The official South African team for FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations







Published by Johann Verster Date: August 24, 2015
Categories: General News

This week 38 South African motocross riders will be crossing the South African border to compete at the FIM AFRICA Motocross of African Nations event, which will be taking place at the Donnybrook Racetrack in Harare Zimbabwe from 28-30 August 2015.

The FIM AFRICA Motocross of African Nations is an annual event which usually attracts all the top riders from seven African countries – Angola, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe – who compete for the top honours in all the different classes.  The event 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.

The FIM Africa MX OF AFRICAN NATIONS 2015 is held under the auspices of Zimbabwe Motor Sports Federation (ZMSF) in-conjunction with the promoter, Bogwheelers Club, and according to the rules of the FIM Africa Sporting Code and FIM Africa MX of African Nations GCR’s for 2015.

The organisers have been working tirelessly to get the track into tip top condition and the event will most certainly test the mental and physical limitations of each rider.

There are two practice sessions scheduled for Saturday and the actual race for the championship will take place on Sunday the 30th of August.

The championship will be made up of the following classes:  MX 125, MX 1, MX Lite, MX 65, MX 2, MX 50, WMX and VMX .

The heats have been scheduled to start on the following times:

  • The 1st heat - 07:00
  • The 2nd heat - 09:26
  • The 3rd heat – 12:26

It will be an action packed event for all the spectators and they will be guaranteed two days of great racing. The gates open at 7:00

Last year, the event was successfully staged at Kitwe in Zambia after having been held at the Syringa Motocross Park just outside Johannesburg, South Africa, the previous year.

The following riders will be Representing South Africa:

COMPETITOR NAME CLASS 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
CAMERON DUROW MX LITES 14
SLADE SMITH MX LITES 15
WIKUS VAN SANDWYK MX LITES 13
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