Girls just wanna have fun, too
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”.
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.