Gallina Enjoys a Huge Field of Enduro Riders

A HUGE field of nearly 80 riders took part in the sixth round of the Bank Windhoek Namibia National Enduro Championship Series took place at the Gallina Motocross racetrack last weekend, Saturday.

A turnout of 17 foreign riders participated in the fourth round of the Southern African Off-Road Championship (SORC) which took place simultaneously at the same venue. All the riders had to do a lap of the MX track, before each lap of the very demanding route that snaked its way through the mountains of the farm.

The Motocross racetrack was a challenging addition for many of the riders, as many of the enduro riders had no motocross background and have never been on a prepared track with big jumps. Riding in the open class were Botswana’s crack rider Ross Branch, Jonathan van Wyk and Louw Schmidt from the Brother KTM racing team. Ross won the B2 Class which is part of the SORC category. In second place was Henner Rusch followed by Jonathan van Wyk in third place.

In the B1 Class, Ingo Waldschmidt took top honours followed by Joumlrn Greiter and Dale Holliday from Zamibia, who came in third place.

Class B3 was won by Fanie Steenkamp and he was also the fastest quad rider of the day. In second place was Gary Rowland followed by Clinton Hilfiker in third place. Shannon Rowland won the B9 Class and she was also the fastest Ladies Quad of the day. She was followed by Maike Bochert in second place and Chardri Monk from South Africa was third.

Source : New Era