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Fast Waweru throws down gauntlet in regional duel

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)


MXGP Organizers Meeting Sets the Stage for 2018

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (1)




MONACO (Principality of Monaco), 29 November 2017 - The annual MXGP Organizers meeting took place this past weekend at Andorra’s 'Centre de Congressos’. The Event invites all of the Organizers of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship season’s rounds to come together and prepare for the upcoming year of racing.


Youthstream’s Director of Com...

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ANDORRA HOSTS FIRST EVER FIM AWARDS

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)



The annual season closing prize giving ceremony welcomed a new era as the first edition of the new FIM Awards was realised in the stunning ballroom of the Andorra Park Hotel in Andorra la Vella. Almost five hundred guests including 35 of the 2017 FIM World Champions gathered for a very special evening that was hosted by British broadcaster Gavin Emmett.


Watch the...

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WADE YOUNG WINS THE 2017 MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)





Having previously won the Mother of Hard Enduro in 2012 at the tender age of 16, and again in 2014, Wade Young (Sherco Liqui Moly Racing) came back with purpose and conquered the mountains of Lesotho by winning the 50th edition of the Motul Roof of Africa on Saturday 18 November.


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HUSQVARNA'S STING IN THE TAIL

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)


What Roof of Africa Report

Where Lesotho

When 15-18 November 2017

Team ends season in style at Roof of Africa




Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing finished its season in fine style on the Motul 50th Roof of Africa — the so-called mother of hard enduros in Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains over the weekend.


Headed by defen...

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SANDRA GOMEZ MAKES HISTORY AT 50TH EDITION OF ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)




Husqvarna has a reason to celebrate after the 2017 MOTUL Roof of Africa. The 'Mother of Hard Enduro' came to a close in Lesotho on Saturday, and saw Sandra Gomez become the second woman to finish the Gold Class of the prestigious event in its 50-year history.


The Spanish lass added a fresh international flavour to the PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING team. It was only her second tim...

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TEASDALE SURVIVES DISASTER TO PODIUM AT 50TH ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)




The sun rose to melt icy mountains for the last day of the MOTUL Roof of Africa. It was a heated third stage of the prestigious event, which saw a South African show take centre stage.



Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Travis Teasdale was the second man to step on the prestigious podium.



He set off from the startline with no other purpo...

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HOME GROUND GLORY AT MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA DAY 2

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)



An icy start and testing conditions saw the KTM riders off for the second day of the MOTUL Roof of Africa. The ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’ took Gold riders out on a 106km route, which the top riders conquered in just under five hours.



Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Travis Teasdale had everyone talking as he set off guns blazing to the lead the Gold pack with Sherco Factory Racing&#...

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KTM RIDERS SET OFF INTO SNOW AT 2017 MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)





The MOTUL Roof of Africa is officially upon us. The ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’ opened with an unusual scene today - instead of lining up in the blazing heat usually associated with Lesotho at this time of year, KTM riders team set off into snow.



Day one kicked off with ‘Around the Houses’, an event that saw riders blitz their through the ta...

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THE ANNUAL KZN & GAUTENG LADIES & JUNIORS OFF-ROAD DAY

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)




The annual KZN & Gauteng Ladies & Juniors off-road day took place at Killarney 4x4 & Wild West Enduro Track, where 250 ladies & junior riders got together for some thrills and spills. The event was organized and hosted by Shredbettys and sponsored by Motorsport South Africa & Federation of International Motorcycling Africa....

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BROTHER LEADER TREAD KTM GEARS UP TO BRING HOME SILVERWARE

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)





The Brother Leader Tread KTM team are about to go to war at the 50th edition of the Roof of Africa.


The orange squad is comprised of front runners in the race for the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’ title, and will present fierce competition to event favourites Graham Jarvis (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING ) and Alfredo Gomez (Red Bull KTM Factory ...

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THE WOMEN'S BATTLE FOR GOLD AT MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)





Africa’s oldest and most popular offroad event kicks off this week, the MOTUL Roof of Africa. For the first time in its 50 year history, the event will see two women enter a head-to-head battle for the prestigious Gold Class title.


Landman is South Africa’s leading female enduro rider, and has blazed her way through the world’...

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SOUTH AFRICAN ASSAULT SETS SIGHTS ON 50TH ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)




This week riders will take their place at the startline of the 50th edition of the MOTUL Roof of Africa.


The hype has largely surrounded the battle between the obvious favourites of the event, Graham Jarvis (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING) and Alfredo Gomez (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), and the question on everyone’s lips is which of the...

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JARVIS SETS SIGHTS ON HAT TRICK AT MOTHER OF HARD ENDURO

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)




The 2017 Motul Roof of Africa is upon us, and Graham Jarvis has officially stepped onto South African soil.


It is no secret that the British hero enters any hard enduro event as the favourite, and he will certainly take centre stage as he attempts to defend his ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’ title. Should Jarvis come out victorious, ...

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JAMES HILLIER TACKLES 2017 MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)




What do you do to get more kicks when you’re the 5th fastest man of all time around the Isle of Man TT course and the current lap record holder in the Lightweight TT class?



You enter the 2017 Motul Roof of Africa! That's exactly what James Hillier (Team Metzeler Husqvarna) has done.


He will tick this off his bucket list and com...

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BRETT SWANEPOEL RAISES HIS HAND FOR 2017 ROOF OF AFRICA TITLE

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)




Brett Swanepoel has raised his hand as a rider to beat in the race for the 2017 MOTUL Roof of Africa title.


The PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING star adds a competitive twist to the prestigious event, and boasts two podium finishes. Having achieved a second place in 2014 and third in 2015, he will be looking to use his advantageous Roof of Africa...

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ROOF-READY HUSQVARNA

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)



What Roof of Africa Preview

Where Lesotho

When 15-18 November

Pepson Plastics team ready to top off season





It’s been a full year for the Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Motorcycles Racing team, but there is still a major sting in the tail and the team is all set for — the mother of hard endu...

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BIKES AND QUADS EARNED NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES AFTER TOUGH SEASON

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)




As the dust settled after the recent Atlas Copco Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the 2017 SA National Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads (SACCS Moto) that took place at Glenharvie on the West Rand, the points have been finalised and the championship titles have been allocated.


After a competitive season with some neck to ne...

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CLASH OF THE ENDURO TITANS AT 2017 MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)




In just under a week the world’s greatest enduro giants will step onto the African continent for the annual ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’, the MOTUL Roof of Africa.



Taking the spotlight is the international showdown that is set to take place between Alfredo Gomez (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Graham Jarvis (ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUS...

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