SIXTY-SEVEN MOTORCYCLES LINE UP FOR AFRICA’S MOST UNIQUE MOTORCYCLE RACE
A full-house of 67 entries will line-up for the start of the 2014 RFS Motorcycle Economy Run on Friday 29 August 2014.
This unique event sees competitors vying for honours by achieving the best fuel efficiency over two-days of riding through some of Mpumalanga’s most scenic areas instead of the more traditional speed-based model of motorcycling competitions. The only motorcycle fuel-efficiency event on the African Continent takes place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August 2014.
Defending title-holder Shado Alston will be hoping his miserly riding style will help him defend his 2012 and 2013 titles on a Honda CBR 500 R. He will be fending off stiff competition from four-time winner Reg Gurnell aboard a BMW GS 1200 LC hoping to add a fifth title to his 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2004 wins. Veteran Clive Strugnell lines up for an inspiring 33rd time not having missed the start over the 33 years the event has been staged.
The 2014 entry list is dominated by the BMW marque with a whopping 34 of the 67 entries being BMW motorcycles. They will face stiff competition from the Honda, KTM and Triumph faithful all hoping to demonstrate their skill and fuel efficiency of their motorcycles.
With entries divided into twelve classes and a generous prize fund made available by event sponsor, Retirement Fund Solutions, there are trophies and prizes up for grabs for all types of motorcycles ensuring everyone is in the running for one of the prizes.
he event kicks off at 06:00 on Friday 29 August from the Rose Haven Sasol on the N4 east of Pretoria and takes competitors to Bethal, Piet Retief and Barberton before reaching the overnight stop at the Numbi Hotel in Hazyview. Saturday sees a shorter route looping back to Hazyview through Graskop, Sabie and White River.
Taking place under the watchful eye of the Pretoria Motor Club officials ensuring competitors adhere to refuelling regulations as well as observing the road rules the race is on to find South Africa’s most fuel efficient motorcycle rider.
Amidst serious competition to see who can produce the most fuel-efficient result competitors are in for a fun-filled weekend riding their machines on some of South Africa’s most scenic roads.