|Posted on April 11, 2018 at 2:45 AM|
Red Bull KTM will start the week off with silverware after the second round of the National Motocross Championship.
It was young guns Camden Mc Lellan and Jonathan Mlimi who stole the show at Pietermaritzburg’s Thunder Valley on Saturday with an overall victory and two second spots on the podium.
As an eligible rider for both the Pro Mini and High School Class, Mc Lellan decided to race in both categories.
After walking away with a familiar Pro Mini win, the rider managed to pull off a hard-earned second place in the High School Class.
“It’s all about getting a good start if I want to keep up with the big boys in the High School class. I felt a lot more comfortable today, and was able to handle the 125cc much better than the first round. It helped a lot to be back on hardpack so I could really push,” said Mc Lellan.
Adding to the celebrations was the performance of Pro Mini’s Mlimi, who narrowly finished behind his teammate to take second overall and secure the red plate.
“It was a really good day for me! I managed to get the holeshot in both heats. It wasn’t easy out there – the track got fairly rough and choppy, so I had to change my lines quite a bit. Stoked to hold onto the red plate,” said an elated Mlimi.
The 2018 season marked a fresh start for both Mc Lellan and Mlimi who took the giant leap to a different category.
There has been no tip-toeing into the new territory for the riders, who have started the season with a strong presence in their respective classes.
After a rollercoaster day for the rest of the Red Bull KTM squad, a solid finish in MX2 from Kerim Fitz-Gerald brought a sigh of relief. Despite a series of events that didn’t play in the rider’s favour, he managed to walk away with a third spot for the day.
“What an up and down day! I made a bit of a comeback in the second moto of MX2, and I’m happy with the finish. Still a little bit disappointed that I didn’t come away with more points though - but that’s racing. I’ll do my best to narrow the gap at the next round,” said Fitz-Gerald.
Published by: KTM Media
Picture Caption: Camden Mc Lellan at the second round of the National MX Championship.
Photography by: www.zcmc.co.za
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