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ROUND 7 of KZN Re­gional Mo­tor­cross cham­pi­onships was held at the Mid­way MX track.

The day saw good rac­ing in cold and misty con­di­tions, with a lot of young blood show­ing KZN’s depth of bik­ing tal­ent.

In the 65 cc class three young girls, Jadene and Cheye­nee De Lima from Westville and Am­ber McGre­gor from Amamz­in­toti, showed no fear to race with their throttles wide open.

But the prov­ince’s new star is Pi­eter­mar­itzburg’s Matthew Malan (18). Malan won the 2015 MX2 Mon­ster En­ergy South African Na­tional mo­tocross cham­pi­onship. He also won all three heats in the MX2 class and was crowned the over­all MX2 cham­pion at the FIM Africa Mo­tocross of African Na­tions, which was held at the Don­ny­brook track in Harare in Au­gust.

Malan next year heads back to the U.S., where he will be rac­ing in some ama­teur na­tion­als and qual­i­fiers for the Loretta Lynn Na­tional, which is held in Nashville, Ten­nessee in July/Au­gust.

Malan is no stranger to podium in the U.S. where he com­peted in the mini Olympics in 2007 and won the su­per­cross cham­pi­onship. In 2013 he won the 125 cc class (School­boy 1) and rep­re­sented South Africa in the ju­nior world champs. In­juries cut short his 2014 sea­son, but as he tweeted to the twerps who missed him in the States — he will be back next year “to kick some ass”.

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PMB biker Matthew Malan is head­ing to Nashville with the aim of qual­i­fy­ing for the Loretta Lynn Na­tional races in July.

FROM LEFT: Jadene and Cheye­nee De Lima from Westville and Am­ber McGre­gor from Amamz­in­toti.

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