Guest Contributor | Jul 25, 2017 | 0
Round-two Enduro on track
The second round of the Bank Windhoek national Enduro series is set to take place this weekend on farm Lichtenstein, around the Omeya area.
Unlike the first event at Omakwara, the event on Farm Lichtenstein has one of the most technical race courses. The riders will be greeted with single tracks, stony and challenging mountain passes, as well as river sections, which will challenge the concentration, fitness and skills of the bikers unlike any other race. In particular the senior motorbike riders (Class 5), led by last year’s champion and winner of Omakwara, Sven Schneidenberger, will have to show endurance on the track that includes elements of hard Enduro.
Aside from Bank of Windhoek, this event is co-sponsored by Absolute Logistics, Bon Okapuka Crushers & Windhoek Brick Works and Olympia Pharmacy.
In February farm Omakwara saw the Henle Brothers scoop first places in both the motorbikes class up to 200 cc (Class 1) and in the class of motorbikes over 200cc (Class 2). Last year’s undisputed Class 2 national champion, Henner Rusch, who completed 2015 by winning every race, will be highly motivated to fight back on his home turf.
Equally, 2015 Class 1 Champion, Ingo Waldschmidt, will be on the track to close the gap to Championship leader Marcel Henle.
The Namibian Enduro Club expects around 70 quad and motorbikes to enter in 11 Competition Classes. Junior riders as of 10 years of age will be on the track, as well as a large number of non-national championship riders.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the event as this race is sure to be an interesting one with a technical river section, 500m walking distance from the pits. Sanitation facilities will be available for spectators.