Fi­nal round for Mo­toX

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HUSQVARNA South Africa mo­tocross star Richie van der Westhuizen heads to Har­ri­smith’s fi­nal round for the 2017 South African mo­tocross cham­pi­onship keen to go one bet­ter on win­ning three out of the four mo­tos last time out.

Van der Westhuizen was the star of July’s slip­pery Thun­der Val­ley MX Na­tion­als in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, win­ning both MX1 races and a MX2 moto, while Caleb Ten­nant took sec­ond in the first heat of MX2 rid­ing as sub­sti­tute to the in­jured Maddy Malan.

“I can’t wait for Har­ri­smith,” Van der Westhuizen said.

“I had an amaz­ing day at a gnarly Pi­eter­mar­itzburg and I’m look­ing to carry on where I left off at Har­ri­smith.”

Team-mate Caleb Ten­nant is look­ing for­ward to keep pro­gress­ing as he sub­sti­tutes for the in­jured Husqvarna lead rider Maddy Malan in MX2.

“I have two tar­gets this week­end — I want to have more con­sis­tent top three results and I would re­ally like to go one bet­ter on my sec­ond po­si­tion last time out on this won­der­ful fac­tory Husqvarna,” Ten­nant said.

Husqvarna Mo­tor­cy­cles brand manager Fred Fen­sham is also keen to see his charges rac­ing in the Free State.

“Husqvarna Rac­ing is on a roll,” he con­firmed.

“Richie won three out of four last time out and I know he is amped to make it four-up in Hari­smith — the 717 is ready.

“Caleb is learn­ing fast and ben­e­fit­ing [from] be­ing part of the fac­tory set-up and he will be back and strong in round six and let’s see if lit­tle Neil van der Vyfer can make it 12 out of 12 on his Husqvarna TC 50.”

The fi­nal round will be hosted at Holeshot Har­rys near Har­ri­smith on Satur­day. — WR.

PHOTO: MOTORPRESS

Richard van der Westhuizen in ac­tion in PMB.

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