SOUTH AFRICA TAKES THE MXOAN CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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|