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Nanda Swiegers, first women in motocross to be sponsored for MX2 male dominant class.

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 4:30 AM


TLB Monster Energy Yamaha has recently signed Nanda Swiegers to be part of the team for the 2015 MSA National Motocross season. Her team mates for the 2015 season are as followed:

  • Michael Kok
  • Sacha Naude
  • Caleb Tennant
  • Tristan Purdon
  • Reid Sinnicks
  • Gerhard Grove
  • Dirco VD Westhuizen
  • Justin Thompson
  • Seth VD Abeele


She will be competing in the MX2 class amongst South Africa’s fastest men in order to prepare her for her overseas endeavours. She plans on racing the two FIM Women’s World Championships races, namely Matterley Basin,United Kingdom and Villars-sous-Ecot, France in May next year.

Team manager Laren Van Der Westhuizen has taken note that she will miss out on the Port Elizabeth MSA National event to participate in the Matterley Basin Motocross Grand Prix, but said; “Just do us a favour and kick butt in the UK!”. Darrel Fitz-Gerald from Pelotrain is currently working on her fitness to get her race ready for the season, which kicks off at first MSA National in KZN on 28 February.

Catching up with Nanda, we asked her about what her future plans are for 2015:

“Now that I have my degree and I know that all I want to ever race is motocross, I can put all my energy and hard work into it. I plan on racing the MX2 season with the help of my new team TLB Monster Energy Yamaha, compete in the UK and France WMX GP’s and race in the FIM AFRICA Continental MX Event in Botswana.

I have big plans, but I know that I would not be able to do any of this without the help of my Lord Jesus, my parents, my boyfriend Brenden, my team manager Laren and the amazing sponsors that are 100% behind me and the team.

I would just like to wish my team mates all the best and say thank you to my sponsors, Yamaha, TLB, Monster, Thor, FMF, Gaerne, Motul, Pirelli, Shoei, RK Chains, EBC Brakes, Progrip Grips, Ascerbis Plastics, Racestar Graphics, Portable Shade, Leatt and CTi.”

We look forward to seeing Nanda is action and wish her all the best from Motorsport South Africa.


Categories: Women in Motorcycling

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