Race Report: Orbis Racing
4 June 2015
Submitted by Orbis Racing
Published with Permission
Thrills and spills characterised our day at Rover but we
all had a fantastic time. First of all, credos to the Rover
MX club who, once again, showed us how to host a national.
The track was brilliant, catering great, the atmosphere electric
and logistics superb. As for our team we relished the
experience of taking on the best motocrossers
South Africa has to offer. Racing was intense; we had to dig
deep but were happy to celebrate our efforts and our victories.
Lucca Mynhardt, our 50cc campaigner, had a mixed day. After
recording almost the fastest lap time in practice, heat 1
saw him put the bike down 4 times. Coach Dean Hoffman settled
him down after the race and in heat 2 we once again saw the
Lucca we know. He led the race for 6 laps before slipping
out and dropping into second place. There he remained until
the flag. Overall, 6th for the day.
Lucca Mynhardt took second place in heat 2 - photo by Zygmund
Next up was Justin Sangster in the 85cc SW. We always knew
he was going to deliver the goods in PE and the Sandman
didnt let us down. He came through in a comfortable
second place in heat 1 and was determined to do better in
heat 2. However, after a shocking start and getting caught
behind a few fallers in the holeshot corner, he had to work
really hard. He got up to 3rd place relatively quickly and
then executed a classic sand corner pass on the local favourite,
Grant Hutton, in lap 4. Although he was running very similar
times to the race leader, he was unable to mount much of a
challenge for first place. This result moves Sangster into
second place in the 85cc junior National Championship.
Justin Sangster scrapes his bars in the sand during heat
2 of the 85cc class
Ethan Coleman had to work hard in the mid pack of the combined
class and secured a 7th overall in the 85cc SW class. Although
not his best result, we must concede that he had a massive
crash at the CT National, was concussed, so is not in peak
condition yet. Well done for the sterling effort!!
Justin Sangster (left), flanked by race winner, Dalton
Venter and third place, Grant Hutton
In the Pro mini class, Storm van den Heever showed great
determination to run with the talented boys in this class.
He posted very respectable times, but fitness was definitely
an issue. This spirited young man is filled with courage and
I know he will climb the ladder as we progress through the
year. Brett Roberts, on his second outing to Rover, battled
his way through the challenging conditions and drew on every
fibre of muscle to race to the end.
If there was an award for courage and determination it would
go to Brett who finished 10th overall in the class.
Well what can I say our blonde bomber, Bo-Dene
Scott showed us how to do it in style. She took first place
in both heats and after a great start in heat 2, I knew it
was in the bag.
Bo-Dene Scott winds the throttle during heat 1 on Saturday
- photo by Zygmund Brodalka
I have, on more than one occasion, intimated that this young
lady is going to be the one to beat. Bo-dene aggressively
attacked the thick sand, but was always in control of her
125cc machine. A brilliant result Bo-Dene - the team is so
proud of you!!
Bo-Dene Scott is congratulated by her Dad, Andrew Scott,
after winning the ladies class
DEAN HOFFMAN (Coach)
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