Enduro racing at Jachtvlakte

2016-03-10 06:00

Enduro racing fans are invited to bring along their friends and family to experience all the speed, dust and smell of fresh 2-stroke along with roars of the 4T Thumpers during the Rangers Motor Spares Uitenhage 200 at Jachtvlakte.

It will be hosted by Rover Motorcycle Club, which is located in Schoenmakerskop and spans a history of more than 50 years, and is still going strong.

Every year Rover hosts a Regional Enduro Championship Series that is held in surrounding areas with a wide range of classes to choose from depending on racers’ ability and age. The Rangers Motor Spares Uitenhage 200 is the next race on the 2016 Rover Enduro Championship Calendar and will be held at Jachtvlakte on the outskirts of Uitenhage on Saturday, March 19th.

This year the Rover Enduro series comprises 8 races and racing classes are: Under 21, Club Silver (17+), Club Senior (38+), Club Masters (46+), Club Vets (50+), Club Open (Open).

“In addition to these classes which are aimed at the more serious riders, Rover has introduced a Weekend Warrior Class or WOW, which is aimed at riders young and old and quad riders who want to experience the thrill and excitement of a racing environment either as a social rider or competing with other WOW riders,” said CJ Basson from Rover Motorcycle Club.

“All social riders are invited to join in the fun and ride the race loop with racers to feel and experience the high speed thrill of stretching your bike’s throttle cables in a fast-paced race.”

There are a few basic safety compliances that need to be adhered to for both rider and bike and these will be detailed when submitting your online entry.

The Rangers Motor Spares Uitenhage 200 consists of a loop totalling about 30km and each class will have its own own number of prescribed loops to complete.

All riders and first time riders must register on www.Race Control.co.za for the events prior to race day which are all sanctioned by Motorsport South Africa (MSA) and one day licences are open to those who would like to try it out first.

“New riders will be assisted with the entry process and one-day MSA licences can be paid on the morning of the race. All riders must enter online on Race Control before the race day,” said Basson.

WOW Class Competitive Race costs are R200 for the MSA Licence and R100 for the race entry and WOW Social Riders are R200. Quad riders are welcome to ride and will be accommodated and ride in either of the WOW Classes. Annual MSA WOW Licences can also be obtained at R300 for the year and then riders are only required to pay the race entries on race days.

-Only WOW Class Non-competitive riders will allowed to enter on the morning of the race.

The Rangers Motor Spares Uitenhage 200 will be a spectator friendly event with approximately 10 km of spectacular racing scenery in full view of the immediate Jachtvlakte area. Spectators can follow the orange markers once turned off on to the Jachtvlakte gravel road.

“Please be extremely careful when riding to the spectator and pit areas and obey all race signage and marshalls instructions. They are there to look out for both spectators’ and riders’ safety.”

Rover has also arranged for catering and food (burgers, boerewors rolls), cool drinks and coffee which will be on sale throughout the day. The prize giving will be held immediately after the race at the Jachtvlakte.

  • Any enquiries regarding the Uitenhage 200 Race or entry requirements call CJ 079 517 9767 or Jacques 078 458 7790

(-Heilie Combrinck)

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