Vet­eran mo­tocross champs ap­peal for a spon­sor

The Witness - Wheels - - MO­TOR­ING -

THE largest team of South African top Vet­eran Mo­tocross rid­ers are set to tackle the In­ter­na­tional USA World Vet­eran race in Cal­i­for­nia in Novem­ber, 55-year-old Tony Rid­dell ex GP rider and mul­ti­ple Mo­tocross na­tional cham­pion has put to­gether the most colour­ful team of pro­fes­sional South African rid­ers ever to race to­gether as a team.

These South African na­tional, Spring­boks and world cham­pi­ons, all re­spec­tive he­roes in their day, are still well known in cham­pi­onship cir­cles.

The race in Novem­ber is the largest World Vets event yet with rid­ers from over 36 coun­tries tak­ing part. Or­gan­is­ers in the past have reg­is­tered 50 000 spec­ta­tors for the week­end of rac­ing. The team are headed by Tony Rid­dell, who is ap­peal­ing for funds on top of what the rid­ers are pay­ing. Rid­dell says R500 000 gets an ex­clu­sive team deal, or smaller brands can be ac­com­mo­dated for a 20% stake in the team. In­ter­ested sup­port­ers, part­ners and spon­sors can e-mail tonyrid­ or call 079 442 1651. — WR.

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