Round Five Enduro Results

Round Five of the Bank Windhoek Namibia National Enduro Series, which took place on Farm Abbabis in the Karibib district, was not about speed, but about endurance and technical riding ability.

The greater part of the route at Farm Abbabis was all new with new mountain passes that some compared to being tougher than some Red Bull Braveman sections, riverbeds that went on for ages and fast flowing farm roads in between to catch your breath before the next technical section.

It was the first time since 2011 that the series was held at this venue. Despite the tough race course, there were no reported injuries in either the bike or quad classes.

In Class 10, there were only two entrants and Marius Faul edged out Mark Johnston for the win.

Juan Tyran was the only entrant in Class 9 and was therefore the winner.

Franco Routh was the winner in Class 8, followed by Uwe Brockmann and J.L Opperman.

Class 7 had the most entries with 19 entrants. Tom Moths was first over the line, finishing two minutes head of Rainer Sentefol, while Juumlrgen Gladis, who grew up on Farm Abbabis, came third.

Class 5 had three entrants, but only two finished after Stefan du Plessie did not finish the race. Frank Ahlreip came first, to beat the current championship points leader Sven Schneidenberger into second place.

Four female riders contested Class 4, with Maike Borchardt taking the honours, followed by Shannon Rowland and Claire Brendel.

Clinto Hilfiker won Class 3, followed by Gary Rowland. There were only three entrants, but Fanie Steenkamp did not finish the race due to mechanical problems with his bike.

In the Open Class, Henner Rush was a comfortable winne, finishing 15 minutes ahead of second placed Ingo Waldschmidt. A new name to the podium of the Open Class, Dirk Hohmeier, took third place.

In Class 1, there were six entries, and some very tight racing. The top three all finished within three minutes of each other. Pascal Henle took gold, followed by Claude Brendel and Kai-Uwe Brettschneider.

Source : The Namibian