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2021 SA Motocross Nationals Rover Race Report

Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross Championship took place over the long weekend at the Rover Raceway in Gqeberha. The renowned sand track provided challenging and exciting racing.

Race Report and Results from Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross Championship that took place over the long weekend at the Rover Raceway in Gqeberha.

MX1

Tristan Purdon racing Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross ChampionshipTristan Purdon

Tristan Purdon was untouchable, racing to a double victory over David Goosen who finished in 2nd with two second place finishes and Anthony Raynard who rounded off the podium in 3rd with two third place finishes. Royce Griffin and Seth van den Abeele had a mid-pack dice to finish 4th and 5th respectively. Jesse Wright was also in the mix to finish 6th.

1st Tristan Purdon
2nd David Goosen
3rd Anthony Raynard
4th Royce Griffin
5th Seth van den Abeele

MX2

Camden McLellan racing Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross ChampionshipCamden McLellan

Camden McLellan, back in the country, put pressure on the competitive Tristan Purdon to finish 1-2 for seconds overall. Purdon went 2-1 to take the day’s overall and extend his championship advantage. Cameron Durow went 3-3 for 3rd ahead of David Goosen and Anthony Raynard.

1st Tristan Purdon
2nd Camden McLellan
3rd Cameron Durow
4th David Goosen
5th Anthony Raynard

MX3

Grant Frerichs racing Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross ChampionshipGrant Frerichs

Grant Frerichs took the double with the for the overall ahead of Dwayne Kleynhans in 2nd and Ian Topliss in 3rd.

1st Grant Frerichs
2nd Dwayne Kleynhans
3rd Ian Topliss
4th Ryan Frerichs
5th Jaco Smit

125cc High School

Stav Orland racing Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross ChampionshipStav Orland

Stav Orland’s 3-2 finish was enough to take the overall for the day. Barend du Toit went 2-4 to secure 2nd place and Miguel de Waal went 6-3 for 3rd overall. This after Jonathan Mlimi was excluded from Heat 1 on a yellow flag transgression, but went on to win Heat 2, and Heat 1 winner Ethan Hoffman retired from Heat 2. Luke Grundy and Kyle Townsend fought it out for 4th and 5th.

1st Stav Orland
2nd Barend du Toit
3rd Miguel de Waal
4th Luke Grundy
5th Kyle Townsend

Ladies

Kayla Raaff racing Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross ChampionshipKayla Raaff

Kayla Raaff and Leah Heygate shared out the 1st and 2nd places between the two heats with Raaff taking the overall and Heygate the 2nd place. Both are now tied in championship points. Jadene de Lima finished in 3rd ahead of her sister, Cheyenne de Lima in 4th.

1st Kayla Raaff
2nd Leah Heygate
3rd Jadene de Lima

85cc Pro Mini

Jordan van Wyk racing Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross ChampionshipJordan van Wyk

Jordan van Wyk took the overall with a 1-3 finish. Emmanuel Bako secured 2nd overall for the day with Trey Cox finishing in 3rd.

1st Jordan van Wyk
2nd Emmanuel Bako
3rd Trey Cox

85cc Junior

85cc Start crash at Kayla Raaff85cc Pro Mini / Junior

Andrea Mynhardt took a double for the overall ahead of Tyler Petersen and Matthew Correia.

1st Andrea Mynhardt
2nd Tyler Petersen
3rd Matthew Correia

65cc

Jake van Schoor racing Round 2 of the 2021 South African National Motocross ChampionshipJake van Schoor

Heat 1 was once again controversial as a number of riders including top three Jack Pullen, Blake Frost and Aiden Henley were excluded from the race. Jake van Schoor capitalised to take the day’s win from Nicol Smit and Alex Cooper.

1st Jake van Schoor
2nd Nicol Smit
3rd Alex Cooper

50cc

Trenton Kretzmann and Aiden Retief each took a win with Retief scoring the overall ahead of Kretzmann. Brody Bircher rounded off the podium in 3rd.

1st Aiden Retief
2nd Trenton Kretzmann
3rd Brody Bircher

The next round of the 2021 South African National Motocross Championship takes place at Phakisa in Welkom Saturday 22 May 2021.

Photos by Photos by Ruben Louw Photography.

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