Successful Ladies Development
series kicks off another year!
01 April 2015
Written by Michelle Smith.
Photos by Carien Bresler.
Published with Permission.
Great start to another year for the Diamonds & Dirt
Amateur Ladies Fun Race Series.
JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, 2015 For the third year, MX
SAs Diamonds & Dirt offers four rounds
that gives ladies the opportunity to develop through a series
of fun races by using a skill level stepping stone
system for them to learn. In association with Motorsport South
Africa (MSA) and Women in Motorsport (WIM) the first event
for 2015 kicked off on 29 March at Chestnut Hill with an incredible
27 ladies in attendance of varying age and skill level.
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& Dirt: Beginner Ladies
& Dirt: Intermediate & Advanced Ladies
& Dirt: Ladies Enduro
Chestnut Hill played offers great options for everyone with
a flat track for beginners, a great senior MX track for intermediate
and advanced and great little off road loop that we got a
bit creative with for the enduro part of the day.
Ladies have the option to participate in either MX or Enduro
but most ladies opt to do both.
Many of last years beginner ladies now moved up to
the Intermediate group, so we welcomed a lot of new ladies
to that group this year. In the MX it was quite a dice between
the top three with young Lindie Barnard taking 1st with Benica
Phillips in 2nd and Karen Neville in third.
In the beginners Enduro it was Karen Neville who this time
took 1st with Lindie Barnard in 2nd and Liezel Barnard rounding
off the top three.
The Intermediate group is a very exciting one this is where
the bulk of the ladies now find themselves so the racing is
quite incredible. They race with the Advanced Ladies in MX.
It was young Leyah Bresler that stole the day with 2 incredible
wins to take 1st overall. She really has put in some off season
work having moved up from the beginner group last year. It
was a close battle for second and third between Tanya Kioykas
in who took second and Adel Pieroni who took third.
In the Intermediate Enduro, it was newcomer Angelique Lindeque
on the Suzuki 450 that took 1st with Jennifer Neville taking
2nd and Leyah Bresler taking 3rd.
The Advance group is pure adrenaline from start to finish.
These are the ladies that are there to work on their skills
for racing and for the newer ladies to learn and move on to
bigger races one day. Anais Steenkamp put in an incredible
performance taking an easy 1st overall for the day. The young
rider looked so comfortable on the track. Newcomer Hannah
Foster blew everyone away with her abilities and took second
and Samantha Speirs, all the way from Harrismith took third.
In the Advanced Enduro, not even the technical section we
added for these ladies could slow them down. Another dice
ensued between Adel Pieroni and Tanya Kioykas but this time
Adel took first and Tanya second. Cathlene Roos took third.
Words cannot describe what an incredible day we had and we
would like to thank all the ladies that took part, all the
friends and family that came out to support and to everyone
that helped, we cant wait for the next round. Keep an
eye on our Social Media and web sites for news for round two
in the coming weeks.
Check out our Facebook Page for plenty of photos and
the full results Diamonds
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