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WADE YOUNG RETAINS HIS TITLE AT THE 2018 MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)




The 2018 Motul Roof of Africa saw a number of changes to the format of this iconic Extreme Enduro event. Competitors and spectators alike agreed that this latest Roof - the 51st edition - more than lived up to its billing as the Mother of Hard Enduro.


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WADE YOUNG SETS THE PACE AT THE 2018 MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on December 7, 2018 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)




Day One of the 2018 Motul Roof of Africa was a day of contrasting fortunes for the leading riders from yesterday’s Prologue, and demonstrated once again that in Lesotho, things can change in an instant.


In the Gold Class, overnight lea...

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LEPOKOLE HILLS ENDURO - MORE THAN JUST A RACE

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Can you feel it? The Lepokole Hills are calling! In just a few months the air will be filled with the sounds of roaring bikes, jiving music, the beat of the African drum and so much more.


Muddy Face Botswana, an events company focused on providing a "unique to Botswana” experience, with riding off road motorcycles will host the second edition of the Lepokole H...

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NEW FORMAT SETS THE STAGE FOR AN EXCITING MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA 2018

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)



To mark the 51st running of this iconic extreme enduro event, the Motul Roof of Africa 2018 saw the introduction of an all-new opening format. The Round the Houses curtain-raiser was transformed from the traditional dash through the streets...

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THE ORANGE ONSLAUGHT RETURNS FOR THE MOTHER OF HARD ENDURO

Posted on December 5, 2018 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)



An orange onslaught is about to sweep over the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Brother Leader Tread KTM squad have rallied up for the Motul Roof of Africa, which will take place from 5-8 December.


Over the last 50 years the event has built a strong reputation as the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’, and is renowned for three days of relentless pounding over Lesotho&#...

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YOUNG GUNS LOOK TO AFFIRM THEIR STATUS AMONG SOUTH AFRICA'S ENDURO ELITE

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)



A particularly strong group of South African riders are preparing to chase down the coveted Motul Roof of Africa title. The three day stage race, infamously known as the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’, is set to kick off on 5 December.


In amongst the mix of household names like Wade Young and Travis Teasdale are two young guns looking to affirm themselves as pa...

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FIM ANNOUNCES NEW GOVERNANCE POSITIONS

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)



Following the election on Saturday of Mr Jorge Viegas as FIM President in Andorra la Vella, the FIM Board met on Sunday morning in order to discuss new governance positions.


Mr Viegas will hereby take up the role of acting CEO until the FIM Commissions Conference in February 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.


Mr Jacques Bolle has been nominated to t...

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MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA 2018: WHAT RIDERS CAN EXPECT

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)



The final countdown to the highly anticipated 2018 Motul Roof of Africa has begun.


With an all-new route, riders can expect to be challenged – and thrilled – by this year’s Mother of Hard Enduro. Motul will be the title sponsor for the third consecutive year, underlining their continuing support for this iconic event.


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PURDON SIGNS WITH RED BULL KTM

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Entering the last month of 2018, Red Bull KTM’s Motocross team already has their focus set on 2019. The existing line up of multiple South African champions is adding one more exciting name to their list of championship contenders - the young and talented Tristan Purdon who will tackle both the MX1 and MX2 classes in 2019.


Franziska Brandl, Managing Director o...

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FIM AWARDS CEREMONY CAPS HISTORIC WEEKEND IN ANDORRA

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)



The stunning annual FIM Awards ceremony tonight brought the curtain down on a spectacular weekend in Andorra, where more than 100 national motorcycling federations have been gathered all weekend to celebrate their communal values of courage, excellence and commitment.


At tonight’s glamorous crowning ceremony were some of the biggest names i...

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JORGE VIEGAS ELECTED NEW PRESIDENT

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)



Former FIM Deputy-President confirmed as successful candidate at FIM Annual General Assembly in Andorra, where three new FIM Board members and three new Internal Auditors are also announced


Mr. Jorge Viegas is the newly elected FIM President, taking over the role vacated by Mr. Vito Ippolito after his successful candid...

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ANDORRA READY FOR GOLDEN NIGHT AT 2018 FIM AWARDS

Posted on December 1, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)



The global superstars and unsung heroes of motorcycling will be brought together on Sunday evening for a night of celebration and reflection, as the stunning mountain scenery of Andorra la Vella provides the backdrop to the spectacular 2018 FIM Awards.


Andorra ready for Golden Night at 2018 FIM Awards


The global superstars and unsung heroe...

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HUSQVARNA YOUTH FOR ROOF

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)



What Roof of Africa Preview

Where Lesotho

When 6-8 December 2018

Community South Africa National

Young Oosthuizen & Green off to Malutis


Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho for the 51st running of the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’ 2018 Motul Roof of Africa ...

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YOUNG BRACES FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN SHOWDOWN AT 'MOTHER OF HARD ENDURO'

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Riders are gearing up for heat and high elevations with less than a week to the start of the Motul Roof of Africa, which will take place from 5-8 December.


Over three stages, the event infamously known as the 'Mother of Hard Enduro' will test the grit of both man and machine with technical trails that traverse the mountains of Lesotho.


Wi...

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DEVELOPMENT RIDERS HEAD FOR ROOF AFTER PLACING AMONG TOP 10 AT NITE-X 2

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 November 2018 – Herbalife Nutrition bLU cRU Yamaha Racing Team stars, Thabang Katees and Piwe Zulu, both ended among the top 10 at the recently held Powasol Nite-X2; their last race before taking to the 2018 Motul Roof of Africa.


Piwe placed 8th with Thabang not far behind him in...

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Fim Rider's Insurance Scheme Updated Documents

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)




After the inital communication and launch of the Riders' Insurance scheme in October, we thank everybody for their valuable feedback which is now reflected in the updated documents (FAQ) you will find attached.


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MOTUL ANNOUNCES ROOF OF AFRICA AND DAKAR RALLY COMPETITOR STUART GREGORY AS THEIR NEW POWERSPORT AMBASSADOR

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)




Motul South Africa is proud to introduce off-road motorcycle and global adventurer, Stuart Gregory, as their new PowerSport Ambassador. Stuart’s inspiring refusal to be daunted by some of the world’s toughest events makes him the perfect match for a brand that has a history of fearless innovation.


Stuart joins Motul South Africa&...

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ERASING TERRIBLE MEMORIES WITH SMOKE

Posted on November 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)


AFRICA'S OLDEST ENDURO EVENT MAKES SOME EXCITING CHANGES

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)



Africa’s end-of-enduro-season showstopper is fast approaching. The Motul Roof of Africa, notoriously known as the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’, will put riders to their paces in the spectacular mountains of Lesotho from 5-9 December.


The event has unveiled enduro riding paradise for 50 years with dizzying altitudes and over 400km of unrelenting terrai...

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ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR 2019 DJ RALLY FOR CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)



Entries are open for the 2019 commemorative regularity rally which celebrates the 106th anniversary of the staging of the motorcycle road race between Durban and Johannesburg that was staged annually between 1913 and 1936. Motorcycles that are eligible to compete in this commemorative event are therefore limited to those manufactured before the end of December 1936.


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