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SAMXN RD4 | Johannesburg | South Africa


Jun 062017

The fourth round of the 2017 Monster Energy TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship took place at Dirt Bronco over the weekend. The event saw a record number of entries and spectators make their way to the circuit!

This round was packed with competitive racing as well as some serious upsets in MX2 where Maddy Malan had a bad day in the office after 6 consecutive wins going down in heat 1 and crashing out of heat 2. It was here David Goosen capitalised on Maddys' downfalls, but it wasn't all easy for him, Goosen went down early in heat 1 while going for the pass for the lead but managed to salvage points by making his way back up to 4th. A win in heat 2 would see Goosen take 2nd for the day and the points lead and taking over the red plate.

In the MX1 it was the former multiple SA Champion, Richard van der Westhuizen who claimed the overall. Although finishing 4th in the first heat, Van der Westhuizen took an early lead in heat 2 and ran away from the field for the win. However Tristan Purdon, came firing into this round like a man on a mission after some trouble at round 3 in Bloem, Purdon put in a solid effort going 3-2 for 3rd overall and retains his points lead in the series.

We caught up with David & Tristan after the racing to get a view from where they stand and how they plan to hold onto those red plates.

"I'll be trying my best to hold onto that red plate."

Congratulations on taking the lead in MX2 David! Can you run us through your ride on the weekend? 

Thanks guys, so rounding up my ride on the weekend at Dirt Bronco. It was a great escape from my current work schedule. I was feeling good on the bike, even though Broncos' is my home track, the competition is still very tough with the top 8 riders in the series all being on top of their game. I really just came into this round with an open mind that anything could happen, even though I was still able to capitalise on Maddy being out, I still made a few mistakes of my own that I was fortunate to recover from. I'm super happy to have the red plate which I'll be trying my best to hold onto.Looking forward to the next round in Pietermaritzburg in 6weeks, the points are really close right now so no one can afford any slip ups. I'm just going to continue working hard towards that championship goal! Thanks to my sponsors and everyone that continues to support me.

"I wanted to prove that i could win again after the bad round in bloem."

Well done on retaining your lead in MX1 Tristan! How did it go down at Dirt Bronco?

I was feeling good going into Broncos', I just wanted to prove I could bag another win after the bad ride that I had in Bloem in the last round. I like the track a lot, it's always changing up so everyone has a fair chance. It has big ruts and is quite rough, it reminds me a lot of the European tracks. To add to that I'm super happy to add even more points to my lead in the championship, although we're only halfway through the battle. I'm just going to stay focused and consistent! I'd just like to say shout out to everyone behind me, I really appreciate it!