|Posted on May 3, 2018 at 6:10 PM|
The Windy City lived up to its reputation for the second round of the National Enduro series on Saturday, 28 April. Fans huddled in pounding winds to watch riders take on some of Port Elizabeth's toughest terrain.
After a nail biting day of racing, Brother Leader Tread KTM's Dwayne Kleynhans brought home a hard fought win in the E1 Class.
The rider went to war with Husqvarna's new edition, William Oosthuizen, who snatched up the red plate at the season opener in Robertson last month.
While Kleynhans dominated the majority of the Port Elizabeth race, Oosthuizen managed to take the lead in the second last lap.
As the determined pair rapidly approached the finish line, Kleynhans made an attack on a steep climb and ultimately secured the top spot on the podium.
"I was sidelined because of injury after the last round, so I really didn't expect to pull off the win today. It was a tight out there - with two laps to go the race was on! William and I put on a show for everyone today, it was a lot of fun," said an elated Kleynhans.
It was a tough day out for leading enduro lady, Kirsten Landman.
The disappointed E2 rider was time-barred before she could finish her final lap.
"It was more of a mental challenge for me today. But that's racing - I just have to move forward from here," said Landman.
Missing from action was E2's Scott Bouverie, who is recovering from a successful shoulder surgery.
Published by: KTM Media
Picture Caption: Family celebrate Kleynhans' hard-earned victory
Photography by: www.zcmc.co.za
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