0012021 National Motocross Championship Kicks Off

The wait is over and the gates are about to drop for the start of a brand new season of racing.

The National Motocross Championship kicks off in Terra Topia this Saturday and Red Bull KTM are ready to race for the country’s highest level motocross glory. 

Tristan Purdon will once again take centre stage as he spearheads the hunt for the MX1 and MX2 Championship. With his eyes set on taking a double victory this year, Purdon will pull out all the stops as he builds on what was an unforgettable 2020 season of racing.  

Also looking to continue his winning streak is Jonathan Mlimi, who will remain in the High School Class with the hope of defending his 2020 title. Having overcome various setbacks in his climb to the top step of his class, Mlimi will fight tooth and nail in an attempt to hold onto the highly sought-after red plate.

Bringing a fresh sense of excitement to the team this season is new recruit Cameron Durow, who will be racing in the prestigious MX2 Class. Having just turned 18 years old, Durow is a rider bristling with talent. He boasts an array of titles as a three-time MSA National Champion and three-time Motocross of African Nations Champion. 

When asked about the accolade he is most proud of, Durow recalls winning the opening round of the 2019 National Motocross Championship in the MX2 Class – an achievement he will look to repeat this weekend. 

“Riding for Red Bull KTM has been my goal for as long as I can remember. I’ve always wanted to ride for a professional team and the one I’ve always looked at was Red Bull KTM. Signing with them at this point in my career has really been a huge confidence boost to me. I believe partnering with them will help me really push the sport further and show everyone what I am truly capable of,” said Durow. 

Another new addition to the team is rising star Trey Cox, who will represent the team in the 85cc Class. As the brother of motorsport sensation Bradley Cox and son of legendary racer Alfie Cox, the youngster clearly inherited a full dose of the competitive racing genes and will be a force to be reckoned on Saturday. 

“It’s every young rider’s dream to race for a factory team and coming into it this young is really good for my future. It’s the best team in the paddock and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together as I step up to the 85cc Championship,” said Cox.

After a highly successful career racing for Red Bull KTM, the team will be guided by the experience of manager Kerim Fitz-Gerald this weekend. As a multiple national champion, his knowledge will undoubtedly bring great value to the orange squad. 

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