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DAKAR'S AFRICAN HEROES

Posted on December 11, 2019 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)




What Dakar - The South African Crews

Where Saudi Arabia

When 5-17 January 2020

Community International

 

Ten SA entries to follow in January

 

It is almost Dakar time again and Southern Africa will be well represented when 2020 event blasts off for two weeks of racing through brand n...

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ALL GOLD HUSQVARNA

Posted on December 10, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)


What Roof of Africa Report

Where Lesotho

When 4-7 December 2019

Community International

 

All three riders in Roof of Africa top ten

 

Husqvarna Racing returned from the 'Mother of Hard Enduro’ Motul Roof of Africa with a pot of gold after all three of its riders delivered top ten finishes ...

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BIRCH RETURNS TO MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)



ENDURO LEGEND CHRIS BIRCH HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE ‘MOTHER OF HARD ENDURO’


Chris Birch will be racing for Brother Leader Tread KTM at the 2019 Motul Roof of Africa. The motorsport legend is a multiple New Zealand Enduro overall champion, three time Roof of Africa winner, and the 2010 Red Bull Romaniacs champion. He has also competed successfully in the worl...

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JARVIS RETURNS TO THE MALUTI MOUNTAINS

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)


 

The legend has returned…


It is with great excitement that Husqvarna South Africa announces the entry of motorsport superstar Graham Jarvis into the 2019 Motul Roof of Africa. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Racing athlete is a giant in the sport with accolades including being a five-time Erzbergrodeo winner; multiple Romaniacs winner; and most ...

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HUSQVARNA AFTER MOUNTAIN GOLD

Posted on December 2, 2019 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)


What Roof of Africa Preview

Where Lesotho

When 4-7 December 2019

Community International

Jarvis joins Swanepoel & Green on Roof

 

Husqvarna Racing heads to the jewel of the Southern African Hard Enduro crown Roof of Africa with a powerful three-man team to take on the best in the world in the Maluti Mo...

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ETHAN WILLIAMSON: CLEAN SWEEP FOR 8-YEAR-OLD MX STAR

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)




 

Just three years ago, Ethan Williamson got onto his first PW50… Now he’s a regional, national and international Motocross champion, including winning the coveted FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations - Africa’s highest award for motocross.

 

Ethan Williamson, riding out of Cape Town, South Africa, is only eig...

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OOSTHUIZEN WITHDRAWS FROM MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA

Posted on November 27, 2019 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)



It was with great regret that we announce the withdrawal of PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING’s star rider William Oosthuizen from the 2019 Motul Roof of Africa due to medical reasons. This decision comes with immense disappointment for the reigning National Enduro E1 Champion who was considered as one of the favourites for this year’s edition of the iconic ev...

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BRAD BINDER CONCLUDES 2019 WITH VICTORY AND OVERALL MOTO2 RUNNER-UP

Posted on November 17, 2019 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)



The Red Bull KTM Ajo wrapped up the 2019 season in style on Sunday with another victory at the Valencia GP, thanks to a fantastic performance by Brad Binder. A third consecutive race win for the South African rider secured him the runner-up spot in the 2019 Moto2 standings, just three points behind the World Champion.


The Moto2 race, which was reduced to 16 laps...

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TRAINING AND VOLUNTEERS: TWO CENTRAL TOPICS FOR FIM AFRICA

Posted on November 13, 2019 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)



FIM Africa held its General Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya on 2 November. Altogether nine countries attended the event that summed up the 2019 season and established together plans for the 2020 season.


The 2019 season has been intense for FIM Africa especially in motocross and Cross Country Rallies. However, also Road Racing has ...

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NEXT YEAR'S DJ RUN WILL MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS COMMEMORATIVE REGULARITY TRIAL

Posted on November 13, 2019 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)


The famous Durban to Johannesburg motorcycle race, run on public roads, may have been stopped by the authorities in 1936 but the spirit of this arduous event continues in the form of a commemorative regularity run for classic motorcycles between these two cities. The 2020 DJ Run will mark the 50th anniversary of this regularity trial which was staged for the first time in 1970.


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KTM DOMINATES NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)



KTM South Africa completed its dominance of the National Cross Country Championship in Bronkhorstspruit on Saturday. Not only did the orange brand walk away with the 2019 Manufacturers Award, but a total of five national titles.


It was a nail-biting end to the season with almost every one of the championships coming right down to the wire. In the OR1 Class, ...

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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)


What SA Cross Country Moto Rounds 5 & 6 Report

Where Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng

When 8-9 November 2019

Community South Africa National


Husqvarna trio beat Bronkhorst challenge


Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing enjoyed a strong end to a troubled South African Cross Country Motorcycle seaso...

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PORTUGAL READY FOR 2019 FIM ISDE

Posted on November 10, 2019 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)



The stage is set for the ninety-fourth edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) to take place at Portimao, Portugal – starting Monday 11 November. Australia enter the FIM’s longest-running motorcycle race as the defending champions in both the FIM World Trophy and FIM Women’s World Trophy categories, while Italy start as the team to beat in the...

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ERRATUM - INFORMATION - 2020 FIM Track Racing Commission Calendars, 08 November

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

ERRATUM / Track Racing not Tracing Racing


Please find enclosed the Press Release / 2020 FIM Track Racing Commission Calendars, 08 November.


Click here to view the calendar

BATTLE BETWEEN ORANGE TEAMMATES LOOMS LARGE

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



A battle between orange teammates is looming. This weekend Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Ross Branch and Louwrens Mahoney will go head-to-head in a fight for national glory. The final stop on the Cross Country calendar takes riders to Bronkhorstspruit - a double-header round where the OR1 winner will take all.


It’s been a journey to the top step of ...

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RED SQUARE ZX10 MASTERS CUP ON DSTV IGNITION CHANNEL 189

Posted on November 5, 2019 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Motorcycle enthusiasts will have numerous opportunities to see highlights from the Red Square ZX10 Masters Cup that took place at Zwartkops International Raceway:


The Broadcast Schedule is as follow:


• SAT 09: 5.30AM, 3.30PM

• SUN 10: 3.30AM, 11.30AM

• MON 11: 7.30PM

• TUES 12: 1...

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INFORMATION - FIM JUNIOR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & CUP - 2020

Posted on November 5, 2019 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Junior Motocross World Championship & Cup 2020 Calendar.


Click here to view the calendar


FOURTH VICTORY OF THE YEAR FOR BRAD BINDER AT THE MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

Posted on November 3, 2019 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)



The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team wrapped up their work at the final round of an intense flyaway triple header with a win at the Malaysian Grand Prix courtesy of Brad Binder, who achieved his second consecutive victory. The South African confirmed his status as the strongest rider in Moto2 in the second half of the year by racking up his fourth win in the last eight races.


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FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on November 3, 2019 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)


2020 Calendar confirmed, 03 November


Togliatti stages first-ever Russian FIM Speedway Grand Prix as SGP 2020 calendar is revealed. The FIM Speedway Grand Prix series heads for Russia next year as Togliatti joins nine returning venues on the 2020 SGP World Championship calendar.


Following the city’s successful Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations ...

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STATEMENT - AFRIDZA MUNANDAR PASSES AWAY

Posted on November 2, 2019 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Following an incident in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup race at Sepang International Circuit on Saturday, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of Afridza Munandar.


The incident occurred at Turn 10 on Lap 1, with the race Red Flagged immediately thereafter. The 20-year-old first received medical attention by the side of the track before being transferred to Kuala Lumpur Hospital by helicopter.


Despite the best efforts of circuit medical staff a...

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