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Posted on October 31, 2018 at 8:35 AM

For its 51st edition, the Mother of Hard Enduro has undergone an ‘extreme’ make-over. With an all-new route, the 2018 Motul Roof of Africa will provide riders with a challenge that’s worthy of being the next edition of Africa’s oldest off-road race.

Taking place in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho from 5th – 8th December 2018, the Motul Roof of Africa is all about extremes: southern Africa’s highest peaks and passes, and its most beautiful alpine scenery.

With two thirds of this year’s route having never featured in the Roof before and the remaining third consisting of areas that have not featured in the race since 2010, even the most experienced of Hard Enduro riders will find themselves facing new and unfamiliar terrain.

There are also plans afoot, still to be confirmed, for Round the Houses to be moved to a new, spectator and traffic friendly venue on the outskirts of Maseru which promises to offer an exciting start to the weekends racing.

Motul Roof of Africa event organiser, Peter Luck, commented that, “With an all-new route, we’re honoured to have the chance to respect the heritage of this race, while still offering Gold, Silver and Bronze riders new challenges and the opportunity to explore previously unseen corners of Lesotho. It’s a fresh new approach to the Mother of Hard Enduro, and will prove that the race is definitely not getting soft in its old age.” He adds, “We have also reviewed the documentation and scrutineering process and have streamlined this as part of the improvements to the Roof this year.”

As the title sponsor for the third consecutive year, Motul Area Manager for Eastern and Southern Africa, Mercia Jansen, explained that “We are thrilled to be associated with this prestigious event again. Our brand is all about innovation and we are very excited by the changes that have been put in place for this year’s event, we know competitors and spectators are going to have a fantastic experience at the 2018 Motul Roof of Africa.”

Jansen further expands on the relationship with this event, “Motul lubricants help riders obtain peak performance from their motorcycles – exactly what they will need if they are to triumph in the 2018 Motul Roof of Africa”.

Details of the exciting new route, the documentation and scrutineering process as well as other important information will be released soon. To stay up to date visit the website: or follow the official Facebook page:


Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its Motul Tech activity.

Unanimously recognised for more than 160 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognised as a specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant, issued from the aeronautical industry, making use of esters technology: 300V lubricant.

Motul is a partner to many manufacturers and racing teams in order to further their technological development in motorsports. It has invested in many international competitions as an official supplier for teams in: Road racing, Trials, Enduro, Endurance, Superbike, Supercross, Rallycross, World GT1, 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), 24 Hours of Spa, Le Mans Series, Andros Trophy, Dakar, MotoGP, World Superbike, IOM TT, 8 Hours of Suzuka, Bol d’Or, Daytona 200-mile motorcycle race.

Motul’s passion for the history and heritage of motorsports is also reflected in its role as the Exclusive Oil and Lubricant Partner to the annual Goodwood Revival.

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