Robertson, Western Cape, 24 August 2019
The Proudly Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha team attended the fifth round of the MSA National Enduro series hosted by the CSMX Enduro Racing club, with the intention of increasing valuable points in E1, E2 and the Masters Championship.
Kyle Flanagan, “This race was probably the most physically demanding races of the SA Enduro Series this year, The terrain was really in your face all the time with little to no time to catch your breath and then there was the intense heat as well. Glad to have walked away with the win and extend my points lead even though I suffered from dehydration on the final lap.” Kyle won the E2 Category on his YZ250X and the overall for the day and is currently leading the E2 championship.Lloyd Kirk came into the fifth round with not much time on the bike after suffering a knee injury and round 4. “First lap I suffered from bad arm pump and just struggled to get going. By the end of Lap 1 I had finally found my rhythm and started to pick up the pace. By the middle of the 3rd lap I could feel my that I was not fit enough as my body started to cramp badly and felt very drained from the heat”. Lloyd placed a respectable 3rd for the day in the E1 category and is currently 2nd in the championship.
Bruce May had a good day out on his YZ250FX. “The Robertson terrain really suits my riding style and I’m comfortable in the Robertson sand. I knew I had to push hard in the first section make some headway and avoid the dust” Bruce placed 1st overall for the day in the Masters category and increased his championship lead.Denzil “The General” Torlage had a great ride aboard his YZ250X. “The course was very physical with some large step-down sections that almost caught me out a few times. I am really happy to walk away with a podium finish” Denzil finished the day off in 3rd place in the Masters category.
Well done to the entire CSMX team and Altus de Wet for hosting a great National Enduro and Regional event. Thank-you must be said to all sponsors for their support: Bidvest, AMP, Shoei, Acerbis, RK Chains, Progrip, Yamalube, GYTR, PSP Racing, Metzeler Carbontech and Hayward Suspension.
Images courtesy of Lindsey-jane Droomer