Race Report: Orbis Racing
23 March 2015

Submitted by Orbis Racing
Published with Permission

First and foremost let me say CONGRATULATIONS to CTMX / WPMX for hosting another superb event. Well done to the club on the progress made with the rehabilitation efforts and yes, it will take time, but we will back and support you all the way. Well done on the wash bay and good to see the 12m container alongside the old club house. Things are moving in the right direction !!! The 5mm of rain certainly assisted in arresting dust – the track was fantastic and with no injuries, it is apparent that Dean Hoffman designed a very safe, yet challenging circuit.

First up were the 50cc’s and the Mynhardt boys set the trend for the day. Lucca earned 2 holeshots and was up front in the penultimate lap of heat one, when he was bumped and went down. In heat 2 he came back strong and won the heat. Five year old Andrea, managed a third place overall in the junior class – well done boys. 50cc racing is certainly on its way up again – thanks to CTMX and to Iggie Lambert (the CTMX junior convenor) for his efforts.

Lucca Mynhardt receives final instructions from DAD - Tobie Mynhardt

In the 85cc small wheel class, Justin Sangster dominated once again and won both heats comfortably. The other 85cc riders are gaining momentum and although Calum Marriott was just off the podium, he fought very hard and was only a few seconds off the third place rider. Ethan Hoffman is slowly gaining confidence and we expect him to mix it with the middle runners by the end of the year. He is showing great commitment and put pressure on himself by setting some goals for the race. We missed Ethan Coleman who was away in JHB for a family celebration.

Ethan Hoffman – showing great promise in the SW 85 cc class

In the Pro-mini class, it was a ‘one team’ affair with Justin Sangster wining both heats, Brett Roberts coming through in second and Calum Marriott, in third. Brett and Calum were on form – Team coach Dean Hoffman was thrilled with their improvement and is expecting big things from the riders in this class.

Justin Sangster 51 and Calum Marriott 22 assisted by Erin Gilchrist (New Zealand visitor) ahead of heat 1 Pro Mini

In the 125cc class, our blonde bomber – Bo-Dene Scott gave a FANTASTIC account of herself. She looked very comfortable on the bike and ran very respectable times. Bo-Dene needs more time in the saddle, but studies and distance from the track is always going to be a consideration.

In the MX2 class, Kevin Cassie produced a brilliant performance and won both heats which has given him a bit of a cushion from the second place contender. Kevin is riding well and is such an inspiration to the younger members.

Kevin Cassie on his way to winning the MX 2 class (photo by Colin Brown)

Most of us will be heading up to Terra Topia to challenge for top honours at Round 1 of the Sunoco super series on 4 April. Bring it home Team Orbis, bring it home !!


BACK / Close this Window


© Copyright 2011 - 2015 Motocross South Africa. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! MX SA on You Tube! Junior Motocross Academy Diamonds & Dirt: Women's Dirt Bike Club Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! MX SA on You Tube! HOME