Thrills & spills for the Diamonds & Dirt Ladies at Syringa!
23 September 2015

Written by Michelle Smith.
Photos by Carien & Ciara Bresler.
Published with Permission.

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, 2015 – In association with Motorsport South Africa (MSA) and Women in Motorsport (WIM), Syringa played host on 19 September to Round 3 of the Diamonds & Dirt Amateur ladies fun race series. A more streamlined day programme gave the ladies a chance to sleep in a bit and get ready for their race day.
They day for the ladies kicked off with MX. We welcomed some new ladies to the beginner group and had some incredible racing to watch as the first three ladies remained almost within one bike length of one another. It was Aimee O’Neill that held out to take both wins and the overall for the day with Tanya Luas in second, Karen Neville in third and newcomer Charissa Heath in fourth.
In the Intermediate MX group it was Leyah Bresler that once again dominated. This young lady has improved so much this year, it is incredible to see. She cannot afford to get too comfortable though as Angelique Lindeque and Jennifer Neville are chasing her down and things will heat up in the final round for sure. Leyah took first for the day with Angelique in second and Jennifer in third.
In the advanced MX group it was Adel Pieroni chasing after Natasha Rugani. Adel who seems to find herself chasing Natasha more often then not, has progressed so much as a rider that it is great to watch her ride.

We put together an extremely fun enduro loop this time for the ladies. It included some forest, some mx track, some enduro cross from every corner of the Syringa premises. It was a tough ride for the ladies and fitness played a big part in getting through the laps.
In the Beginner Enduro group we welcomed two new ladies and we were pleasantly surprised at how well they adapted and put in an excellent run. It just shows us the capabilities of the ladies out there that are riding socially. It was Karen Neville that this time took the overall with Aimee O’Neill in second, Vicki Marsh in third and Amelia De Lange in fourth.
The Intermediate Enduro was a very competitive race with the three MX girls chasing each other down. This time it was Angelique Lindeque that put in a very strong run and a well earned first place. Leyah Bresler took second and Jennifer Neville took third.
In the Advanced Enduro the two year battle continued between Cathlene Roos and Adel Pieroni. Catz had a great lead but made a mistake that cost her the lead as Adel took the opportunity to pull away. It was another great race and Adel took first overall with Catz in second and newcomer Chloe Neville taking third.

We would like to thank all the ladies that took part, their friends and family that came out to support and to everyone that helped. We look forward to seeing you all at the final round later this year.

A big thanks to Fox and 32Gi for the incredible prizes for the ladies. Huge thanks to Jackie Reymann from Valvoline SA, Wayne Kreunen from e-CAR head office and e-CAR VSB Auto Electrical & Fitment Centre for the incredible prizes for the ladies. We must say thanks to Jannie for Syringa as well as his staff for making it an incredible day out for everyone.

Some awesome Valvoline products sponsored as prizes for the day!

Full Results:

Beginner MX

Intermediate MX

Advanced MX

1. Aimee O'Neill 50
2. Tanya Luas 44
3. Karen Neville 40
4. Charissa Heath 38

1. Leyah Bresler 50
2. Angelique Lindeque 44
3. Jennifer Neville 40
4. Chloe Neville 38
5. Cathlene Roos 36
6. Annelize Boshoff 34

1. Natasha Rugani 50
2. Adel Pieroni 44

Beginner Enduro

Intermediate Enduro

Advanced Enduro

1. Karen Neville 25
2. Aimee O'Neill 22
3. Vicki Marsh 20
4. Amelia De Lange 19

1. Angelique Lindeque 25
2. Leyah Bresler 22
3. Jennifer Neville 20
4. Dominique Tursini 19

1. Adel Pieroni 25
2. Cathlene Roos 22

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