Local riders excel in nationals

2015-11-10 06:00
Justin Sangster (12) of Sweet Valley Primary School in Bergvliet finished third in the 85cc Junior class of the South African National Motocross Championship in Johannesburg recently.

Justin Sangster (12) of Sweet Valley Primary School in Bergvliet finished third in the 85cc Junior class of the South African National Motocross Championship in Johannesburg recently.

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Three riders from a Cape Town-based racing team, Orbis Racing, finished in top positions in this year’s South African National Motocross Championships recently.

The final round was held in Johannesburg last weekend.

Bo-Dene Scott, a high school pupil at Reddam Atlantic, gave a brilliant account of herself by securing fourth place in both heats on Saturday. Bo-Dene (17) secured her place on the podium of the South African Championship, with a second place overall in the women’s class.

Justin Sangster (12), who attends Sweet Valley Primary School in Bergvliet, secured his place as a top three finisher in South Africa, in the very competitive 85cc junior class. Justin had built up a commanding lead in points over the fourth place contender thanks to his consistent podium finishes. He delivered solid performances throughout the year with no less than three second place finishes in respective rounds. Justin also earned third place in the WOMZA SA National Series and won this year’s 85cc Pro Mini class in the Western Cape regional series and took first place in the WPMC (Killarney MX) club series.

In the 50cc Pro Senior class, Bishops pupil Lucca Mynhardt (9) delivered the performance of the day. In the first heat he finished fourth, but was less than a second per lap behind the championship leader. In the second heat he held it together and challenged the race leader in every corner.

He was only half a second off the pace of the winner. Lucca secured a solid second place in the heat and thus a second place overall on the day.

He ended up in fourth place in the country, after the completion of the seven-round championship.

  • These riders will be in action at the final round of the WPMC MX Club championship at the Killarney MX track on Saturday from 10:00.

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