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Enduro Series round 4 heads to Uis

Enduro Series round 4 heads to Uis

The Bank Windhoek Namibian Enduro Championship will enter the second half of the championship season on 17 June, with round four taking place at Uis

The race is co-sponsored by Central Earth Moving and Brandberg Rest Camp. The event in Uis comprises of a mix of technical and fast riding, with sections passing through quarries and super soft white dunes.

The Championship took off as expected by many. Marcel Henle (KTM) won the first event at Farm Omakwara in February, while Henner Rusch (KTM) took victory at Farm Lichtenstein in March. At Otjihase, Rusch clinched victory, taking the lead in the championship and Henle will be eager to equalise at Uis in this battle of exceptional Namibian Enduro talents.

However, Gernot Bahr (Husaberg) and Corner Visser (Sherco) are close on their heels, while Kai Hennes (KTM) is never to be underestimated.

Joern Greiter (KTM) will seek to keep his clean sheet of victories this season in the Senior Motorbike Riders Class. However, last year’s winner, Frank Ahlreip (KTM) and Kai Hohmeier (KTM), will be chasing Greiter to close the championship gap.

The Clubmans Motorbike Class is set for an exciting race as Championship leader Juergen Gladis (KTM) and youngster Liam Gilchrust (Husqvarna) are expected to keep up their good performances. Wayne Schablinski (KTM) and the winner at Otjihase, Duard Wiese (KTM), will be in contention for victory too.

In the Off-road Bikes Class, which provides newcomers with an adequate track to enter the competition, championship leader Teddy Kausch (KTM) will seek yet another victory, while Johan van der Merwe (KTM) and young talent Keanu Weber-Trianus (KTM), will have their say too. Christina Eins (KTM) is expected to keep the ladies’ flag flying in this class. In the Development Class for youngsters, a high turnout is expected to challenge the leader, Dylan Hilfiker (KTM).

In the Open Quads Class, J L Oppermann (Honda), has accumulated a comfortable gap to the second and third placed riders, while 2016 champion, Shannon Rowland (Honda), will seek to remain in the lead of the Ladies Quad Class.

After the main event, a hill climb competition will be staged, promising great entertainment for Enduro enthusiasts and spectators alike. The venue can be found following the sign boards and the markers in Uis until you reach the Pit Area.

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