Ex­treme en­duros kick­start

Ju­nior En­duro track now in the Big Five events in KZN

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING - KARIN VORSTER

SATUR­DAY sees Powa­sol host­ing the first of this year’s Big Five Ex­treme En­duros.

Se­ri­ous riders are en­cour­aged to en­ter the Gold class, but those just test­ing their rid­ing skills should en­ter the Sil­ver class and for a day of fine rid­ing go for Bronze.

The great news is that Powa­sol will be in­clud­ing a Ju­nior En­duro track at their Big Five events.

This will al­low ju­nior riders the op­por­tu­nity to hone their en­duro tech­ni­cal rid­ing skills.

These events will form the KZN Ju­nior En­duro Cham­pi­onship. The course will be a short course of a max­i­mum of 14 km but prob­a­bly around eight kilo­me­tres and will take 30 min­utes or more to ride. It is go­ing to be tech­ni­cal, so for the less ex­pe­ri­enced riders, dads will ride as chap­er­ones.

The KZN rac­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers and ju­nior par­ents will work with the Powa­sol Course Set­ters to cre­ate this En­duro track for the 65/85 cc riders.

Bul­wer Bash is next

The first week­end in March is the next KZN Rac­ing event — the Bul­wer Bash.

The pits are at the Nip Inn and the course trav­els around, un­der and over the beau­ti­ful Bul­wer area. We are again col­lect­ing sta­tionery for the lo­cal school, as a sign of our ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

We thank the lo­cal com­mu­nity for al­low­ing us to ride on their land. Riders and fans are asked to please plun­der their sta­tionery cup­boards, speak to the boss at work, or bring a do­na­tion of sta­tionery with you to the race. You will need to hand this in at regis­tra­tion. A cash do­na­tion will also be ac­cepted.

All vet­eran riders

A re­minder to all riders over 50 — you need to un­dergo a stress ECG and sub­mit this re­port to Rashaad at MSA rashaad@mo­torp­sort.co.za when ap­ply­ing for your li­cence. This stress ECG will need to be sub­mit­ted with your WOW ap­pli­ca­tion, ei­ther be­fore, to Car­men, or on the day at regis­tra­tion.

En­vi­ron­mats are avail­able at Haz­clean — speak to Khanya on 083 392 4589.

Scru­ti­neer­ing form at­tached — don’t tick it if you ain’t got it.

Im­por­tant con­tacts

• MSA Li­cence and KZN Rac­ing Mem­ber­ship: https://goo.gl/ s1tqOP

• MSA On­line Li­cence: www.msaon­line.co.za

• www.powa­solevents.co.za

MIN­I­MAL­IST DE­SIGN: To be of­fi­cially un­veiled at the Lon­don Mo­tor­cy­cle Show on Satur­day is CCM’s Skunkw­erx’s lim­ited-edi­tion Spit­fire. A 600cc thumper pro­pels the Spit­fire’s 120 kg dry weight. Only 150 mod­els will be hand built, each sell­ing for £7 995 (R1

PHOTO: FILE

Ste­fan van Deven­ter of Al­fie Cox Rac­ing KTM, in ac­tion dur­ing last year’s en­duro season, shows what riders can ex­pect in the Gold Class.

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