged at any point. He has been working on his starts and this bore fruits as he was out of the gate in both heats like a scalded cat. Lucca is certainly Cape Town’s hope of a 50cc Pro Senior title this year.

Lucca Mynhardt dominated the 50cc Pro Senior class at Zone 7 on Saturday

In the 85cc and Pro mini practice, Justin Sangster set the fastest lap times but had to withdraw due to a tummy bug that he picked up on the day. He attempted heat 2 but slipped out on a tricky corner. He was slightly injured and will be out of action for a few weeks. However, the depth of our 85cc junior riders still secured us two podium positions.

Apprehensive!! Mom and Dad looks over Justin Sangster at the start of heat 2.

Ethan Coleman holeshotted both heats and disappeared into the distance. This little man is such a stylish rider and is growing in confidence race by race. Ethan therefore bagged the maximum points for the team with an impressive performance on the day.

Ethan Coleman exits the berm on his way to winning heat 1 on Saturday

In heat 2, his team mate Calum Marriott held onto second place for the first two or three laps before dropping into third. He never gave up and rode with such purpose and determination. Coach Dean Hoffman has mapped out a programme for Calum and is confident that he will be substantially faster by the next race.

Calum Marriott – a solid performance, as he powers out of the sand section

Young Ethan Hoffman finished the race and in heat 2 actually looked like he was keen to challenge one or two other competitors.
In the ladies class, Bo-Dene Scott blew the opposition away and also bagged maximum points. She cleared all the big jumps lap after lap, much to the delight of the spectators. Bo-Dene is growing in confidence and is really looking smooth. She also raced in the 125cc class and challenged some of the boys there. She gave an outstanding account of herself – well done Bo-Dene.
Kevin Cassie our premier rider is such an inspiration to the younger team members, who shouted their lungs out for him in heat 1, where he raced to the line for 3rd place. He lost the position by half a wheel. He demonstrated sheer guts and determination. This never give up attitude is what makes Kevin such a formidable contender. Kevin managed a very respectable 2nd place in the MX 2 class.

Kevin Cassie demonstrated guts and determination – rewarded with 2nd place in MX2

The team will be working hard over the next month and will look to do even better on 8 March.

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