First Enduro riders race over rough terrain
The first race in the Bank Windhoek Namibia Motorsport Federation Enduro Championship Series 2012 took place on Saturday, 11 February at the Tony Rust race track outside Windhoek.
The event, which was also the first Southern Off-Road Challenge (SORC) event for the year was co-sponsored by Propshaft Engineering.
A total of 94 riders participated in the race, covering 164 kilometres over rough terrain. The difficulty of the route was evident in the amount of finishers with 19 competitors failing to complete the race and a further 11 managing 75% of the route.
South African racer, Dillon Inggs put on a great display in the SORC B2 division with the fastest time of the day in the bike category with four hours, 48 minutes and 18 seconds.
There were 16 foreign riders representing Botswana, Zambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe who made the trip to Namibia for the SORC section of the race.
In the Namibian Championships the results are as follows:
The 200cc Class was won by Jörn Greiter (KTM) ahead of Claude Brendel (KTM) and Kai Hennes (KTM) in second and third place respectively.
Ingo Waldschmidt (KTM) won the Open Class followed by Therald Murch (KTM) and Gunther Gladis (KTM) in second and third position respectively.
In the National Quad Class Windzor Huselman (Honda) came first ahead of Pearce van Wyk (Honda) and Johan Steyn (Honda).
Maike Bochert (Honda) won the Ladies Quad Class, followed by Shannon Rowland (Honda) in second place.
The next race in the Bank Windhoek NMFS Enduro Championship Series will take place on 17 March 2012 on Farm Lichtenstein, situated in the Windhoek District, followed by another six races throughout the year in different areas of Namibia.