Eighth leg of MX nationals not easy

The eighth leg of the national motocross (MX) competition at Swakopmund was recently held in cold, windy conditions, while injuries were part of the game.

Ten classes entered, including a women’s class.

“Despite the weather conditions, the race was not bad, as 54 entries were received for this leg,” Ingo Waldschmidt said after the event.

He said the brand new organisers did a splendid job despite being thrown in at the deep end.

There were several injuries due the fast track. Rider Tommie Gouws broke his collar bone after a bad fall, while two other riders sustained serious injuries.

“The track is extremely fast, and we had discussions to make it a bit slower by adding more obstacles,” Waldschmidt said.

The race was most likely one of the best-attended of the year, he said.

One class which drew considerable interest was the 85cc with 10 riders, compared to the usual three.

The results are as follows:

Women’s class: Zoe Waldschmidt (first), Ronja Friederich (second) and Maronique Kruger (third).

Open class: Mark Sternagel (first), JC le Roux (second) and Dale Davies (third).

85cc: Juan de Vos (first ), Wynand Cronje (second) and Marco Lindemeier (third).

50cc juniors: Delmar du Plessis (first) and Mason Meyer (second).

50cc seniors: Duhan Steenkamp (first), Oliver Mathews (second) and Markus Pack (third).

65cc: De Wet du Plessis (first ), Connor Bouwer (second) and Patrick Geiger (third).

Veterans: Sigi Pack (first), Henner Rusch (second) and Marthinus Kruger (third ).

125cc junior: Marno Kruger (first), Juan de Vos (second) and Jarno Metzger (third).

Clubman: Thimo Martens (first), Johannes van Zyl (second) and Sanene Wittreich (third).

King of the Dirt: Sternagel (first), Davies (second) and Marko Kruger (third).

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