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2018 SA Motocross Nationals Maritzburg Race Report

Round 2 of the 2018 TRP Distributors SA Motocross National Championship took place at the Maritzburg MX Club in Pietermartizburg. Heavy rain leading up to the race resulted in a rough track and tough racing.

Race Report from Round 2 of the 2018 TRP Distributors SA Motocross National Championship

In in the MX1 Class, it was hometown favourite Maddy Malan that made the challenging track look easy dominating the field and taking 1-1 for the overall.

Maddy Malan taking the win in the MX1 class at round 2 of the MX Nationals

His team mate, Caleb Tennant went 2-2 and earned a 2nd overall after another consistent performance and hangs onto the points lead and the red plate.

Caleb Tennant taking second place and the points lead at Round 2 of the 2018 Motocross Nationals

David Goosen struggled with starts but otherwise had a great day in the saddle and the 4-3 finish earned him 3rd for the day.

 

In the MX2 Class, it was Maddy Malan again that was a cut above the rest with a 1-2 finish earning him the top spot for the day and the points lead heading into Round 3 in Bloemfontein.

Maddy Malan taking the win in the MX2 class at round 2 of the MX Nationals

Maddy however faced a different kind of challenge in MX2 and David Goosen came back hard in heat 2 to take a convincing win. Goosen’s 4-1 earned him 2nd overall for the day.

David Goosen with a convincing 2nd place in the MX2 Class at the Motocross Nationals

After a tough day at the office for Kerim Fitz-Gerald who earned 3rd overall with his 5-3 finish.

2018 SA Motocross Nationals Maritzburg Results

MX1
1st Maddy Malan
2nd Caleb Tennant
3rd David Goosen
4th Tristan Purdon
5th Kerim Fitz-Gerald

MX2
1st Maddy Malan
2nd David Goosen
3rd Kerim Fitz-Gerald
4th Bradley Cox
5th Caleb Tennant

MX3
1st Brett Bircher
2nd Ian Topliss
3rd Dewald van der Berg

Ladies
1st Leah Heygate
2nd Kayla Raaff
3rd Yanke Pieterse

High School
Justin Sangster
Camden Mc Lellan
Dalton Venter

Pro Mini
1st Camden McLellan
2nd Jonathan Mlimi
3rd Blake Young

85cc Juniors
1st Troy Muraour
2nd Luke Grundy
3rd Tyler Tarantino

65cc
1st Lucca Mynhardt
2nd Emmanuel Bako
3rd Wian du Plooy

50cc
1st Andrea Manhardt
2nd Jack Pullen
3rd Nicol Smit

Photos by Eric Palmer.

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