|Posted on May 3, 2018 at 5:55 AM|
Port Elizabeth welcomed riders with tough terrain and what felt like gail force winds for the second round of the National Enduro series on Saturday, 28 April.
PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING's newest edition, William Oosthuizen put on a nail-biting show in his attempt defend the red plate in the E1 Class.
The rider was up against stiff competition with a KTM's Dwayne Kleynhans equally determined to take his place on the top spot of the podium.
In a race of cat and mouse, Oosthuizen made his move and took the lead on the second last lap.
With the checked flag almost in sight, Kleynhans made a counter-attack on a steep climb and managed to narrowly beat Oosthuizen to the finish line.
"We were riding right next to each other up a climb when our bikes touched, and Dwayne managed to slip past. I pushed harder than ever to close the gap, but had a fall while I was chasing him. Today was extremely tight!" explained Oosthuizen.
PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING teammate Matt Green had an exciting day out in Port Elizabeth as he raced on a Husqvarna FE 250 for the very first time.
As the youngster attempts to take new territory in the competitive E1 Class, he felt it was the perfect time to make the move to bigger bike:
"I'm really enjoying the consistent power of the bike! It's a year of growth for me, so making the jump to the E1 Class and a bigger bike was something I was determined to do," said Green.
After an epic day of racing, a satisfied Fred Fensham, Husq SA brand manager, commented:
"What a day it was! We've got two young young guns, a 16-year old and a 20-year old, who are really firing! I can't tell you when last I was so excited. So proud of these boys."
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