TEASDALE RIDES A GOOD SECOND TO CHAMPION YOUNG
ROUND three of the South African National Enduro championship, which was held at Bulwer in KwaZulu-Natal on August 12 and 13, saw Pietermaritzburg’s Travis Teasdale settling for a good second place after a hard-riding battle with SA’s top rider, Wade Young, on the Sherco 300 SE-R.
Young, who clinched a third place in the Red Bull Romaniacs Extreme Enduro Rally in Romania in July, is the current South African National Enduro champion and the youngest rider to win the Roof of Africa yet.
Teasdale, who rides for the Brother Leader Tread KTM team, had gone into the race leading the E2 championship, and had opted for the newly launched 2017 KTM 300 XC-W.
Riders had to complete five laps of a 38 km loop that included a very tight 1,4 km MX test. which was raced from lap one, a 2,5 km Extreme test and a seven-kilometre Enduro test, which were both timed from lap two.
Teasdale battled to get into a rhythm racing the MX special, which cost the talented Pietermaritzburg youngster the win. He finished a few seconds off first-placed Young.
Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Kirsten Landman finished the Silver class in second place. She still leads the Silver class. — Wheels Reporter.