Econorun in Free State
JOHANNESBURG — Entries are now open for the 36th edition of this popular RFS (Retirement Fund Solutions) Bike Econorun.
With the fuel consumption of a variety of bikes tested under controlled conditions, the Econorun is a solid indication of how well the various bikes in the local market do. The results are very important to the industry and also extremely valuable to the buying public, who are looking to shave as much off their fuel bills as possible.
Going south this year
The route for this year’s event breaks with tradition — after having been held in Mpumalanga for many years, this year’s route will take competitors from Brakpan, on the East Rand, to the Black Mountain Hotel on the outskirts of Thaba ’Nchu in the southern Free State. The Run will start at the Engen Carnival City service station in Brakpan.
The first leg will be a 600 km run to the overnight stop at event headquarters at the Black Mountain Hotel. Day 2 will consist of a circular route back to the hotel for the finish and prize giving.
With the event headquarters located in the heart of the Maria Mokba Game Reserve and overlooking the Groothoek Dam, the participants will be treated to spectacular scenery.
Francois Jordaan, the Econorun’s clerk of the course, says: “We are in the process of dotting i’s and crossing the t’s where the route is concerned.
“It is a complete change from previous years but will be as big a challenge as ever, and fuel consumption figures will be earned the hard way. The change to the finish venue was made because we felt it would be closer to home base for many would be competitors.”
Regulations and entry forms are available on the website and entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The event caters for all types of roadworthy motorcycles — including pillions — that can travel a minimum of 350 km on a full tank of fuel.