SOUTH AFRICA TAKES THE MXOAN CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP







Published by Johann Verster Date: September 3, 2015
Categories: General News

At the Motocross of African Nations Event held this past weekend, South Africa defended their title as Champions of Africa by winning all classes in the Team Event, held in Harare Zimbabwe.

The two-day Continental Championship attracted a record number of competitors with 200 junior and senior riders who were from Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and the host Zimbabwe.

The local organising committee, which was  led by the former Chairman of the Bogwheelers club, Gary Grainger, and the club's current Chariman, Shaun Whyte, staged a flawless event on Saturday and Sunday.

The South African Team won this event for the third year in a row with 895 points securing a landslide win in the championship.

The FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations Championship is one of the few motorcycle events recognised as a "Team" event, where the points of the official riders are tallied to determine who the winning African Nation will be for that particular year.

Well done to the South African Team!

The following competitors represented South Africa:

COMPETITOR NAME TEAM RACE No
WILLEM HOUGH MX 50CC 11
JAMES THOMPSON MX 50CC 12
LUCAS VENTER MX 50CC 13
LUKE GRUNDY MX 50CC 14
WIAN DU PLOOY MX 50CC 15
JONATHAN MLIMI MX 65CC 11
HAYDEN TULLY MX 65CC 12
LEONARD DU TOIT MX 65CC 13
JAMES MOORE MX 65CC 14
THOMAS SCHOEMAN MX 65CC 15
DALTON VENTER MX LITES 11
CHRISTIAAN CILLIERS MX LITES 12
MATTHEW GREEN MX LITES 14
SLADE SMITH MX LITES 15
WIKUS VAN SANDWYK MX LITES 13
SLADE BOTHA (IND) MX LITES 115
JOSHUA MLIMI MX 125CC 11
DIRCO VAN DER WESTHUIZEN MX 125CC 12
MICHAEL WOLHUTER MX 125CC 13
JORDAN VENTER MX 125CC 14
JANES VAN SANDWYK MX 125CC 15
MATTHEW MALAN MX 2 11
TRISTAN PURDON MX 2 12
GARRIC PRETORIUS MX 2 13
ANTON HENRIKSEN MX 2 14
MICHAEL DOCHERTY MX 1 12
ANDREW WREN MX 1 13
JUSTIN BUIST MX 1 14
WADE DEN MX 1 2
IAN TOPLISS (38 - V) VMX 11
RAYMOND PROUT-JONES (47 - V) VMX 12
ANDRE JOUBERT (40 - V) VMX 13
GEOFF DEN (50 - M) MMX 11
FRANCOIS DU PLOOY (54 - M) MMX 13
MARK BEVERLEY (50 - M) MMX 14
TONI JARDINE MX LADIES 11
BO-DENE SCOTT MX LADIES 12
NATASHA RUGANI MX LADIES 13
BRITTANY CUTHBERT MX LADIES 15