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SAMXN RD7 images at Terra Topia, Johannesburg


Oct 102016

Terra Topia, Gauteng – The final event in the 2016 Monster Energy TRP Distributors MX Nationals was a massive day to finish of the series, and a great day for the sport. This year has been an exciting year for South African Motocross, and things are looking great for a thrilling 2017. Finals day started off as a fairly crisp morning, as is the norm for this time of the year in Gauteng.

The day warmed up quickly, but the wind came rushing in with the heat and made the sky somewhat hazy and grey. The track was fast and quite flat, consisting of mostly hard pack, with lots of long and low jumps, so the riders were luckily not getting blown around too much by the wind. Anthony Raynard took a fairly hard slam earlier on in the day, and it unfortunately served to slow him down for the rest of the day’s racing, while Johan Vogelsang killed the MX2 holeshot. Sacha Naude owned the MX1 class, with a clean victory from David Goosen and Kerim Fitzgerald. Despite the second in MX1, Goosen was another rider who found top form throughout the day’s racing, leading both MX2 heats to take the overall class win from Tristan Purdon.

Final Results from Round 7 at Terra Topia 
MX1 1. Sacha Naude 2. David Goosen 3. Kerim Fitzgerald 
MX2 1. David Goosen 2. Tristan Purdon 3. Kerim Fitzgerald