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2021 SA Motocross Nationals Terra Topia Race Report

The season opener of the 2021 South African National Motocross Championship took place over the weekend at Terra Topia in Johanneburg. Exciting racing provided a good kick-off to what is set to be a competitive season.

Race Report from Round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross Nationals from Terra Topia

MX1

Tristan Purdon leads the pack in the MX1 class at round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross NationalsMX1 Start

Johan Vogelesang took the early lead in Heat 1 with Anthony Raynard in pursuit, before Jesse Wright took over the lead. David Goosen was on the charge and soon passed Raynard to then fight Wright before moving ahead for the win. Tristan Purdon, after an average start, moved up to follow Goosen home from Raynard.
In Heat 2 Purdon made no mistakes and went on to take the race win, while Raynard beat Goosen to 2nd ahead of Wright, Bradley Cox and Jayden Proctor. Purdon heads into the next round with the red plate and a two point championship lead.

1st Tristan Purdon
2nd David Goosen
3rd Anthony Raynard
4th Jesse Wright
5th Bradley Cox

MX2

Tristan Purdon wins round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross NationalsTristan Purdon

Tristan Purdon was on the move and took a come-from-behind win from Cameron Durow in the opening race. Anthony Raynard, David Goosen, Dalton Venter and Jayden Proctor were all in the mix battling for podium positions.

David Goosen and Come-on Durow battling at the motocross nationals David Goosen and Cameron Durow

Purdon made it a double win by taking the second Heat over Goosen, Raynard, Durow, Venter and Leonard du Toit.

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

MX3

Grant Frerichs winning the MX3 class at Round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross NationalsGrant Frerichs

A good and competitive mix of racing saw Grant Frerichs take the overall in the end, ahead of Dwayne Kleynhans in 2nd and Ian Topliss in 3rd.

1st Grant Frerichs
2nd Dwayne Kleynhans
3rd Ian Topliss

125cc High School

Miguel de Waal winning the MX3 class at Round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross NationalsMiguel de Waal

With 27 bikes lined up on the gate, Jonathan Mlimi picked up where he left off, took a couple of laps to reel in and pass Ethan Hoffman and clear off to win the opening heat. Hayden Tully ended up on 2nd while Miguel de Waal and Mark-Anthony Filip also moved ahead of Hoffman for 3rd and 4th respectively.
De Waal then sped to a second Heat win ahead of Tully, Mlimi, Luke Grundy and Hoffman, to take the day’s overall victory.

1st Miguel de Waal
2nd Jonathan Mlimi
3rd Hayden Tully

Ladies

Leah Heygate winning the Ladies class at Round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross NationalsLeah Heygate

Leah Heygate went 2-1 for the overall while Kayla Raaff went 1-2 for 2nd on the day. Jadene de Lima rounded off the podium in 3rd place.

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

85cc Pro Mini

Lucca Mynhardt winning the 85cc Pro Mini class at Round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross NationalsLucca Mynhardt

Lucca Mynhardt went 2-1 to take the overall win for the day. Trey Cox took first Heat win but finished in 5th Heat 2 to end up 2nd overall. Neil van der Vyver, who has just moved up to the class, rounded off the podium in 3rd overall.

1st Lucca Mynhardt
2nd Trey Cox
3rd Neil van der Vyver

85cc

Tyler Petersen winning the 85cc class at Round 1 of the 2021 SA Motocross NationalsTyler Petersen

Matthew Correia led Tyler Petersen and Ashton Martin to an opening heat win. Petersen then won the second race from Andrea Mynhardt and Correia, ultimately seeing him secure the day’s victory.

1st Tyler Petersen
2nd Matthew Correia
3rd Ashton Martin

65cc

There was drama as a trio of midfield riders were excluded for ‘jumping under yellow flags’ in the first Heat. In the end it was Blake Frost who took the overall win from Aiden Henley in 2nd and Nicol Smit in 3rd.

1st Blake Frost
2nd Aiden Henley
3rd Nicol Smit

50cc

Champion Trenton Kretzman wasted no time to move ahead of Rayden Woolls for the win in Heat 1. Maxwell Fourie, Ross Mackenzie, Aiden Retief and Travis Liddell followed. As it was in other classes, Woolls struck back to beat Kretzmann in Heat 2 and go even in the title chase. Casper van Zyl was 3rd from Retief, Fourie and MacKenzie.

1st Rayden Woolls
2nd Trenton Kretzman
3rd Maxwell Fourie

The next round of the 2021 South African National Motocross Championshiptakes place at Rover in Port Elizabeth Saturday 3 April 2021.

Photos by Photos by Ruben Louw Photography.

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